Leadership Board Elections - March 23-24, 2019

Throughout the weekend of March 23-24, 2019 during all three services, SFCC will hold Leadership Board Elections to elect six new board members. The Leadership Board is a group of SFCC members elected to help make decisions. If you are a current member of Salem Fields Community Church, you are permitted and encouraged to vote!

Email info@salemfields.com if you have any questions.

 

Leadership Board CANDIDATES for MARCH 23-24

Brad Church

Married. Christian for 40+ years.
SFCC Attendance: 20 years.
Vocation: Healthcare.
Ministry involvement: Children's Ministry.
Why would you like to be on the Leadership Board?
I try to serve the church whenever God provides the opportunity.

Stephanie French

Divorced. Christian since childhood; rededicated my life May 2015 at SFCC.
SFCC Attendance: 4 1/2 years.
Vocation: Banking.
Ministry involvement: Welcome Team, Finance Team, DivorceCare.
Why would you like to be on the Leadership Board?
When I was younger, I believed church was a place you went to on a Sunday morning. A place where you had to be dressed up for (yes, dress, tights, and even sometimes a hat). A place where we would sing a few songs, try to stay awake in the pew while the pastor was talking, and sing a little more. In my young adulthood, I didn’t visit church as much; I didn’t have the fanciest clothes, didn’t feel like I fit in, and didn’t always have the best signing voice (ok, I still don’t). It was when my husband left, however, when I found Salem Fields... or, in reality, that God lead me to Salem Fields.

From the moment I stepped through the doors, I could see and feel something different. I saw people dressed comfortably, there was no dress code. They were here for Jesus; they were here for healing, for love, for fellowship, for discipleship. I saw people worshipping, not just singing, but worshipping. And I finally understood there was a difference.

I saw people who wanted to be here; they weren’t here out of a "Sunday obligation" - to check a box. People were being fed spiritually, not just at the Rubicon. Salem Fields taught me what a church is and what it isn’t. Even though I had been a Christian my whole life, I became more than just a fan of Christ because of the leadership at SFCC. I became a follower.

Being part of Salem Fields Community Church has changed my life in so many ways. I have grown spiritually and stepped outside of the box that I was so comfortable in for so long. I currently serve on the SFCC’s Finance Team, Welcome Team and love greeting and seating our Salem Fielders into worship.

God has also been faithful through my healing in divorce and has lead me to help others find healing through Him in Salem Fields' DivorceCare meetings. I would be honored to serve on the Salem Fields Leadership Board in the same way that those before me have served SFCC and the community. I believe in the vision and ministry of SFCC; it has made an impact in my life and my son’s and I pray that it will continue to make an impact on each life within and around it.

Matthew Chow

Married. Christian for 8 years.
SFCC Attendance: 7 years.
Vocation: Cyber Security.
Ministry involvement: Children's Ministry.
Why would you like to be on the Leadership Board?
I would like to help make a difference in our community by serving on the board to create new opportunities to share the love of Jesus.

Christine Barham

Married. Christian for 35 years.
SFCC Attendance: 19 years.
Vocation: Professor, Strayer University.
Ministry involvement: Small Group Leader.
Why would you like to be on the Leadership Board?
To whom much is given, such is expected. I have a long history of leadership and service-related activities that translate well to serving in this role. Moreover, I love the Lord, love this church, and believe in the vision and mission of Salem Fields. Not afraid to speak up to present a biblical perspective of a situation, I can focus on God’s will and not my own.

Justin Mosser

Married. Christian for 15 years.
SFCC Attendance: 11 years.
Vocation: Finance/ Systems Analyst.
Ministry involvement: Welcome Team.
Why would you like to be on the Leadership Board?
SFCC has been my spiritual home for over a decade now. During my time here I have engaged in countless ministries, classes mission trips, etc. Leadership board has served as another avenue in which God has used me to expand SFCC and further His vision for our church.

Scottie Hendrix

Married. Christian for 15 1/2 years.
SFCC Attendance: 14 years.
Vocation: Physical Therapist Assistant.
Ministry involvement: Production Team.
Why would you like to be on the Leadership Board?
I believe SFCC remains a beacon in the community. I personally share the beliefs the church holds.  I would like to be a member of the board to continue the strength of these beliefs for the church and for those who attend. I believe I will be a contributor within the board by listening and giving valuable input for the decisions that will keep our church strong for years to come.

Jarrett Perdue

Married. Christian for 35 years.
SFCC Attendance: 19 years.
Vocation: Teacher.
Ministry involvement: Student Ministries.
Why would you like to be on the Leadership Board?
Salem Fields has played a central role in bringing the love of Christ into my family- from the salvation of my wife to the dedication of my children. I’d like to see other lives be impacted by the love of Jesus.

Oscar Vera

Married. Christian for 20 years.
SFCC Attendance: 12 years.
Vocation: Systems Engineer.
Ministry involvement: Men’s Small Group Leader and Welcome Team.
Why would you like to be on the Leadership Board?
As a men’s small group leader at SFCC for the past 10 years, I believe I have a valuable perspective to offer the church. In addition, with the transition in pastor leadership, I would like to ensure that the focus and direction for the church, established by the current leadership, continues as the reins of leadership are passed on.

Terri Vivienti

Married. Christian for 59 years.
SFCC Attendance: 20 years.
Vocation: Enjoying retirement.
Ministry involvement: Production Team.
Why would you like to be on the Leadership Board?
To represent the members of our church. Through my volunteer and membership experience, I’ve had many opportunities to have close contacts with many of the congregation. I would be honored and blessed to represent them.

 

 

Current Leadership Board Members

Cherie Rackey
Term: 2018-2020

MELANIE COBB
Term: 2018-2020

Allen Payne
Term: 2018-2020

MIKE PATES
Term: 2018-2020

CHRIS BARHAM
Term: 2019-2021

TERRI VIVENTI
TERM: 2019-2021

Matt Chow
Term: 2019-2021

Brad Church
Term: 2019-2021

Oscar Vera
Term: 2019-2021

Justin Mosser
Term: 2019-2021

Leadership Board Qualifications

  1. With God help and by His grace live out the Salem Fields Honor Code (Titus 1:7-9 (MSG)
  2. Be a member of SFCC.
  3. Financially support SFCC through tithing (10%) and sacrificially giving to support the vision of reBuild. (If you are not currently giving to reBuild you will agree to make a financial commitment in support of the Vision.)
  4. Volunteer in a ministry outside of your role on the Leadership Board.
  5. Actively and regularly attend services of SFCC and other significant events such as the Celebration Service, Special Prayer events, Leadership training events, Classes and other events deemed important by the Lead Pastors.
  6. Be a positive influence and spiritual leader in the congregation.
  7. Communicate, support and carry the vision of SFCC to the congregation and community.
  8. Be able and willing to make hard decisions.
  9. Demonstrate an active and growing faith.
  10. Have the ability to support the decisions made by the majority, even if opposed personally.
  11. Be sensitive (attentive) to the heartbeat of the congregation and community.
  12. If you have not already take SFCC Plugged-In Class you will agree to do it ASAP.
  13. Commit to a 2-year term as a member of the Leadership Board.
  14. Reach others for Christ and continue on your journey to being a fully devoted follower of Christ!