Leadership team

The plurality of elders at Hillside have been given a vision for our body to grow in three main areas in the coming years. We believe God wants us to cultivate a culture of stewardship, mission, and prayer at Hillside. 

Jeff Morton


I love coffee.

I enjoy pastoring.

I really like North Dakota.

I love my wife and kids.

Rob Grunden,


Rob is a southern Indiana transplant to North Dakota with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. He was raised to love Jesus but drifted away in his late teenage years for a time. To him, the love of Jesus had been a thing to be earned. Thankfully, Jesus lifted that veil of false gospel away from his eyes and showed him just what this “Good News” really was. 

Rob married Donna Frey in 2007 and they have since been blessed with two rambunctious disciples to train, Dallas (2009) and Wyatt (2011).

Rob has been a North Dakota resident since 2004. He spent some time in full-time ministry, the oil field, 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and now works in the supply chain at Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing. Throughout these years he’s served as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Pastor, Battalion Lay Ministry Leader, Worship Leader, Community Group Leader, and lately Elder. Rob is extremely passionate about equipping the church to be on mission in Dickinson.


Dave Miller,

Elder/lay pastor

I came to know the Lord in my teens; however, when I joined the Air Force I attended an NAB church where Pastor Willis Potratz became my mentor. He taught me the Scriptures, helping me to understand that I am alive in Christ. I served in the base chapel through my military career (22 years). I also worked with State Farm Insurance for 26 years. I have served Hillisde for 40 years and am open to serve where ever he leads.


My wife, Eileen, and I have three children, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Through the years we have praised God for all his blessings, and he has kept us on our knees as he has seen us through many struggles. God is good!

Ben Roberts

Elder/Lay Pastor

Erv Vanveldhuizen,

elder/lay pastor

Erwin first trusted in Jesus when he as 10; however, his willingness to be a person with a desire to be more like Christ didn't take hold until the family moved to Dickinson. It was at that time he made a commitment to be a person that desired to emulate Christ.


Erwin and Marty were married in May of 1973 and have two children, Troy and Rachel. After 40 years of teaching public school Erwin retired. He enjoys being of serice to others. His desire is to see what God is at work and to join him there. Love God, love others, and serve the world.

Chad renicker

elder/lay pastor

Dave Bauer

elder/lay pastor

Sunday School Superintendent

Marty vanveldhuizen