Each year we announce changes to the elders for the coming year. Our bylaws require elders to take a minimum of one year off after serving three consecutive years as elder. Matt Salin and Scott Beaudoin will be taking their time off as elder at the conclusion of 2022.
Doug Heinrich, Brett Gibson, and Josh Plymale will join our remaining elders at the beginning of 2023.
Doug Heinrich is returning as an elder and has been active at Harvester for 29 years. Doug has been married to Nadya for 29 years and they have 3 “grown” children–Steven married to Ashley, Keersten married to Cavanaugh, and Daniel. Doug and Nadya enjoy traveling and spending time with their family, life group, and friends.
About his return to serving as an elder at Harvester, Doug said, “We have a great group of men who serve as elders at Harvester. I am humbled and honored to be considered for another term, and I look forward to serving with them.”
Brett Gibson is also a returning elder and has been involved at Harvester for 30 years. Brett has been married to Nikki for 31 years, and they have both served in many areas. They have 3 children, Brock, Morgan, and Medjine.
About his return to serving as an elder at Harvester, Brett said, “It is just an honor to serve with such a great group of men on Harvester’s Eldership.”
Josh Plymale will be ordained as a new elder following several months of vetting, training, and orientation. Josh and his family joined Harvester in 2016 and quickly got involved by joining in a life group and jumping into several serving opportunities. Josh says, “Harvester has been such a blessing to our family as we’ve all grown in our faith, made new friends, and found many great ways to be involved in the church. This year, I’ve had the chance to spend time with the elders, and it’s honor to be considered to serve the church in this capacity.”
Josh has been married to Suzi for 17 years. They have twin 14-year-old daughters who are actively involved with their high school life group, serving in the children’s ministry, and playing basketball & track.
If anyone, for biblical reasons, believes that Doug, Brett, or Josh should not be in the role of elder, please reach out to one of Harvester’s current elders so the matter can be reviewed. If, over the next two weeks, there are no evident biblical disqualifications, these men will become elders of Harvester Christian Church starting January 1, 2023
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