Active Elder Council
Chairman - Jeff Ort
My name is Jeff Ort and my wife Emmy and I have attended CBC since shortly after we arrived in the Flathead Valley in 2003. We have both been involved in full-time ministry to people with special needs and their families since before we were married in 1998. It was our hearts for those families that brought us to Montana to direct Camp Promise, which is a ministry of Big Sky Bible Camp in Bigfork. We also run the Friday Night Out ministry at CBC, which is a bi-weekly ministry to people with special needs throughout the school year.
I grew up in New Jersey and after a few false starts in life I returned to college at 25 to prepare for what I thought would be a life spent on the foreign mission field. While at Columbia Bible College in South Carolina I was exposed to ministry with people with special needs and began to see God shift my focus. I graduated with degrees in Bible and Bible Teaching and began to serve with a ministry based near Philadelphia, PA. It was there that I met a sweet Mississippi belle named Emmy. We began to date shortly after she finished her degree in Camp and Recreation Management from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and joined the ministry full-time. We have been blessed to live, serve and raise our 6 children in this beautiful area. We enjoy living in town and being within walking distance of Main Street, shops, restaurants and parks in our West Kalispell neighborhood.
I’ve tried to pattern my life, ministry and outreach around the seemingly insignificant little word “even” that starts my favorite verse Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (NKJV) If even the Creator God of the universe came to serve others, what right do I have to expect anything more?
Vice Chairman - Ken Young
Ken came to Christ on March 27, 1966 in San Francisco, CA at age 26 from a background of sports, Marine Corps, and engineering. He has an M. Div. degree from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (Western Seminary) of Portland, OR in 1975, has pastored churches in MT and ID and started 3 churches and 2 Bible camps in SE ID while ministering among Mormon people as a home missionary.
Ken has a deep commitment to the absolute authority and sufficiency of Scripture while seeking to grow and change into increasing Christ-likeness in character and conduct. He and his wife, Grace, have been married for 53 years and have 7 children and 27 grandchildren.
Recorder - Brian King
Born and raised in Kalispell and the surrounding area, Tim Stutzman married his high school sweetheart, Naomi Munter in 1972 at Central Bible Church, the church wherein she had been raised.
After graduating from technical school in Helena as a diesel mechanic he worked in logging shops and then in the timber industry for 12 years before going to work for his father-in-law, Dallas Munter's plumbing business, subsequently buying the business from him, where he still works.
Raised in a godly family that knew and trusted in Jesus, he then took Him as his Savior at age 13 when it was impressed on him that there was more to being a Christian than regularly attending church and doing what was right, it was a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that mattered.
After getting married and starting a family, Tim and his family moved into Kalispell from Columbia Falls, and started attending CBC in 1976, being selected to serve on the Church Council in 1977, where he has served since (with a year off, twice). Also during the years he has taught adult and elementary Sunday School classes, and continues to teach from time to time as needed.
Tim appreciates the mission emphasis at CBC, and has traveled to many countries on short term mission endeavors. Ukraine, Belgium, Mexico, Ireland to name some, seeing many other places in traveling to and from. Seeing God working in varied cultures and situations as His word is spread is very dear to Tim's heart.
At age 5, with the promise of a dime from Grandpa, Tim memorized Psalm 19:14. "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer." Through the years this verse has been a special guidance principle to live by.