The Elders, along with the pastoral staff, are the spiritual leaders of our congregation. These leaders form a partnership of mutual support and accountability with the pastoral staff so that spiritual leadership might be a dynamic force in the body of Christ, enabling the church to become all that God wills for it. Though the elders are endowed with authority in the church, the most important characteristics are humility, joy, love, a combination of grace and truth, and a desire for Christlikeness through the power of the Holy Spirit—goals toward which we continually aspire.
Because we believe that God creates men and women as equals (Genesis 1:26-27), and because it is obvious that God endows leadership gifts to both men and women, elders consist of men and women.
Elders are elected for three-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms.
Elders for the 2022-2023 year are Jim Zoller (Secretary), David Mercer (Treasurer), Doyin Adenuga, Alicia Mucher, Jill Jordan, Tim McGarvey, Daryl Stevenson, Donnie Stockin, Ken Bates, Jan Schilke, and Paul Young. Daryl Stevenson and Pastor Wes Oden are Vice Chairs.
The Trustees are also spiritual leaders, charged with the stewardship of the church’s physical resources (buildings, grounds, vehicles, equipment). While we value the organizational, mechanical and artistic gifts of our Trustees, they are chosen to serve primarily because of their spiritual maturity, sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, and desire to be shaped into the image of Jesus Christ.
The Trustees are elected for three-year terms.
Trustees for the 2022-2023 year are Harold Blew, Nathan Danner, Nate Jacoby, Judi Mayhle, Andrew Roorbach, Charlie Smith, Michael Spateholts, Dan Wartinger, James Mullen, and Pastor Jon Cole.
Delegates to District Conference
Tim McGarvey, Carolyn Miller, Tom and Jane Miner, Paul and Debbie Young
Dave Brubaker, Ken Bates, Beth Beardsley, and Betsy WebbKathie Brenneman, Doug Gaerte, Janyce Smithley
Our committees exist to help us carry out the ministry of Christ more effectively. The committees serve as avenues for planning in order to collectively know the mind of Christ for our ministries, for organization in order to most effectively bring to fruition the plans we sense Christ has for us, and for communication in order to encourage, support, equip and assist our ministry volunteers. We believe that our committees are successful when their unseen work is lived out in the seen ministries that they oversee.
College – Chair: Pastor Paul Shea
Youth – Chair: Pastor Jon Cole
Global Missions – Chair: Pastor Paul Shea
Children – Chair: Emily Spateholts
Local Outreach – Pastor Jon Cole
Worship – Amanda Cox
Discipleship – Pastor Paul Shea
Personnel – Pastor Wes Oden
Here are the Elder Committee Assignments:
- Discipleship –
- Children’s Ministries – Jill Jordan
- Nominating – Doyin Adenuga
- Youth – Donnie Stockin
- College Ministries – Alicia Mucher
- Worship – Tim McGarvey
- Stewardship – Paul Young
- Personnel – Jan Schilke
- Global Missions –
- Local Outreach – Jan Schilke