Team

Steve Johnson, VP - Campaigns & Consulting 

Steve's expertise includes capital campaigns, vision building and strategic planning. He uses his gifts and talents to help churches and ministries by focusing on 1) mission & vision clarification, 2) strategic planning and 3) fundraising through a biblical lens. Throughout his work, Steve displays a great desire for creating environments where ministries can excel. 

Joining Ministry Campaign Services in 1997, now called CIF Campaigns & Consulting, Steve has extensive experience in fundraising and brings understanding of the funding process, church leadership and God at work through the EFCA today. Steve is a member of Five Oaks Evangelical Free Church, in Woodbury, MN where he attends with his wife Deb.

David Viland, Senior Campaign Consultant

David’s expertise includes biblically-focused campaigns, church leadership guidance and Mission & Vision Clarification. He also facilitates strategic planning sessions and provides church governance training. David’s clients have told him his Strength Finders (Maximizer – Belief – Connectedness – Developer – Arranger) fit him very well in his role.

Before joining the team in 2006, David was an Administrative Pastor for his church and experienced first-hand a capital campaign with CIF. Due to his passion for seeing the local church vibrant in its mission, David joined CIF as a Senior Campaign Consultant. He brings over 30 years of fundraising experience with projects ranging from $25,000 to $6 million. Living and serving in rural, urban and suburban settings has given David a unique understanding to work in a variety of ethnic and cultural settings. David and his wife, Donna, are members of New Hope Church in New Hope, MN. They have two daughters and six grandchildren.