Elders & Deacons
We are a church governed by elders (1 Timothy 3), who shepherd God’s flock (Acts 20:28) as they submit to the Great Shepherd himself (1 Peter 5:4). We believe leadership is called by God, defined by servanthood (John 13:13-17), and led by the Spirit.
We believe deacons are part of how the Bible describes the church leadership (Phil. 1:1, 1 Tim. 3:8-13). We believe deacons are servants – both of the gospel and of people. Deacons support the elders in the pastoral care of the church and in service of the gospel of Jesus Christ, freeing the elders from many practical necessities in order that they may devote themselves to oversight, the ministry of Word, and prayer. As deacons, these leaders live accountably before God in a way congruent to their call, according to the Scripture.
Our elder team is composed of the following people: Don Brubaker, Bill Copeland, Jim Dillenbeck, Rich Gordon, Dan Gritsko,Gary Lafferty, Geoffrey Maurer, Jim Smith, Tom White, Jim Walker, and Jim Witkower.
Our deacon team is composed of the following people: Karen Klintworth, Dick and Connie Sylvester, Anne Waite, and Lois Willis.