The Board of Elders is charged with the general oversight of all ministries and staff of the church. While administrative decisions and actions are subject to their authority, their primary role is to work with the Senior Pastor and Associate Pastors to ensure the church remains true to God’s Word and moving forward in God’s mission. Also, they are charged to help meet the pastoral needs of the congregation as much as possible.


"To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away."

1 Peter 5:1-4


MIKE CABAN
Term: 2018-2021
Married to Connie for 14 years.
As a pastor’s son, I accepted the Lord as a child. After growing up in the church, I left at age 16. Many years had passed before I rededicated my heart to Christ after a family tragedy in 2004. The Lord has blessed me since with my beautiful wife Connie and a deeper walk with Him.

I served in the Worship Ministry and currently lead a small group with my wife. We also serve on the Connection Team and are blessed to be leaders in the Jumpstart program.

A member of LFCC since 2009.


JOHN CAIRO
Term: 2020-2023
Married to JoAnn for 42 years. Two adult daughters.
The Lord burdened my heart for many years to come to know Him as the true God that Scripture reveals. In 1976, by the witness of three people at work, I came to trust in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Joann trusted in Jesus as a young girl after watching the movie King of Kings.

It is our greatest honor and privilege to serve the Lord. Together, we host a small group in our home. I also host a LifeGroup. Joann sings to God’s glory in the choir.

A member of LFCC since 2005.


MATT CRAKER
Term: 2018-2021
Married to Kerri for 23 years. Two teenage sons, 16 and 19 years old.
I love Jesus above all and received Him as my Savior during the Summer of 7/8th Grade. After hearing the story of the prodigal son and truly connecting it to God’s love for me, I surrendered my life to Him. I am far from perfect, and I fall on God’s grace daily. It is my honor to serve Him and His people.

Kerri and I presently lead a small group in our home. I also am a producer with the Worship Ministry tech team and Kerri serves on staff as the Children’s Ministry Director.

A member of LFCC since 2012.


BRIAN CRAWFORD
Term: 2020-2023
Married to Donna for 32 years. One son and daughter-in law.
The LORD opened my eyes and changed my life in 2003 and I dedicated my life to Christ. My life is abundantly blessed by our Savior who gave me a new heart, new sight and new purpose. It is humbling and a privilege to serve the Lord at Living Faith where God changes lives and works in amazing ways.

I have been blessed to have served as a Small Group Leader, Deacon, Elder and participant of the Nominating Committee.

A member of LFCC since 2008.


RON CONNERS
Term: 2019-2022
Married to Dale for 41 years Three adult sons, 3 daughters-in-law and 6 grandchildren.
I was raised in a Christian home and attended church my whole life. Since all I knew was Christianity through my youth I began questioning my faith in my late teens. I started studying in earnest the truth of Scripture and became convinced of the claims of Christ and my need for him as the payment for my sin. At that point I gave my life completely to the Lord.

Dale and I are responsible for the Library/Media Center which also includes the CD/DVD ministry.

A member of LFCC since 1994.


JOHN EKSTROM
Term: 2020-2023
Married to Debbie for 29 years. Two adult daughters, both in Grad school and one son in high school.
I became a Christian during VBS at the age of 5. Being saved at an early age, I didn’t find many obstacles to my Christian walk. However, as I approached my high school years, I realized I was being challenged daily to make the right decisions and please God. The Lord provided a group called Campus Life where I found like-minded believers and accountability. While that seems like a long time ago, God has continued to stand by me as I grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I serve as a Small Group Coach and a Christian Service Brigade Leader.

A member of LFCC since 2007.


WILNER FATON
Term: 2018-2021
Married to Stephanie for 20 years. Three children, a daughter and 2 sons.
My journey to a meaningful relationship with God began over 25 years ago. It all started when a friend witnessed to me not only through words, but also actions. We are truly blessed and honored to be at the service of Yahweh. God is powerful but also personal, big enough to hold the whole world in His hands yet small enough to reside in our heart. We therefore endeavor to “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called [us] heavenward in Christ Jesus (Phil 3:14).

I presently serve as an Usher and as a Ranger at CSB. In the past I served as a Round Table Facilitator, Mission Committee member, and Elder. My wife Stephanie is a Choir/Praise Team member and a small group leader.

A member of LFCC since 2000.


JACK HOLLAND
Term: 2019-2022
Married to Ellen for 25 years. Four adult children, three married, one grandson.
I committed to Jesus about 20 years ago when I realized that Christ died, not just for everyone, but for me. Historical evidence and books like the “Case for Christ,” and Ellen’s strong faith were instrumental in opening my eyes.

I presently serve as CSB Brigade Leader (aka Captain Jack) for boys programs on Mondays nights and in the past on the Missions Committee, as a Small Group Leader and in Sunday School. Ellen volunteers in the nursery on Sunday mornings and is an active volunteer at Soundview Pregnancy Center.

A member of LFCC since 1999.


JEFF HUNN
Term: 2019-2022
Married to Nicole for 15 years.  Two children, a daughter and a son.  
I was blessed to be raised in a home that followed God and I made the decision to do the same at an early age. However, it wasn’t until my junior year of college that I realized my need for a truly personal relationship with Christ and actively pursued His will for my life. Since then, I’ve tried to shift my focus away from seeing what God can do for me to seeing what God can do through me.

Nicole and I are involved in worship and small group ministries and feel blessed to witness all that God is doing in people’s lives at Living Faith.

A member of LFCC since 2005.


ARTIE MARTIN
Term: 2018-2021
Married to Dawn for 26 years. Two adult daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 2 grandsons.
I became a Christian in 1979 and attended Zion Bible College and Nyack College. My life verse is Jer. 29:11-13, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you...” (NIV).

Dawn and I enjoy serving together as Small Group Leaders for married couples study at our home. We also serve on the Connections Team on Sundays.

A member of LFCC since 2000.


DOUG TIMMONS
Term: 2019-2022
Married to Fran for 48 years. Two married daughters, one grandson and one granddaughter.
I rededicated my life to Jesus in April 1979 at a weekend retreat. Fran came to know the Lord earlier the same year.

I started teaching Sunday School in 1989, and continue to teach middle school students. In addition, we both serve as Small Group Leaders. Fran has taught preschoolers since 1989. She also serves as part of the Hospitality team. We are privileged to serve at LFCC.

A member of LFCC since 1989 .


MIKE VASQUEZ
Term: 2020-2023
Married to Sylma for 30 years.  One son and two daughters.
I was raised in a devout Catholic home but walked away from God. The Lord was gracious and patient with me. He used my wife to draw me back to Him as I surrendered my life to Jesus.

I have been joyfully serving at Living Faith over the years as an Usher and in the Care Ministry. My wife and I lead a couples Small Group and both serve at the Connection Center. I have also served on a number of Mission Trips including to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Stockport, England. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the congregation in this capacity.

A member of LFCC since 2015.


"The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching."

1 Timothy 5:17



"The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you."

Titus 1:5



"Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord."

James 5:14