ELDERS

Elders at Stanwich Church

The Elders are elected from within the congregation to assist the pastors and serve the church in the practical, spiritual, and temporal matters of the church body, and oversee and assist in the business and financial matters of the church body and facilities.   There are twelve Elders in total, each serving a three-year term. To contact an Elder please email them by clicking the button below.

 

We take our direction from the word of God. According to the New Testament, Elders are responsible for the primary leadership and oversight of a church. The function and role of an Elder is well summarized by Alexander Strauch in his book Biblical Eldership:

 

Elders lead the church [1 Tim 5:17; Titus 1:7; 1 Peter 5:1–2], teach and preach the Word [1 Timothy 3:2; 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 1:9], protect the church from false teachers [Acts 20:17, 28–31], exhort and admonish the saints in sound doctrine [1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 3:13–17; Titus 1:9], visit the sick and pray [James 5:14; Acts 6:4], and judge doctrinal issues [Acts 15:6]. In biblical terminology, Elders shepherd, oversee, lead, and care for the local church”.

 

 

 

If you would like to connect with an Elder for prayer or counsel you can click on any of the images below.

 

Mitzi Lumbra

 

Mike O'Connor

 

Jay Stout

 

Monona Tang

 

Velma Baker

Greg Hartch

Don O'Neill

Catie Salyer

 

Tom Blinten

 

Claire Daplyn

 

Dan Walker