Deacons & Elders

Deacons & Elders

Governance

DEACON BOARD

The Deacon Board is elected by the members of the Church to govern on their behalf. The Deacon Board assures that the Church achieves the stated Ends while avoiding unacceptable Means. The Deacon Board is responsible to select a Senior Pastor and the Senior Pastor reports directly to the Deacon Board. The qualifications of deacons are found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and Acts 6:1-6. To be eligible for election to this office, one must be a member in good standing for at least one year.

BOARD OF DEACONS, 2016-2017

J.P. Cossette, Stefan Dirks, Ted Hull, Jeff Job, Mark Kelm, Thomas Knight, Rod Neustaedter, Danny Serhal, Dino Silvestri

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ELDERS

The Elders are nominated by the congregation, then reviewed and appointed by the Deacon Board to provide biblical, spiritual and theological oversight to the Church. The Senior Pastor serves as the Lead Elder.

Elders are to meet the primary biblical qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. Elders shall also show evidence of practical criteria that qualify them for service. Examples include but are not limited to: manifest the fruit of the spirit, spiritually mature, oriented toward evangelism and discipleship, sound judgement and discernment, demonstrated leadership, team-oriented, availability to meet with fellow elders, aware of God’s call, committed to the church Statement of Faith, mission, values, and position statements, use of spiritual gifts.

ELDERS
Norman Brown, Bruce Day, Allan Dyck, Yuri Hooker, Paul Meisner, Richard Quiring, John Schaffner (Senior Pastor), Dick Stephens