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. All the activities and ministries 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 lead pastor with responsibilities for preaching, teaching, and leadership development. He also supports and serves in the worship ministry. 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 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. Part of her staff duties involve administrative/office and pastoral support. She also serves 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.
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 games to gymnastics meets. 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 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, a part 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 several 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.