Our Leadership Team
Elders are called to a variety of functions within the church, but primarily the ones of leadership, equipping the saints for the work of ministry, and the ministry of the Word and prayer. Our elders serve with equal authority, but carry different roles and responsibilities.
Adam and Emily have two children.
Leo has lived his entire life in the state of Maryland, having grown up in the small town of Rising Sun, where he met Susan in high school. Leo and Susan married in 1979 after graduating from college.
Leo’s studies and career have mostly revolved around languages, working as a government translator and then as a high-school teacher in Spanish and Italian. Yet his and Susan’s life has revolved around the local church, and they have experienced the joy of committed friendships and walking in Christian fellowship with other believers over a span of four decades.
More recently, Leo began to explore how he can better serve the local church, and he pursued a course of study and discipleship which culminated in his ordination as an elder in March 2021.
Leo and Susan have three children and four grandchildren, and live in Gambrills, Maryland.
Deacons are called to help facilitate serving within the church. We desire to see needs met within the church and our community, and to have every person using their gifts, and deacons help facilitate this happening.
Elder advisors serve the church, and the eldership, by providing care, wisdom, and feedback on decisions in the life of the church. Though they are not officially ordained, these are godly men, trusted by the church, in helping the elders lead effectively.
Though largely behind the scenes, our administrative team is vital to the practical functioning within the church.