Board of Directors

orator in public

Current CSF Board of Directors by term

A 12-member Board of Directors, the FEC President and CSF President, and various FEC church leaders oversee the operation of CSF.


Our officers are elected by our Board of Directors. Four of our five officers also serve as members of our Board of Directors: Douglas A. Bernath (Chair of the Board), Douglas Rupp (Vice Chair), Sherry Yoder (Secretary) and Shonna Holland (Treasurer).

Class of 2019

Douglas A. Bernath, age 59; Chair of the Board; Stryker, Ohio; Owner/Advisor, Freedom Investments and Insurance LLC, 2008 through present; Financial Advisor, FM Investments/Raymond James Brokerage, 2000 through 2008; Manager, Sky Investments and Insurance, 1998 through 2000; Agent/Sales Manager, Prudential Insurance Co., 1989 through 1998; Assoc. Degree, Marketing/Management, Northwest State Community College, Class of 1979; B.A. Business Services, University of Toledo, Class of 1981.

Wendell L. Bontrager, age 49; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Various positions, currently Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer, Tower Bank and Trust Company and Tower Financial Corporation, 1999 through present; Commercial Loan Officer, NBD Bank, 1992 through 1999; B.A. Business Administration, Goshen College, Class of 1991.

Brad Stutzman, age 31; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Various positions, currently Senior Financial Analyst, Vera Bradley Designs, Inc., 2012 through present; Financial Analyst, Zimmer Holdings, 2011 through 2012; Tax Staff Accountant, BKD, 2010 through 2011; Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne class of 2010; CPA, 2012.

Jonathan P. Steiner, age 56; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Senior Vice President and Manager of the Wealth Advisory Group, Lake City Bank, 2010 through present; Founder and Sole Member, Black Lake Advisors, LLC, 2009 through 2010; Holland City President, Mercantile Bank of Michigan, 2003 through 2009; Senior Vice President, STAR Financial Bank, 2000 through 2003; Vice President, Bank One, 1993 through 2000; Corporate Banking Officer, Old Kent Bank, 1985 through 1993; B.A. Business Administration, Taylor University, Class of 1984; M.B.A., Western Michigan University, Class of 1989.

Class of 2020

Shonna D. Holland, age 55; Treasurer; Archbold, OH; accountant with Arrow Tru-Line from 2015 through present; accountant at Defiance Metal Products 2010 through 2015; accountant at Campbell Soup 2008 through 2009;  accountant Fypon Limited 2006 through 2007; accountant, Dana Corp/Nobel Automotive 2006 through 2007; accountant Miller Bros. Construction 1999 through 2006.  Associate of Applied Accounting, Northwest State Community College, Class of 1991; Bachelor of Accounting & Business Management, Defiance College, Class of 1997; MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University, Class of 2005.

Harley E. Nickless, Jr., age 56; Fort Wayne, IN; Church Planting Field Coordinator, Fellowship of Evangelical Churches denomination from 2017 to present; Pastor, Pine Hills Church from 2015 to 2017; Pastor, Grace Community Church from 2011 to 2014; Pastor, Gateway Church from 2003 to 2011; Pastor Bridgeway Church from 1999 to 2002; Director of Church Planting, Church of God General Conference from 1995 to 1999; Pastor, Son Light Church from 1991 to 1994; M.A., Christian Ministry Huntington University’ B.A. Bible and Religion, Huntington University.

Jonathan P. Whirledge, age 35, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Chief Financial Officer, INdigital from 2005 to present; Board of Directors member and President at Barnabas Task from 2014 to present; B.S. Business Administration and Marketing, Grace College and Seminary, Class of 2007.

Sherry Yoder, age 67; Secretary; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Co-owner and Secretary of J. Yoder, Inc. from 1979 through present; Nursing Instructor Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing 1975 through 1979; Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Goshen College, Class of 1974; Associate Degree, Music, Hesston College, Class of 1971.

Class of 2021

Jack McCarley, age 63; Wauseon, Ohio; Retired from 2013 to Present; Accounting and Finance, General Motors Company from 1981 through 2013; Sales, Standard Glove Company from 1978 through 1981; Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Management Accounting, Class of 1990; B.A., Siena Heights University, Class of 1978.

Douglas Rupp, age 66; Vice-Chair of the Board; Archbold, Ohio; Director – Finance & Administration, Sauder Woodworking Co. from 1974 to Present; B.A. in Business Administration, Taylor University, Class of 1974.

Kent D. Schwerin, age 61; Flanagan, Illinois; President, Flanagan State Bank from 1987 to Present; Executive Vice President, Commercial Bank from 1980 through 1987; Bank Examiner, Commission of Banks from 1979 through 1980; B. A. in Business Administration, Wartbury College, Class of 1978.

Thomas S. Shaffer, age 59; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Executive Pastor, Pine Hills Church from 2011 to Present; Executive Pastor, Northwoods Community Church from 1994 through 2011; Associate Pastor, Archbold Evangelical Church from 1985 through 1993; Youth Pastor, Fairview Missionary Church from 1982 through 1985; B.S. in Bible and Christian Education, Fort Wayne Bible College/Taylor University, Class of 1982.

President of FEC

Larry A. “Rocky” Rocholl, age 64, Ex-officio Board Member; Fort Wayne, Indiana; President of the FEC from 2010 through present; Executive Pastor, Brookside Church, 1998 through 2010; Associate Pastor, First Missionary Church, 1996 through 1998; Operations Manager for Specialty Feeds, 1980 through 1996; B.A. Education, Bethel University, Class of 1976.

President of CSF

David J. Teat, age 66; CSF President; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Owner, Skyview Ag Imaging, LLC, June 2012 through September 2015; Owner, Heartland Helicopters, LLC, October 2010 through June 2012; Business Analyst, Ambassador Enterprises, 2008 through 2010; General Manager, Ambassador Steel – Ambassador Bridge & Paving, 2006 through 2009; Director, Ambassador – Covenant Capital, LLC, 2005 through 2006; Consultant, 2004 through 2005; Chief Operating Officer, Mionix Corporation, 1998 through 2004; Chief Operating Officer, Morningstar Diagnostics, LLC, 1996 through 1998; Trader, Self-Employed, 1990 through 1996 and 1982 through 1983, Trader, Chicago Research & Trade, 1983 through 1989; President, Harte Systems, Inc., 1979 through 1982; Business Development, Liocs Corp., 1974 through 1979; Business Development, Burroughs Corp., 1974 through 1977; B.S., Wheaton College, Class of 1974; M.B.A., Indiana University, Class of 1977.