Elder Council

Who are the Elder Council at Grace?

The Elder Council (EC) at Grace are a group of men who are elected by the church membership to provide shepherding oversight to the church body. While the senior pastor is a member of the EC, the EC are not charged with the day-to-day operations of the church, but rather supports the senior pastor and church staff through prayer, encouragement, and being present.

What are the requirements for being an Elder at Grace?

The biblical requirements are based on Titus 1 and 1 Tim 3:1-7. Additionally, prospective Elder
candidates should also:
  • Have a passion for prayer and a deep desire to constantly improve in this area, individually/corporately
  • Have a deep sacrificial love for all the people of Grace
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to intentional discipleship
  • Have a passion for the next generation
  • Be flexible and open to change
  • Be able and willing to bring energy and passion to role as elder
  • Model biblical financial giving to the church
  • Model biblical unity
  • Be available to serve 3-year term

How does someone become an Elder at Grace?

Recommendations for Elders can be submitted HERE.   Once a recommendation is submitted, it is reviewed by the Elder Nominating Committee. Typically, this review is done annually, but can also be done whenever the number of EC membership is below the required minimum. Once review is completed, potential EC candidates are interviewed, and final candidates are put before the church membership for approval.
Elders should be prayer warriors who lead by example, who watch out for the spiritual life of the church, and shepherd the church in humility.

Current Elder Board

Adam McCown
David Butler
Paul Cords
Fred Jentgen
Danny Vandenham
Des Wadsworth
Keith Shippy
Brian Bernard
Jerry Powers
Bill Heaton