Deacons

Mike Bertram, Deacon of Ushers

I came to know Christ at a youth retreat during my freshman year in high school.  My wife and I moved to Louisville to attend seminary in 2003, and we joined Clifton that year as well.  We are blessed with four children, Micah, Abby, Haley and Owen.  I currently own my own business doing interior and exterior painting.  We are so blessed to be at a church like Clifton and it is my joy to serve the body by being a Deacon of Ushering.

Caleb Brown, Deacon of Finance

I grew up hearing the gospel at home and at church, and placed my hope and trust in Jesus at age 9. My wife and I have lived in Louisville our entire lives and were married after our sophomore year of college. We love being parents to our two young children.  I work as an actuary at a local insurance company. My role as deacon of finance involves making sure Clifton’s financial statements are produced accurately and overseeing the budgeting process.

Mark Detrick, Deacon of Sound

Jason Erb, Deacon of Security

I was raised in a home where my parents loved Christ and taught us to do the same.  Largely due to their influence, I came to trust Christ at the age of seven or eight, and was baptized soon thereafter.  I moved to Louisville in 2002 to attend seminary and joined Clifton the following year.  My patient wife Andrea and I were married in 2006 and have four beautiful, energy-filled children, Aaron, Abigail, Emma, and Isaiah.  I currently am employed at GameStop as a Loss Prevention Manager, and it is my joy to serve the church body as the deacon of security.

Job & Emily Goshi, Deacons of Visitor Care

Job was privileged to be raised in a godly home where his parents led him to Christ at an early age, and Emily was saved through gospel proclamation at a youth camp.  After meeting in a class at Southern Seminary, the Goshis were married in June 2007 and are blessed with three daughters, Isabel, Chloe, and Madeline.  While Emily is a stay-at-home mother, Job works as a Technology Business Consultant at Humana Inc.  We are humbled at the opportunity to serve at Clifton Baptist Church as the deacons of visitor care.

John McAloon, Deacon of Building

James White, Deacon of Building

I came to know the Lord quite a few years ago.  I can’t choose the day that I felt that I was saved or belonged to the Lord until my pastor at our previous church suggested that I should go forward.  We discussed it, and I prayed about it and knew that I had faith and trust in Jesus and should be baptized as a profession of that faith.  This was several years before moving to Louisville.  I now serve as deacon at Clifton, helping to care for our building.

Catherine Rhoden, Deacon of Hospitality

Lance & Maria Wyse, Deacons of Greeting