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Elders of Grace Chapel

The elders may be reached at elders@gracechapelpa.org

Paul Browne | Elder, Co-Chair

Glenn Harper | Elder, Secretary of the Board

Chris Kirchner | Elder, Treasurer

Scott McClelland | Elder

Matt Meeder | Elder - Pastor

David Mingle | Elder, Co-Chair


Elder Qualifications:

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.” 1 Tim 3:1-7

Elder Leadership:

  • Pastoral leadership
  • Shared leadership
  • Male leadership
  • Qualified leadership
  • Servant leadership

Elder Responsibilities:

  • Know the sheep
  • Feed the sheep
  • Lead the sheep
  • Protect the sheep.

Elders are primarily concerned with the ministries of the Word and Prayer (Acts 6:4; 1 Timothy 3:2).

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. (1 Peter 5:1-3)