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who is leading our church

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them, not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 
1 PETER 5:2-3

The Bible tells us that Christ has graciously gifted His church with shepherd leaders who feed, protect, and guide the sheep to greater purity, unity, and maturity in the Lord. Grace River is an Elder-ruled church that aims to govern the church by the biblical model. Our Elders share leadership responsibilities and come alongside our Lead Pastor to govern, direct, and feed the local church.

 

Our Elders lead with sacrificial, careful, and godly oversight of God's flock as undershepherds of our great Shepherd, Jesus Christ, to whom the church belongs. 

The Elders work together to guide the church with biblical teaching and prayerful, Spirit-led decisions. Our church retains congregational voting and input on many major issues. Members are invited to voice their thoughts during our regular churchwide meetings and directly to our leadership, who are always available to listen. 

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GRACE RIVER ELDERS

 

 Troy Vittum [Chair]

 

Jim Feleen [Secretary]

 

Ken Young 

 

OUR 
ELDERS

Each Elder exercises the duty of teaching through leading weekly Community Groups and leading in our Sunday Worship. In addition to churchwide overseeing, each Elder is responsible for overseeing specific ministries of Grace River by providing spiritual leadership, support, and prayer to the Deacons.  

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OUR 
PASTOR

Pastor Kyle has been leading and serving us since September 2018. He brings nineteen years of professional ministry experience that has spanned a variety of church roles and opportunities, including pastoring in big and small cities, cross-cultural contexts, urban outreach, youth and children ministry, and local and overseas missions. 

In addition to finding joy in bringing the Word of God to His people, Pastor Kyle loves where God has put him to counsel couples and individuals, mentor and develop leaders, care for and disciple believers, and finding ways to reach the lost in our surrounding communities. 

OUR 
 

DIRECTOR
of TECH ARTS
& PROPERTIES

Andrew has been proudly serving Grace River on staff since July 2007. In a saving relationship with Jesus Christ since 1984, Andrew brings over twenty-five years of experience in live sound, video and lighting design to bless our ministries. He also leads our efforts to evangelize and minister to our people and far beyond our community through our live streams, social media channels, TV plays, and website and app development. 

Andrew also wonderfully oversees the care, updates, and maintenance of our Properties to make sure we have a safer, modern, and beautiful place to gather, glorify, and keep on growing.  

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GRACE RIVER MINISTRIES

OVERSIGHT AND LEADERSHIP

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Properties Ministry


Elder Pastor Kyle

Deacon Andrew Boardman

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Care Ministry

Elder Ken Young

Deacon Janice Young

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Discipleship Ministry

ElderJim Feleen

Community Groups 

Community Group Leaders

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Financial Ministry

Elder Jim Feleen

Deacon/Treasurer Lynnette Mullen

Asst. Treasurer Anne Davidson

Financial Secretary TBD

Asst. Financial Secretary Evie Jarvis

Auditors Nancy Bogle, Shirley Bladen

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Family Ministry

Elder Pastor Kyle 

Deacons Melissa Bishop

      Fran Huot

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Life Safety Ministry

Elder Ken Young

Deacons Bryan Huot

               Bill Wilmot
 

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Missions Ministry

Elder Troy Vittum

Deacon Ellie Feleen

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 Worship Ministry

Elder Pastor Kyle

Ministry Leader Troy Vittum

Worship Team Leader Chad Perron

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Prayer Team

Ministry Leaders Ken Young

                          Janice Young

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Welcome Ministry

Board Officers

Elder Ken Young

Ministry Leader Pastor Kyle

Moderator Vanessa Perron
Clerk Pam Numme

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Special Events Ministry

Elder Ken Young

Deacon Lori Higgins

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Staff Relations Ministry

Elder Troy Vittum

Members Ellie Feleen, Deb LaClair, Ted Tetirick

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Technical Arts Ministry

Elder Pastor Kyle

Deacon Andrew Boardman

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Connect Ministry

Elder Ken Young

Deacon Nancy Wilmot

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Grace River Offices

Church Moderator Vanessa Perron

Church Clerk Pam Numme

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