2014 Elder Elections

Our Elder Nominating Committee – Matt Gallagher, Bill Worsley, Sarah Jo Biancofiore, Lindy Glass, Mike Wells and Ryan McKinney – has spent the last three months accepting and reviewing candidates for the the role of Lake Forest Church Ruling Elder and is now ready to present its recommendations: Chad Lacy and Jaye Soss.

On Sunday, August 3 at all of our worship services, Ministry Partners will be asked to take a vote to affirm the two candidates, but first, here’s a little bit of info about each:

Chad3Chad Lacy
Chad and his wife Nikki have been LFC Ministry Partners since 2003. They have two children – Addison, 8 and Cade, 6.

Chad has served in many ways at Lake Forest. Leading and participating on missions trips to Honduras and Bolivia, serving on the board of One More Neighborhood and the selection committee to hire Earl Runcan, serving with Mike Moses and other lay leaders in the Lake Norman area on Helping Empower Local People (H.E.L.P.), serving on the Men’s Ministry Team and as Community Group Leader.

Chad also has served the Worship Arts team as a lighting director and producer for the past 11 years.

Jaye2Jaye Soss
Jaye and her husband Dan have been married for more than 30 years and have three adult children Michael, Jessica, and Eric. Jaye and Dan have been LFC Ministry Partners since 2007.

Jaye has served Lake Forest consistently in both Missions and in Women’s Ministry. She has also been a member of the Mission Team since 2007, coordinating with the missionaries Lake Forest supports and assisting our missio Dei staff both in and beyond our community.

Jaye also has a heart for Scripture and teaching God’s Word. She teaches women’s Bible studies each semester leading groups of 6-24 women to better know and understand God’s Word.

If you would like to learn more about the qualifications for Elder and these candidates, please contact Elder Matt Gallagher.

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. Learn more…

Active Elders

Rusty Andrews

Steve Brumm

John Campbell

Jack Cathey

Matt Gallagher

Dave Gregory

Corinne Kologe

The Elders at their August 2012 planning and prayer retreat.


Inactive Elders

Brian Allison
Jim Barger
Sam Frowine
Dave Grimes
Algie Grubbs
T.J. Haycox
Darrell Lipe
Mark Tornberg
Bill Worsley

Teaching Elders

Mike Moses
Mitch White
Michael Flake