Pastor: Rev. Greg Drayer
Thank you for stopping by and visiting our on-line home. I expect you will find the information necessary in determining when to come by and be a part of our gathered worshiping community. Making the decision to visit a church can be a difficult one to make; one that has many factors to consider before visiting. I trust that when you decide to visit us, you will see us for who we are: a family that seeks to live out an authentic, simple, and meaningful Christian faith.
We value our family atmosphere here at Rolling Hills Church. This is why we make sure to include as many people as possible in our gatherings. During worship on Sunday mornings, you will be a part of heart-felt worship. You can witness a children’s mini-sermon that seeks to show our children that they matter greatly to us and that they are the church today, not of tomorrow. You will also hear a message that seeks to glorify God by bringing us ever closer to Him. We value prayer here, so you will also have an opportunity, if you desire, to share any prayer requests, give a praise to God, or simply share what has been going on in your life. We do this because we want one another to know and/or remember that the God we worship is active and moving in our lives daily.
Another feature of our worship gathering that you will notice is the time that we spend greeting one another. We do this because we genuinely like each other. I understand that to some, this can be an uncomfortable experience having strangers come up to you and introduce themselves, but, I hope that instead of feeling uncomfortable, you will be encouraged by seeing a group of people that are excited to belong somewhere.
Belonging is something that we believe is important. I pray that through our worship time together, you will see that you do belong. Come as you are. We can only be as we are – and that is the same as you: seeking to find a place within which we can worship God as His church. We are a casual place which means that you are free to dress however you want. Sometimes, I am in jeans, other times in a tie, but most of the time, somewhere in between.
After worship, plan to stick around and enjoy some treats from our coffee bar, get to know some others, and discover why Rolling Hills Church is a great place to belong.
Elders: James “Jimmy” Davis, Jr., Jeff Dawson, Gary Maxwell
Our Elders assist the Pastor in attending to the spiritual needs of our congregation. They are available for 1-on-1 discipleship, prayer requests, hospital and shut-in visitation (including the serving of Communion). The current Elders nominate and elect a Chair whom then sits on the Church Leadership Council. The Elders are elected by congregational vote. There is no set term for an elder, nor is there a minimum or maximum number elders who shall serve. The term and number of elders is based on the needs of the congregation and the number of men who qualified and willing to serve.
Deacon Board (active): Stan Bridges, Chris Karda (Chair), Chad Landis
Our Deacons set the example of Service to our church family. They are primarily focused on the physical needs of the church building, grounds, and of the congregation. Specific task of a deacon of the church include: opening the church on Sunday mornings so the family may freely enter and feel at home, prepare the coffee bar so the family may refresh themselves and have conversation prior to worship, maintain the grounds so the church family has well-kept place to worship, and provide a sense of security so the family feels safe during worship. Deacons are elected by congregation vote and serve an active term of three years. A Deacon may not serve consecutive terms and must wait two years before seeking to serve again. This two year break allows the Deacon time to refresh spiritually and physically. Once a Deacon has been ordained his Deacon status remains, only his status of “Active” or “Inactive” changes. “Inactive” Deacons continue to assist those who are active. The number of Deacons is based on the needs of the congregation and the number of men who are qualified and willing to serve. The active Deacons nominate and elect a Chair of the Deacons whom then sits on the Church Leadership Council.
Trustees: Kim Dawson, Fred Kastner (Chair), Mark Stropkaj
The Trustees of the church are tasked with overseeing all the financial and legal matters of the church. The Trustees are responsible to create and manage the budget of the church – although the congregation must vote to approve the submitted budget. The Trustees are the only members of church leadership who are authorized to enter into binding legal agreements. Trustees are elected by congregational vote and serve an active term of two years. The number of Trustees is determined by the church constitution. Men and women may serve as Trustees (and Chair). The Trustees nominate and elect a Chair of the Trustees who then sits on the Church Leadership Council.
Treasurer: Gary Maxwell
The Treasurer of the church is tasked with overseeing all the Accounting matters of the church. The Treasurer is responsible to maintain and manage the budget of the church. The Treasurer is strictly prohibited from authorizing spending and from signing checks. The Treasurer is elected by congregational vote and serves an active term of two years. The position of Treasurer is defined in the church constitution. Men and women may serve as Treasurer. The Treasurer works with the Board of Trustees and makes regular reports before Church Leadership Council.
Church Clerk/Secretary: Jodi Hudzinski
The Church Clerk/Secretary is responsible for the keeping of all notes and meeting minutes as well as maintaining the list of current, active members of the church. The Church Clerk/Secretary is also responsible to oversee all congregational election processes. The Church Clerk/Secretary is elected by congregational vote and serves an active term of two years. The position of Church Clerk/Secretary is defined in the church constitution. Men and women may serve as Church Clerk/Secretary. The Church Clerk/Secretary works with and makes regular reports before Church Leadership Council.
Worship/Praise Team Leader: Jay Stenger
Missions Ministry Leader: currently awaiting God’s calling
Men’s Ministry Leader: Gary Maxwell
Women’s Ministry Leader: Mary Landis
Senior’s Ministry Leader: currently awaiting God’s calling
Youth Ministry Leader(s): James Davis, Jr., Craig Dawson
Children’s Ministry Leader(s): Stephanie Ferguson, Nicole Drayer
Nursery Ministry Leader(s): Barbara Kastner, Cindy Stenger
Cleaning Team Ministry Leader: Gary Maxwell
Greeters & Ushers Ministry Leader: Jeff Dawson
Audio/Video/Computer Ministry Leader: Shawn Hudzinski