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 Blackport, Deacon of Ordinances
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.
Holly Detrick, Deaconess of Hospitality
Mark Detrick, Deacon of Sound
Larry Hausman, Deacon of Security
I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and received a Finance degree from Loyola University in New Orleans. I became a believer in 1998 and attended Southeast Christian Church in 2003. My wife and I were married September 2002 and graduated from Southern Seminary December 2006. We have served overseas in a closed country and currently serve as small group leaders for Clifton.
Nate Harmon, Deacon of Media
I grew up in a Christian home and professed faith at an early age. However, much of my childhood was characterized by sinfulness and rebellion. During high school a youth pastor came to my church. He regularly met with me one on one and taught me the Bible. At that time, the Word began to take root in my life, and I repented of my sins and began following Christ. I attended Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA where I met my wife Lisa. We came to Louisville in 2004 to attend Southern Seminary. Clifton quickly became our church home. I graduated with my MDiv in 2010. While in seminary, the Lord blessed us with three children, Elliott, Luciana, and Owen. Although I pursued education at Bible college and seminary with full-time ministry in view, so far the Lord has had other plans. In 2009 I began working for Level 12, where I am currently a developer and partner. The Lord has used my job to better equip me to serve as Deacon of Media at Clifton. He has also given me the opportunity to help lead a Trail Life USA troop in Charlestown, IN.
Ian Lawrence, Deacon of Missionary Care
I was raised in a home and in a church where I regularly heard the gospel and was saved from a young age. My wife, Megan, and I lived and worked in China in cooperation with a ministry there before moving to Louisville in 2008 to attend seminary. It's my joy to serve as the Deacon of Missionary Care here at Clifton and to watch the Lord grow our hearts for his work among the nations. Megan and I are blessed with four children, Cohen, Isaac, Luke, and Josie.
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.