Pastors & elders

John Weiher

Head Pastor

Pastor John is a graduate of Oak Hills Bible College in Bemidji MN where he majored in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry. Recently he completed a Graduate Degree from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN in Pastoral Counseling. He is a an avid outdoorsmen, who loves to hunt, fish, four-wheeler, snowmobile, and is often found working in his garden or workshop.  He and his wife Tammy are the proud parents of three teenage children. 

Nathaniel Sahlstrom 

Associate Pastor

Pastor Nathaniel is a graduate of Crown College with a degree in Urban Ministries. He leads our youth and student ministries as well as our music teams. Nathaniel loves to collect agates, motorcycle, hike, bike, and be outdoors with his wife Kirsten. He and Kirsten have five adorable children. 

Gary Cleven 


Gary is a longtime member of Nashwauk Alliance. Originally from Grygla, MN, Gary moved to the Iron Range to work in a family business. Gary loves his job trucking, as well as gardening, and time spent on his John Deer compact tractor.  

Don Warwas


Don grew up in Nashwauk, and as youngster was involved in the family logging business. After several years as a logger, he worked as a machinery operator for Itasca County before being promoted to foreman. Don loves to work in the woods, hunt, fish, and spend time camping with his wonderful wife Lynn. 

Eric Njimegni 


Eric is a fun-loving guy who loves to play sports. Tennis, broomball, ping pong, are all loved but come in second to his passion for soccer which he both plays and coaches. Originally form Cameroon, Africa, Eric an amazing story of  God bringing him and his wife Kristin to our church family, and we are glad he did.