Meet Our Elders



Dan served as a deacon at the Spencer church of Christ from 2010 to 2021. He married then-widowed Rhonda, who had two sons, Tyler and Tanner, in 2005, and they were blessed with 2 more sons, Levi and Noah. Tyler and Tanner have married so their family has added 2 daughters-in-law. Dan is the owner of an outdoor furniture business and spends free time with family, gardening, hunting, and fishing. Blessed with a wonderful voice, Dan loves to sing and lead singing. His favorite book of the Bible is Proverbs.

Duane Anderson, Elder


Duane has served as an elder in the Lord's church in Spencer since 2010. He married Marie in 1961, and they have been blessed with six wonderful children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He worked for Land O' Lakes for decades and retired in 2007. Duane loves studying and teaching the Bible. His favorite verse is John 14:6, "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"



Don Nieman served as a deacon in the Spencer church of Christ from 2010 to 2021. He met Kim at Freed-Hardeman University, and they have been married since 1991. Don and Kim have been blessed with four wonderful boys: Collin, Cameron, Kyle, and Clay. Don is employed in the agricultural industry and also assists his father on his farm. He loves outdoor sports, snowmobiling, and gardening. Don is an avid Bible student who shares his knowledge by teaching the Sunday-morning adult Bible class.

Gary Nieman, Elder


The Spencer congregation selected and appointed Gary as an elder in 2010. He and his wife Beverly have been married since 1969. They have five wonderful children and many grandchildren. Gary has been a farmer and livestock dealer for most of his adult life. He loves doting on his grandchildren, watching crops grow, and sports. His favorite song is Paradise Valley, and he particularly enjoys reading and studying the book of Acts.