Elder and Deacon Candidate bios

ELDER CANDIDATES

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DAN DYKHUIZEN

My wife Lynette and I have been Christ Presbyterian members for more than six years. I am retired from the Telecom Industry. My calling to serve the church has been centered on facilitating and teaching adult fellowship and small groups. I look forward to a continued discipleship focus and whatever surprises the Lord brings.

 

MIKE GINGRAS

My wife Mary Lisa and I have been CPC members since 2009. Mary Lisa and I have been married for more than 22 years and we have two children, Andrew (17) and Mary Katherine (15) who both attend CPA. I work in sales for the Gates Corporation, which manufactures automotive products. I felt called to serve, have been assisting church in different ways, mainly by driving buses on trips and assisting with Boy Scout Troop 55. I want to assist in whatever missions are deemed worthy, and continue to help and serve others in the role of officer.

 

HENRY THOMAS

Greetings CPC, I'm Henry Thomas. I am married to Sunny for 23 years, and we have eight children: Hope, Henry IV, Walter, Tiger, Joy, Grace, Faith, and Glory. I have a food marketing company that Sunny and I started in 1994. We joined CPC five years ago. I have a calling to work as an elder with the Biblical Instruction Commission and teach at CPC. I have a heart for discipleship, bible study, and men’s ministry. 


DEACON CANDIDATES

STEVE LEONARD

Hello all, my name is Steve Leonard and I'm a father to two beautiful children, Isabelle (15) and Palmer (13.) I love being their Dad! I've been a church member for three years, but I have grown up in this church from the time it met at Hillsboro High school. I have a practice as a family nurse practitioner seeing home-bound, assisted-living, and nursing home patients. I look forward to listening, encouraging, and serving others in this church and community to God's glory.

 

BRIAN SCHAEFER

I’m married to Kristy and we have two fun little boys Grady (7) and Wyatt (3). I went to college at Southeast Missouri State. I played and coached college baseball. I own a small business. I love to be outside, travel, and eat!

 

NATHAN SHIDELER

I’m Nathan Shideler and I’m married to Anna Grace. We have two children: Emily Joy (2) and Shepard (11 months). I work as a process engineer at Clopay Plastic Products. We have been members at CPC for four years. My sense of calling is in the office of Deacon. I am looking forward to continuing to serve as a Connect Group leader and serve the church in areas of justice, mercy, and benevolence. I also completed Nashville Institute for Faith and Work’s Gotham Fellowship program and I look forward to serving NIFW in any way I can. 

Central location: Join us August 27 at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary for the Congregational Meeting to vote to elect these elders and deacons.

Intown location: Stay after the service on August 27 for a Congregational Meeting to vote to elect these elders and deacons.