Staunton Grace Covenant Church Elders seek to fulfill the admonition of the apostle Peter: To the elders among you I appeal as a fellow elder . . . Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock (I Peter 5:1-3).
STEVE INGRAM | Steve and his wife, Jan, have been involved in several local churches and ministries in the past. Steve has served as a past member of the Missions Committee of SGCC and has participated in several short-term teaching missions to Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia. Steve and Jan have been married since 1978, have three sons, and currently reside in Fishersville. Steve has been employed by a local marine vessel outfitting company since 1978.
Steve has served on the Missions
Tim Keister| Tim has served as an elder in three churches in the Shenandoah Valley. Before coming to Staunton Grace Covenant, Tim was a member of Grace Covenant Church of Harrisonburg. He was an original member of Harrisonburg Grace Covenant’s Staunton home group that eventually became Staunton Grace Covenant Church. He was sent out from the Harrisonburg church with about fifty others when the church was formally planted on September 7, 1996. Tim has worked at Dupont in Waynesboro, which is now Invista, since 1979. He is now Operations Manager for their Water Treatment Facility. Tim married Alice in 1971. They have three married children, Joel, Aaron, and Sarah and 8 grandchildren.
RICK SHIFLET | Rick is married to Sue since 1973, whom he met at age 13. They have 3 grown children, one daughter-in-love, one son-in-love and four grandsons. Rick is owner/operator of Midmeadows Farm where he raises poultry, beef cattle and hay crops. Rick sees God through his work in agriculture and His sovereignty is confirmed in each new day. Rick and Sue felt God’s call on their lives to step out of the mainline denominational Church and followed His leading to SGC. They currently lead a Home Group which is foundational to their ministry. Rick and Sue are both service-oriented and look for ways to use their gifts and talents to carry out God’s plan for SGCC and ultimately His Kingdom.
CHARLIE WALLACE | Charlie was an elder at Waynesboro Foursquare Church in 1984-5, and a vice-president and board member of the Full Gospel Businessmen’s fellowship International in the early ‘80’s. He has lived n the Shenandoah Valley for over thirty years and has run a dental practice since moving to the Valley. He is married to Leslie and they have two grown and married boys, Ian and Trevor and four grandchildren.