Pastor Tom and Julie came to First Free of Boone, in July 2014.
Tom and Julie were married in 1986. They have three children: Sarah and Laura who live, study, and work in Minneapolis, and their son, Andy, who is a freshman at University of Iowa.
Tom got his masters in biblical studies at Columbia International University, graduating in 1988. Tom and Julie served with the Torchbearers in Sweden, from 1988-1990.
Following this mission opportunity, Tom has pastored evangelical free churches in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, from 1990-2009.
In 2009, the Mason family moved to Vienna, Austria, to teach at the Vienna Christian School and pastor Grace Church Vienna, until summer 2014.
The Masons are delighted to be in Boone with the mission to help make disciples in the heartland!
Associate Pastor of Discipleship
Pastor Tim and his family are excited to be a part of the Boone community and First Free church family.
Tim has four children: Jake, a junior at University of Iowa; Will a freshman at University of Iowa; Josh, a junior at Boone High School, and Allie, a freshman attending home school.
He got his bachelors from University of Iowa and continued to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School before starting into ministry full time.
Tim served as youth pastor in Clintion, IA, at his home church, and also at Milaca, MN, Wheeling, IL, and East Chain, MN twice. He last served as associate pastor in Meriden, IA at Oakdale Free Church.
Tim's heart passion is to disciple people to love and serve God passionately, so together they can impact their world for Christ. Following Jesus together, we ware called to be and make disciples who make disciples.
Gudula is originally from Germany, and moved to Boone in 1992. She has been working as an administrative secretary at First Evangelical Free Church of Boone since 2005, and also has been a member here for many years.
Gudula has a great passion for the Lord and for people. Her favorite verses are John 3:16 and Philippians 4:13. She and husband Ken enjoy traveling and camping to appreciate the Lord's creation.
Custodian and Groundskeeper