Elder Team & Church Staff

Tom Linderman


Tom was raised the youngest of four children in the heart of Chicago. A lifelong Cubs and Bears fan, he has developed patience and a deep faith over many years. After graduating from Moody Bible Institute, Tom received his Masters from Trinity Divinity School. He also received a certificate in counseling adults. He and his wife Susan have raised 6 children and have 12 grandchildren. He hopes to take his grandchildren to see a Cubs game soon.

Darlene Berry

Church Office Administrator

Darlene has been serving at First Mennonite Church since October 2006 as our Church Administrator.  She lives in Washington, Illinois and loves cats and dogs.  She enjoys baking, reading and cuddling with her cat.

Ryan leander


Ryan lives in Morton, Illinois with his wife Anna  He is a father of three children.  

Whitney Carver


Whitney lives in Tremont, Illinois with her husband Brian.  They have four children, and she works as a teacher in a nearby school.

Mark Roth


Mark lives in Morton, Illinois with his wife Brooke.  They have two sons.  Mark is a local farmer and volunteer firefighter for the Village of Morton.

Mark Crandall

Facilities Director/Church Board Moderator

Mark lives in Morton with his wife Kim.  He is the father of two sons.  He is retired from Caterpillar and loves to work in his woodworking shop.