Staff & Elders

Our Staff

"We exist to equip, support and unleash members of the Bridges community to exercise their giftedness within the Kingdom of God, while also coordinating ministries specific to Bridges Church."

Jeff Timblin – Lead Pastor

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Jeff (JT) has served as the lead pastor of Bridges Church since we were planted in 1997. He and his wonderful wife (Liz) have been married since 1991, and have four children (Chad, Colson, Samantha, & Ben). JT began serving in ministry directly out of high school while receiving his bachelor's degree from Biola University and his Masters in Christian Education from Wheaton College. He is one of our "staff" elders and is responsible for focusing on the areas of teaching, outreach, and shepherding.  Email JT
Eric Heilman – Worship Coordinator

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Eric joined Bridges Church in 2013 to fulfill the "part-time" need we have to coordinate all of the music ministry necessities that take place within our community, as well as, overseeing our audio and visual arts teams, as they serve our Sunday gatherings. Eric and his wife (Pam) have been married since 1994, and have three children (Max, Abbey, & Grace). In addition to serving at Bridges Church, Eric is a full time Middle School math teacher. We are excited to have his more than 15 years of leading gatherings in worship through music, and his passion for Christ that encompasses every area of his life. Email Eric

Jenny Lindner – Office Administrator



Jenny has been a part of Bridges Church since college, and serving on our office staff since 2007. She and her husband (Casey) have been married since 2005, and they have two children (Joshua & Reagan). As our office administrator, Jenny's organizational skills support all of the ministries taking place at Bridges Church. Along with being our office administrator, she is currently serving as one of the leaders of our women's ministry. Email Jenny

Katie Brown – Staff Missionary

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Katie has been a part of Bridges Church since she was in high school. Her passion to see people of every tribe, tongue, and nation embrace a relationship with Jesus Christ has led her to serve as our Missions & Outreach Coordinator, and Lead Deacon in the area of Outreach. It's no wonder her journey has also led her to partner and work for a missions organization called, e3 Partners, where she leads short term trips for Bridges Church, as well as other churches, all over the world. With a love of music, talent, and an overall creative ability, Katie has also served faithfully in our music ministry since Bridges began. Email Katie


Our Elders

“The elders of Bridges Church have been called by God to spiritually shepherd its people through pure doctrine and aggressive prayer while equipping and exhorting them to grow in their understanding and obedience of Christ’s unique calling on their lives as it relates to the overall vision of this church.”

Our elders would love to hear from you, you can email them anytime.

Jeff Timblin

Thom Glonchak

Dennis Lindner

Jose Rico

Jason Ellis