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Pastor Eric and Joan Hartlen

Eric and Joan were born in Nova Scotia and have lived in Ontario, Iowa, Texas, Missouri, Massachusetts, and Maine.

Eric has both a corporate and a pastoral background. He is a graduate of Western University in London, Ontario and Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburg, Indiana. He was involved in starting two churches and has pastored six churches in Canada and the United States. Joan is a certified women’s counselor and has discipled women in both the US and Canada.

Joan and Eric have three daughters who are strong in their faith and eleven grandchildren.

They’re both delighted and excited to be part of the Countryside church family.

Eric’s ministry verse is (11 Timothy 2:2)

“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”


We are an elder led congregation.
Our elders oversee the spiritual health and welfare of our church, and they set our vision and direction. They do not micro-manage, but strive to encourage, equip, and empower others who are investing into Countryside to lead and serve in their area of greatest effectiveness toward the fulfillment of our mission and vision statements.