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Our Leadership Structure and Staff

“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ,” wrote Paul almost 2000 years ago (1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV).

Have you ever met someone and thought, “This person just seems to know God”? That’s the quality that we look for in a leader at Believers Fellowship—someone whose life reflects the character of God.

At Believers Fellowship we recognize two distinct but complementary offices of servant-leaders that have responsibility in managing the affairs of the church:


The elders serve the congregation as shepherds (pastors) and overseers by leading, guiding, guarding, teaching, and praying. The board of elders gives special attention to governing the church, keeping it focused on its mission, caring for the spiritual welfare of its people and providing counsel, direction, and support to the staff. Some of our elders also serve on the staff in pastoral ministries.


The deacons complement the ministry of the elders and serve the church in a variety of practical ways. The deacons give special attention to managing and administrating help for worship services, the Lord’s Supper, facilities, finances, special projects, and caring for individual and family needs as they arise.

Ministry Directors and Staff

The staff of Believers Fellowship carry out a variety of leading, serving, and administrative functions in the church. From our teachers to our home group leaders to the people who keep our facilities in top shape, we want the leaders at Believers Fellowship to show us what it means to follow Christ.


Stacy Kilcup

Stacy is our Office Assistant, supporting office communication and function. Stacy and her husband began attending Believers Fellowship with their family in October of 2005. Stacy is here at BF on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If someone made a movie about your life, what would the title be and who would play you? Why? If someone […]


Kate Turek

Kate has been at the church since August of 2017 and she has helped husband Shawn with Creative Arts Ministry, mostly working with media and lighting. This Summer, Kate is working with the Children’s Ministry Team! She’ll be working on special events as well as helping plan and prepare for the Fall. Kate is a […]


Emily Ehrhardt

Emily is a BFSM summer intern and will work with the middle school students. She’s been a middle school mentor here at BF for a little over a year but is now taking on the role of an intern. Emily will be giving messages, going on mission trips, and planning fun nights for the kids. […]


Johnathon Tews

Johnathon is one of the BFSM middle school interns this summer at Believers Fellowship. Through this role, he will be handling some teaching in youth groups and Sunday morning meetings, help support Jon and Johnny in their planning of ministry events including mission trips, and work with students throughout the summer by loving on them […]


David Knepper

David serves as one of two BFSM high school summer interns who will serve the high school ministry through teaching, serving opportunities, and through serving the students to the best of his ability. David arrived at the end of May and is looking forward to spending his summer with the BFSM students. If someone made […]


Natalie Childress

Natalie is a BFSM summer intern working directly with the high school ministry and assisting with the middle school group. She flew in from Chicago at the beginning of May to step into this internship. What is your favorite book (outside of the Bible)? Why? My favorite book is the Hunger Games, the series was […]