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The term deacon is derived from the Greek word diakonos, or in English, servant. The office was established very early in Church history as referenced in the Book of Acts.

Acts 6:1-4 (ESV) Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Deacons are recognized as a “deed ministry” in contrast to elders, who primarily minister the word.


Dave Burkhart

When Dave isn't getting his hands dirty taking care of the grounds at Harvest, he's managing a local golf course. He also plays drums and guitar and can be found leading worship on occassion. Dave has passed down his love of Jesus and puns to his three kids, Luke, Tim, and Katie.


Tom Dunn

Tom is an engineer with a heart for Jesus.  He and his wife, Linda, have a son, David, and a daughter, Tabitha.  Tom keeps the deacons heading in the right direction.


Don Statter

Don has been a deacon at Harvest since the church was particularized. He is typically the first deacon contact for those in need in the community. Professionally, Don supports NAVAIR as a scientist.  He and his wife Cindy are busy raising two children at home.

IMG_8989KalKal Weller

Kal is the heart of the deacons in his compassion for others. He leads the important work of budget formulation and tracking, and keeps the computers up and running both at work and at the church. He and his wife Jane have two older believing children.

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