Eligibility for an Elder is described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 and they are recognized as spiritual leaders by the congregation. Elders have the responsibility and the authority in issues of church governance, doctrine, and discipline. Elders have oversight responsibility of the church members, officers and deacons according to Ephesians 4:11-13 to equip the saints for the work of ministry. Elders may be removed from their position following the biblical principles found in 1 Timothy 5:19-22.

Paul Haugtvedt

Paul is an Elder and one of the founding members of IBF. He and his wife Vicki have been married for 42 years and have lived and worked in Switzerland since 1993.

Trey Sklar

Trey joined IBF in 2014 together with his wife, Kristina, and their four children. He’s a published author and has been involved in ministry and service around the globe.

Scott Martindale

Scott joined IBF in 2009, shortly after arriving in Switzerland, and is part of the tech team as well as a Sunday School teacher.