Leadership & Elders

Leadership Team

The Village is self-governed by the Leadership Team. Their role is to make sure our church is achieving its mission – helping people experience Life Change, Life Growth, and Life Purpose. This team consists of men and women from our church family who volunteer to serve a three-year term. They meet on the second Sunday of every month.

Our current Leadership Team as pictured below:
Back row starting from left: Jason Gagliardo, Amy Snyder, Nate Ferguson, Neil Hall, Dan Studer.
Front row starting from left: Diana Carter, Tim Norman, Brian Kaplan, and Sarah White.
Not pictured: Charlie Pierce and Brian Zabel

Leadership Team at The Village Christian Church

Leadership Bios

Leadership Criteria


Components of Our Leadership Team:

  • Staff – The team holds staff accountable and makes sure the church provides resources to help them be successful.
  • Strategy – The team plans for the future to meet the church mission.

Scriptural Authority:

  • To be a “Christ-like example”
    Be an example for others, and evidence character qualities and public reputation that every Christian should possess. (Titus 1:5-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-7)
  • To be an Overseer “Of Affairs of the Church”
    Leaders are responsible for the direction of the church. They ensure that the elements are in place to meet the church’s goals. (1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 13:17; Acts 20:28)
  • To be a Shepherd
    Leaders make sure people are loved and cared for. Someone who guards, feeds and cares for God’s people like a shepherd with a flock. The shepherd is responsible to equip God’s people for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-13), by guarding them against false teaching, giving them good spiritual counsel and food from God’s Word, training them, comforting and helping them (Acts 20:27-31).

Elder Team

The Village has an Elder Team that meets monthly and focuses on the spiritual growth of our church.

Our Current Elder Team as pictured below:

Back row left to right: Nate Ferguson, Aaron Kusava, Tom Pruett, Mike Hayworth.
Front row left to right: Brian Pennington, Matt Bonomo.
Not pictured: Joel Sandeno and Phil Jones.

Elder Team Criteria