Pastor Douglas Elsey
Pastor Douglas Elsey joined the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church as the Senior Pastor in January of 2009.
Pastor Elsey graduated from Newbold College in England with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology in 1991. After coming to the United States to marry his wife Sherri, whom he met while she was studying at Newbold, he became the Youth Pastor at the Redlands, California, SDA Church in 1992. He and Sherri have three children: Marcus, Lyndsey, and Kaleigh.
Pastor Elsey earned his M.Div degree at Andrews University in 1997 and returned to the Redlands Church for another three years before being called to be the senior pastor at the Yucaipa (California) Adventist Church in 2000. From there, he was called to be the pastor of the Mt. Ellis Adventist Church in 2005. A member of his youth group from the Redlands congregation, Luke Self, served as his associate pastor. Beginning in 2005 Pastor Elsey also began serving as chaplain for Mt. Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Montana. He continued in these duties until his call to New Haven SDA Church.
Pastor Mark Tamaleaa
Pastor Mark joined the pastoral team at New Haven on Dec 15, 2018. Prior to arriving at New Haven he was the Youth and YA Director in the Northern New England Conference. Pastor Mark has worked with youth and young adults for the last 22 years.
Pastor Mark and his wife Mindy of 23 years have 4 children. Their oldest son Tommy, 22, is a recent graduate and pastors out in the Seattle area. Mareko, 21, is a student missionary in American Samoa and teaches 7th & 8th Grade Science. Harota, 18, is nursing student at Andrews University and Jayda, 16, attends Midland Adventist Academy. Pastor Mark says that there are three things in his life that have shaped him and made him the pastor he is today, his dear wife Mindy and their children, his love for people, and his love for Jesus!
Seth Gaskin graduated from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska with a Religion Degree and emphasis in Business, December 2014. He began working as a district pastor in August 2015 for the cities of Iola, Chanute, Thayer, Independence, and Coffeyville. He spent two wonderful years there getting to know, love, and work with the good people in Southeast Kansas before being called to more education at Andrews University. Graduating December 2019 with his M.Div degree, he is extremely excited to have received a call to work as the Youth Pastor.
Pastor Seth says that he and his wife, Mary are so excited to learn and grow as they serve the church and community for Jesus Christ. They have already seen God work in their lives over and over again and cannot wait to see what Jesus has in store for them in this new adventure of ministry. Pastor Seth and Mary love the youth and they would love for parents and families to contact them and let them know how they can serve and share the love of Jesus with them.