Council

Church Council is a Lay Leader Team that oversees and makes final decisions regarding policies and ministries of the church. The Council works with individual teams such as Finance, Personnel, and Trustees to ensure tasks are handled appropriately.

Chairperson
Charles Burnett
Vice-Chair
Patrick Briley
Secretary
Janet Brooks
Treasurer
Patrick Porter

Lay Member to Annual Conference
Ronnie Smith
Lay Member to Annual Conference
Michelle Laughridge
Lay Member to Annual Conference
Herb Ormond
Alt. Lay Member to Annual Conference 1
DJ Fussell
Alt. Lay Member to Annual Conference 2
Matt Hartman

Missions Chair
Gary Foote
Trustees Chair
Scott Farmer
Personnel Chair
Sara Lilley
Finance Chair
Heather Davis

At Large Members to the Council
Wes Singleton
Cindy Nicholson
Elizabeth Jones
Kristen Porter

Staff Representative(s)
Lead Pastor
Branson Sheets
Executive Pastor
Mike Cruser

Personnel

The Personnel Team has primary responsibility to work with staff so the mission of the church is realized. This team is the administrative unit in the local church where staff and congregational interests are integrated to focus on the mission of the church.

Chairperson
Sara Lilley
Staff Representatives
Branson Sheets/Mike Cruser
Members
Rob Vernon
Chip Tillet
Bill Jacobs
Lindsay Harris
Brad Garner
Charlie Langley
Sarah Peninger
Fred Ash

Missions

Responsible for appropriating mission funds of the church to make sure all disbursements fit the DNA. Work side-by-side with local outreach ministries and International Ministries.

Chairperson
Gary Foote
Staff Representative
Jeremy Griffin
Members
Teff Sheets
Jaryd Earlosky
Abby Cabrera
Laura Respess
Greg Smith
Heather White
John Tennison
Marisol Martinez

Trustees

Trustees are responsible for the supervision, oversight, and care of all real property owned by the church and of all property and equipment acquired directly by the church.

Chairperson
Scott Farmer
Staff Representative
Eric Demsky
Members
Kellie Brown
Jason Wallace
Cameron Taylor
Dwayne Flexer
Diana Williams
Crystal Malpass
Taplie Coile
Jeff Gibson

Finance

The Finance Team is responsible for overseeing the financial activities of the church, recommending an annual budget to the Church Council; regular oversight of church financial transactions to ensure adherence to approved budgets.

Chairperson
Heather Davis
Council Chair
Charlies Burnett
Personnel Chair
Sara Lilley
Trustees Chair
Scott Farmer
Treasurer
Patrick Porter
Staff Representative
Gina Glick
Members
Rich Winkler
Lance Collette
Todd Karraker
Brian Minshew
Paul Whedbee
Michael Hale
Ed Keesler
David Forehand

Lay Leadership

The Lay Leadership Team gets to know members of the congregation and identify their skills, gifts, and knowledge and match potential leaders with leadership positions. They invite members to serve in leadership positions, making sure the people represent the makeup of the congregation.

Chairperson
Branson Sheets
Members
Jonathan Bass
Lisa Douglas
Michael Grubb
David Wall
Miri Wordsworth
Amanda Patel
Neil Brewer
Marilyn Gibson
Louise Bradshaw

Compassion Fund

This fund is responsible for partnering with a Congregational Care staff person to oversee the process and will be responsible to co-sign checks written from the Compassion Fund. Board members will serve a 3 year term and will rotate off the board at the end of their term.


Nominations Team

The Nominations Team provides spiritual and prayer support to all areas of our church. This includes maintaining an unwavering commitment to pray for our congregation and staff and encouraging, challenging, and exhorting the Lead Pastor.

Chairperson
Herb Ormond
Members
Jeff Ramey
Trudy Halstead
Ruben Soto-Terron
Josh Morgan

Washington Leadership Team

Chairperson
Steve Knight
Staff Representative
Jay Buckingham
Members
Stephanie Grimes
Joan Brown
Dewayne Westbrook
Terri Knight
Pat Waters
Jamie Harris
Ivey Harris
Lynn Cratch
Michael Wentler