About the Role of Elder at Lake Forest Church

At Lake Forest, it is the responsibility of the Ruling Elders to govern the church and oversee the spiritual welfare of the congregation, including vision-casting and planning, stewardship of pastors and staff, shepherding and praying for members of the body and participation in special duties and weekly meetings.

All Ruling Elders are nominated and confirmed by Ministry Partners after examination by the Elder Nominating Committee (ENC). Elders can be male or female and must be an active Lake Forest Church Ministry Partner who demonstrates admirable leadership and character qualifications. Lake Forest Elders must also agree with all components of EPC “Essentials” and general assent with the Westminster Confession.

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Active Elders

Rusty Andrews

TJ Haycox

Jaye Soss

Jack Cathey

Matt Gallagher

Chad Lacy

Corinne Kologe

Mark Tornberg

The Elders at their August 2012 planning and prayer retreat.


Inactive Elders

Brian Allison
Jim Barger
Steve Brumm
John Campbell
Sam Frowine
Dave Gregory
Dave Grimes
Algie Grubbs
Darrell Lipe
Bill Worsley

Teaching Elders

Mike Moses
Mitch White
Michael Flake

Elder Emeritus

Allen Roes