Understanding Eldership

The Fellowship is a church led by elders. We try to be true to the New Testament patterns of church life found in Acts 14 & 20, 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5. These passages picture a plurality of spiritually mature men who lead and shepherd with a servant spirit.
We do not elect or make someone an elder. Only God makes an elder. As a church, we try to be faithful in recognizing who among us has been made an elder by God. If someone has a shepherd's heart for people, is already doing elder-type work and has demonstrated godly character and home life, we recognize God has made an elder.
Since someone does not stop being a godly man after 2 or 3 years, our elders do not serve for a fixed term. Like the pastors, elders are called for an indefinite term. Of course, it is possible to remove an elder, or for an elder to remove himself. Elders have also taken a sabbatical for a period of time.
The Pastor Teacher serves as one of the elders, although not the Coordinating Elder (i.e., not the chairman). He is a paid teaching elder among the ruling elders, 1 Timothy 5:17.

Our Elders

Ernie Anderson


Ernie Anderson

Ernie is a pharmaceutical Consultant with the goal of 'Advancing our Profession with Integrity'. He leads discipleship groups and is an adult Bible teacher and Worship Team member. Ernie is married to Merryle and has 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren. 

Steve Cox


Steve Cox
Director of Adult Ministries

Steve is a Physical Therapist with Physical Therapy Health Services. He coaches Growth Groups and is involved in fostering small groups ministry and adult discipleship. Steve is married to Gigi and has 5 adult children and 1 grandson.

Dave Doré

Dave Doré

Dave is a retired teacher and Adult Bible Fellowship teacher. He has made eight missions trips to our adopted country of Narnia. Dave is married to Marilyn and has 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren. 

Ernie Hohengasser

Ernie is a Senior Program Manager at Systems Documentation Inc. He is a member of the audio visual team. Ernie is married to Joy and has 3 adult children and 12 grandchildren. 

Richard Moskos

Richard Moskos
Pastoral Assisstant/Mission Specialist

Richard has served in pastoral ministries since 1978. Received missions training through Bethel College and has served 3 years in the Middle East as peacemaker. Trained and certified in peacemaking through Frontiers. Richard is married to Denise and has 4 children, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

Mark Schofield

Mark Schofield

Mark is the Global Training and North American Technical Services Director for Xtralis. He is a member of the Finance Team, the church vehicle coordinator, audio-visual coordinator, and coordinating elder. Mark is married to Nadine and has 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren. 


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