Elders and Deacons

Meet our church officers and learn how they serve our church

THE SESSION:

Current Elders:

Name / Class of:


Felipe Gonzalez (2019)

Esmond Scott (2019)

Robert Kuntz (2019)

Art Baumann (2020)

Israel Kreps (2020)

Mike Pappas (2020)

Pete Waldman (2020)

Ray Fernandez-Andes (2021)

Landy Glavach (2021)

Damian Lue (2021)

Richard Morin (2021)

Alex Barrero (2022)

George Hoffman (2022)

Stanley Kowlessar (2022)

Jim Bozek (2023)

George Brown (2023)

Drew Kern (2023)

Michael Larson (2023)

Dr. Mike Campbell (Teaching Elder)



The Elder and His Duties

Within the class of elder are the two orders of teaching elders and ruling elders. The elders jointly have the government and spiritual oversight of the Church, including teaching. Only those elders who are specially gifted, called and trained by God to preach may serve as teaching elders. 


1: Oversee / Rule

To watch diligently over the flock committed to their charge, that no corruption of doctrine or morals enter in

To exercise government and discipline

To take oversight of the spiritual interests of the particular church, and the Church generally when called


2: Shepherd

To visit the people at their homes, especially the sick

To pray with and for the people, being careful and diligent in seeking the fruit of the preached Word among the flock

To bear glad tiding of salvation to the ignorant and perishing

To dispense the manifold grace of God and the ordinances instituted by Christ

To administer the Sacraments


3: Instruct

To instruct the ignorant, comfort the mourner, nourish and guard the children of the church

To set a worthy example to the flock entrusted to their care by zeal in evangelizing the unconverted and in making disciples

To feed the flock by reading, expounding and preaching the Word of God

To declare the will of God to sinners and beseech them to be reconciled to God through Christ

To proclaim the Gospel

THE DIACONATE:

Current Deacons:

Steve Hendrikse (2020)

Sidney Indgin (2020)

Joe Sirgany (2020)

Robert Wright (2020)

Luis Carrillo (2021)

Robb Hilson (2021)

Steve Martinez (2021)

Corey Swenson (2021)

Richard Woods (2021)

Felix Amador (2022)

Adam Robbins (2022)

Wally Allen (2023)

Alex Fundora (2023)

Guedy Saint-Germain (2023)

Francis Lee (2023)

Richard Woods Jr. (2023)



The Deacon and His Duties

The office of deacon is not one of rule, but rather of service both to the physical and spiritual needs of the people.


1: Mercy

 To minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress

To develop the grace of liberality in the members of the church


2: Finance

To devise effective methods of collecting the gifts of the people

To distribute these gifts among the objects to which they are contributed

To care for the property of the congregation, both real and personal


3: Building

To keep the church edifice and other buildings in proper repair