Emmanuel Faith Community Church is an "elder led" and directed church. Our elder board members are elected each year at an annual meeting of the church body. EFCC held its latest Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 24, 2016. For results from the most recent election click here.
Links for more information:
• See our full list of all elders further below ...
• Click here to learn more about the purpose & duties of our Elders.
• Click here to contact an Elder or a Pastor.
• Click here to visit our About Us page (general information, our mission/vision and core values).
• Click here to find out "more about us" - who we are and what we believe.
• Click here to review the 2020 Vision Statement (PDF).
• Click here to learn more about Beyond! (discussed at the Annual Meeting).
Our Current Pastors & Lay Elders
The information below show the results from the April 24, 2016 Annual Meeting, as well as the board officers in place for the next fiscal year.
Lay Elder Board for Fiscal Year 2016-2017:
Rich Bell, Marcel de Neve, Chris Dull, Steve France, Richard Geary, Kevin Hall, Werner Jacobsen*, Brian Jung, Bob Peacock, Gabriel Quiroz, Phil Schuhler, Mike Snodgrass, Bill Valleroy, John Waring, and John Wojnicki.
Elder Board Officers for 2016-2017:
• Chairman: Werner Jacobsen
• Vice Chairman: Rich Bell
• Secretary: Bob Peacock
• Asst. Secretary: Phil Schuhler
Persons Serving on the Nominating Committee:
• Lynette Fuson*
• Ron Peet*
• Craig Schreiner*
Purposes & Duties of the EFCC Board of Elders
(Lay elders not pictured: Marcel de Neve, Richard Geary, Gabriel Quiroz, Phil Schuhler, and Bill Valleroy.)
The purposes and duties of the Board of Elders include the following Scriptural responsibilities:
(1) To guard the truth of the Scriptures and apply them to life situations (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:9).
(2) To care for the spiritual welfare of the Members of the Church (Hebrews 13:17).
(3) To provide leadership and exercise authority over the Church. (1 Timothy 3:4-5; 5:17).
(4) To shepherd the Members of the Church. To pray for the sick and to minister the Word of God (Acts 20:28; James 5:14-15).
(5) To serve willingly (1 Peter 5:2).
(6) To oversee discipline and restoration of Church Members and those who voluntarily agree to submit to the authority and judgment of the Board of Elders and to the discipline, restoration, and conflict resolution policies of this Church (Titus 1:13).