Elder Board

Say hello to the elders at Hope Church!

What our Elders do

The Elders provide overall leadership for Hope Church- aka, the buck stops here. Scripture tells us that Elders serve as overseers- overseeing the health of the church family, and the strategy and vision to accomplish the call God has given the church family. They have tasked our staff with handling day-to-day operations of the church, and co-labor in the task of discipling and empowering the church family to use their gifts. They also provide leadership and direction for our Leadership + Administrative Teams, taking their advisement as they guide and oversee the church.

We follow the guidelines in Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus when looking for men to be nominated for an elder position. Elders are nominated by a Nominating Committee of members who are voted on by the membership of the church family, and then select men who fit the qualifications for eldership for the congregation to then vote on at the Annual Meeting (typically mid to late January each year). Elders are elected for a term of two years, and can serve two terms consecutively. Elders then appoint members of the church family to the Leadership and Admin teams. Elders also assist the Pastor in staff selection.

Meet the Elders of Hope Church

Phil Ardnt - Pastor/Chair of Elder Board

We call Phil the great "homogenizer" since he makes sure every team is talking to each other. As Pastor, he chairs the Elder Board meetings.

John Spiegel - Vice Chair of Elder board

John does everything at Hope Church- worship band, administrative team, life group leader, triad leader... and he still finds time to encourage you as you follow Jesus.

Pete Folvi - Elder

Pete is a prayerful leader- he prays for bold things and willingly walks into life's biggest challenges alongside you. And he has an amazing sense of humor.

Gary Roedding - Elder

Gary is an educator, missionary, and IT wizard- real renaissance man! He's been part of our family for 2 years and carries grace and wisdom so well.

David Walker - Elder

You don't need to spend much time with David to know he loves Jesus and loves serving God's kids. David has extensive leadership experience in the business world, and gives the best hugs.

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