There are three leadership roles at Elston Family Church: those who serve as Elders, those who serve on Staff, and those who serve as Life Group Leaders.
The way the three groups work together can best be stated as follows:
The staff directs the ministries of the church and all the activities of the church are carried out under the watchcare and supervision of the Elders. Life Group Leaders are church members who have stepped up for a season to help lead a small group and support the Elders and Staff in the care of our church family.
Randy Skidmore – Pastor
Randy and Lisa have been at Elston since 2000. He is the pastor with responsibilities for preaching, teaching, leadership development, as well as worship pastor. He oversees the staff and elders and guides the vision and direction of the church. They have 3 kids, and 9 grandchildren. Randy and Lisa love to go to the beach as often as possible, and enjoy spending time with their family!
Gene Pfeifer – Elder
Gene and his wife Diane have been at Elston since 2001. Gene serves as “spiritual covering” and guidance, as well as oversight for the grounds team, maintenance team, and security team. He and Diane also serve as our Children’s Pastors where they teach, disciple, and love the children at EFC. They have 7 kids, and 11 grandchildren. Gene enjoys reading, spending time with family, visiting his grand-kids, and driving his Mustang!
Angela Hunt – Staff
Angela and her husband Eric have been at Elston since 2008. Angela serves on staff at EFC as the Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader and as administrative/office and pastoral support, while serving the National Team of Celebrate Recovery as a State Rep for Indiana. Angela and her husband, Eric, have 3 sons and live on a small horse farm with young and old horses, 3 dogs, some cats and a burro. Angela enjoys reading historical fiction and watching reality t.v. while drinking coffee or cranberry lime seltzer water.
Joe Faulkner – Elder
Regan Grandlienard – Staff
Regan and her husband Fred have been here since 2008. Regan serves on staff at EFC as The Deep (Youth Group) Ministry Leader where she teaches and disciples students. She also serves as administrative/office support. Regan and Fred have 6 kids together, 3 boys and 3 girls, and are steady on the move from soccer game to gymnastics meet. Regan loves starbucks, going to CrossFit, and doing anything outdoors where there is a pool or a beach involved.
Ron Reece – Staff
Ron and his wife Tanner have been at Elston since 2015. Ron serves on staff at EFC as support to the pastor in worship, preaching, and leadership development. He also helps oversee the Media and Audio Visual Teams. Ron and Tanner also serve as The Landing (Celebrate Recovery for Teens) ministry leaders, and have a passion for loving students who are hurting. Ron and Tanner don’t have any kids yet, but they do consider their two cats, Taco and Tamale, apart of their little family. Ron enjoys live music, traveling with his wife, and camping with their friends.
Deb Sweet – Prayer Coordinator
Deb and her husband Don have both been at Elston since the early 80’s, but Deb has been here since the start of the church in 1968. Deb serves as the Prayer Coordinator, and leads a group that meets a few times a week to pray over the grounds and those attending. Deb enjoys music, oil painting, and doing crafts, while Don is an avid bowler; they both love spending time with their cat, Sadie.
Ben & Lyndsey Smith – Life Group Leaders
Ben and Lyndsey have been here together since 2013. They serve as Life Group Leaders as well as support roles in worship/media, and teaching in children’s church. They have two kids and a 120 lb golden doodle. Ben and Lyndsey love sports, movies, and spending time with their kids.
John & Kara Townsend – Life Group Leaders
John and Kara have been at Elston since 2008. They serve as Life Group Leaders as well as support in “first connections” with new comers. They have 6 kids and 3 grandchildren, all in the Lafayette area. They enjoy attending their kid’s athletic events, spending time together as a family, and playing with their dogs.
Winnie Morehead – Life Group Leader
Winnie and her husband Neal have been at Elston since 2002. Winnie leads a life group where she disciples and teaches other ladies, and her husband Neal serves on the church board. They have two kids, and two grandchildren. Winnie and Neal enjoy gardening, reading, and spending time together.