We intend to provide regular updates from the Board of Elders covering organizational information and prayer requests. If you have questions or comments, please email us at email@example.com. To see the current Board Oversight/Governance Policies click here. To view the Mission Hills Church Constitution & Bylaws (revision approved March 26. 2017), click here.
Elder Update – May 2017
Elder and NC Candidates for Membership Affirmation at the June 25 Annual Business Meeting
After a multi-month process of reviewing and vetting suggestions from the congregation and participating with the Elder Board in interviews of potential candidates, the Nominating Committee made its recommendations to the Elder Board, and the Board is now proposing the following men to be affirmed by our Membership for the office of Elder: Dale Hancock and Rock Klein for 3-year terms, and incumbents Bruce Duggan and Roger Hall for 1-year terms. Mike Lowry and Ward Ewing are transitioning off the Board after having served for the past six years. The Elder candidates will be available in the courtyard between services each Sunday in June, and you are encouraged to introduce yourself and get to know them. The three candidates being proposed for the Nominating Committee are JoAnn Ridley, Wes Knoblock, and Don DeTar.
Each Elder Will Be Assigned MHC Members to Contact – Beginning in July
In the hustle and bustle of church life it is easy for some to feel unnoticed or forgotten. To avoid this, the Elder Board intends that every church Member be personally known and regularly contacted by at least one Elder! So don’t be surprised if you are called or otherwise contacted by one of our eight Elders in the next couple months.
We are excited to have Adam Hankerson join our staff on June 1 as Director of Student Ministries. Please meet and welcome him, especially if you are a Student Ministries parent and/or ministry partner. Connie Flores has joined Ashley Lalkin and Josh Prosser, completing our Children’s Ministry staff. Connie and her husband Marc have been active MHC members for several years in both the Children’s Ministry and (Marc) in the Worship Center sound booth. We say a fond farewell to Deirdre Close who has been a faithful leader in our Worship/Music Ministry since 2004. Nick Perkins and his wife Christine have been invaluable leaders in our College Ministry, and, for the past year, in our High School Ministry. Nick completed his seminary degree this past December and is currently interviewing at other churches for a Senior Pastor role as he helps with Adam’s transition. Deirdre and the Perkins would undoubtedly be blessed by any notes of appreciation and encouragement,
- For Deirdre and Nick as they move on to other opportunities.
- For more of our people to share their time and love in service as Ministry Partners – especially to our children and youth, but also in Emergency Response Team, audio/visual tech teams, shuttle drivers, hosts, Café, and more.
- For our people to demonstrate the “Way of Love” through local and global ministry opportunities.
- For continued financial support for our church ministries.