Our Shepherds

David Bruner
David and Linda Bruner’s first date was for a football game at Harding University. He says, “she made eyes at me the whole game.” They have been married for 32 years and have two children (Justin who is a Youth Minister in Friendswood, Texas and Jessica who works for the prosecuting attorney’s office in Cd’A). David is a Social Worker with a nursing home in Spokane Valley. He has served as one of the elders of Dalton Gardens since 2000. When David thinks of Dalton Gardens he thinks of home and family. He says, “we really are a place to belong, a place to grow as a family and grow in the Lord.”

Andy Ponder
Andy and Darcy Ponder grew up in the Centralia, Washington area. Andy served our country in the Army as a Military Policeman. Andy and Darcy married in 1991. They are a blended family with two daughters and two sons. Andy works now as the Production Manager for Stratford Building Corporation in Rathdrum. Darcy helps in the kitchen at Betty Kiefer Elementary and in the summers is an employee at Silverwood Theme Park. They both love the outdoor activities of Northern Idaho and are very active within the Dalton Gardens church family.

Scott Rouse
Scott and Karmen met in their church youth group, where they both attended church meetings with their families. Once they really noticed the other, they knew they had found their forever loves. Married for over 40 years, they still love each other and spend all the time possible with their 3 sons, (Ryan, Chris & Adam), daughters-in-law (Emily, Nichole & Ada), and 4 terrific grandchildren (Aidan, Abby, Asher & Madilyn). They are excited to share the Lord with their family and friends. They feel blessed to worship and serve the church family at Dalton Gardens since 1993.