Elders

Oakwood Church Leadership 

 

 Jesus Christ calls Elders to serve as His under-shepherds, to govern and to lead His church (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9).

The body of Elders is called the Session. Governing by a plurality of Elders, rather than a single leader, the Session offers built-in accountability and support as together the Session seeks to shepherd the flock. The Session enjoys further accountability and support through Oakwood's denominational relationship with the Presbyterian Church in America. Regional churches of our denomination gather together on a regular basis to examine men for ministry, and to address pastoral or disciplinary concerns that go beyond the ability of the local congregation to address. That assembly is called Presbytery. Each year the churches of the entire denomination gather together in General Assembly, which is the highest "court" of the Presbyterian form of church government. The General Assembly sets policy for the entire denomination.

 

 

 

Daniel Kiehl

Pastor

 
 
 

 

 

Owen Hughes

Assistant Pastor

 

 

 

Bert Messelink

Elder - Sabbatical

 

 

 

Doug Sharp

Elder

 

 

 

Conal Carr

Elder

 

 

 

Dante Bonaquist

Elder

 

 

 

Ling Rothrock

Elder

 

 

 

Jeremy Amaismeier

Clerk of Session

 

 

 

Bill Bonness

Elder

 

 

 

Dave Borch

Elder

 

Tim Eshelman

Elder

 

Ben Thompson

Elder