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.

Leadership Team at The Village Christian Church

Back row from left: Charlie Pierce, Brian Kaplan, Tim Norman, and Nate Ferguson. Front row from left: Diana Carter, Jason Gagliardo, Amy Snyder and Sarah White. Not pictured: Neil Hall and Brian Zabel

Scriptural Authority for the leadership team

  • 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 and supporting our staff in prayer.

Elders at The Village Christian Church

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