Elder – Dan Schlabach & wife Rita
Dan has been an elder here at Bridges Community Church since its conception. He and his wife Rita played a large part in starting the church and continue to fill a major roles in the life of the church today. Dan was one of six children, born and raised in Michigan. He feels so blessed to have godly parents who took him and his siblings to church where he was taught about Gods love for him. He atteneded ITT Tech in Fort Wayne Indiana, where he graduated with an engineering degree. He married the love of his life (Rita) in September of 1988, and together they have five wonderful children. Dan continues to use his engineering degree and loves to be a part of Bridges Community Church and all that God is doing in the hearts and lives of those who attend.
Rita spends most of her time caring for their family, church ministry and part time court transcribing. But most of all she loves spending time with her husband Dan, the love of her life, and their five beautiful children. Rita is our youth leader at Bridges Community Church and is so glad to be a part of a great team of youth leaders. Her favorite thing she loves about being a youth leader is seeing teens come to know Christ and watching them grow in their walk with the Lord. She loves getting to know the youth, forming friendships with them and all the fun they bring. One of the things she enjoys about Bridges Community Church is how its made up of all kinds of people.