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What is an Elder?

Elders are assistants to the pastor who is the spiritual leader of the church.  Elders help facilitate and strengthen the working relations of the church.  They ensure the preaching and teaching is true to the doctrine of the church and the Gospel.  The head elder is an existing elder or one who has served previously and has been selected and then approved by the church members. Elders are men chosen from the membership of the church who are considered to be well-grounded in their faith and are willing to serve others, express their thoughts, and are mature enough to listen to others and understand their needs or requests. There is no set number of elders for a church congregation. To accomplish these duties, each elder is assigned a portion of the membership of the church. This aids with church communications as well as building a relationship with the church members. Elders will:  

    • Assist the pastor in physical and spiritual needs.
    • Maintain contact with the church members.
    • Inform the pastor of members’ needs and assist as needed.
    • Inform members of congregational activities and opportunities.
    • Obtain feedback from members.
    • Support the church’s programs and missions.
    • Ensure teachings from the pastor and Christian educators comply with LCMS doctrine.

For further information about elders, please refer to the church’s by-laws and to your Bible.  Elders in the Bible did not serve exactly the same role as elders today, but today’s elders strive to stay true to the original spiritual guides.

 

Your Elders…

First letter of your Last Name

Your Elder’s Name

Email

Phone Number

A-B
Arnold Engelman
aaengelman@hotmail.com
210-722- 1224
C-F
Brad Sanders
sanders.brad@outlook.com
210-725-0467
G-Ha
John Soper
wjohnsoper1958@gmail.com
210-602-1535
He-K
Ernie Mazurek
emaz33jr@icloud.com
210-268- 6581
L
John Barry
msgpbd1974@gmail.com
210-259- 5086
M
Will Jones
wgjones@gvtc.com
210-687- 5294
N-R
Gerry Zumm
zap68@sbcglobal.net
830-328- 2123
S
Pat Harrington
patharrington@sbcglobal.net
210-241- 5655
T
Russ Leachman
russell.leachman@usdoj.gov
915-471- 4410
U-Z
Ed Funk
raintre@gvtc.com
210-413- 9902