Elders (Overseer; Bishop; Shepherd; Pastor)
"It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil."
Vince Ellingson (Wife Dodie)
Don Hawkins (Wife Debbie)
Warren Lane (Wife Anna)
My wife Anna and I were married in New Mexico where we both grew up. We moved to Bozeman, Montana where our son was born. Our first teaching jobs were in Cut Bank, Montana where our daughter was born. After 13 years of teaching in Cut Bank we moved to Kalispell, Montana where we have lived for the past 15 years.
Steve Pleasants (Wife Lori)
Have a question for the elders? Email them at Elders@KalispellChurchofChrist.org