We currently have four Elders overseeing the affairs of Chapel Hill Community Church. Alex (chair) and Judi Shepherd, Shirley Millar, David Halse and Philip Renner (pastor). Elders can be contacted via the office, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Elders at Chapel Hill are asked to give a minimum term of three years, and a maximum of five, before stepping down for a mandatory six-month break. They can be re-called after this six-month period. In choosing elders, we refer to Paul's qualifications for eldership found in Titus 1:7-9, which in short is the description of a mature disciple exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5.
Philip was appointed to the role of lead pastor early 2010, called from within the congregation and from a career in Public Relations and Advertising. Philip and wife Rebecca have three children Gabriel, Tobias and Oliver, and share a heart for authentic community - a place where people are at home in the real and raw and can journey an authentic spirituality where God is discovered in the everyday of our lives, not just on Sundays or special 'spiritual' occasions.
Rebecca joined the team in February 2015, and is passionate about supporting the health and life of Chapel Hill by keeping things running smoothly. Rebecca is that rare mix of creativity and organisation, meaning not only does the church run well, it's done with some flare also. Her only challenge is learning how to work with her husband...