Dear Church Family,

We would like to thank our congregation for submitting over 100 recommendations for the formation of the first LAC Leadership Development Team (LDT) to our deacon committee.

As promised, we have vetted and interviewed your recommendations with care, and we are advancing all qualified nominees who accepted a nomination to the vote at our March 26 congregational meeting.

For your prayerful consideration, we joyfully present to you our slate of members for six open spots. As a congregation, we will be voting for and selecting two nominees from each term length.

One-year term (concluding August 2024)
1. Gene Brunzell 7. Jeff Liou
2. Elaine Carovilla 8. Jeanne Mead
3. Jeep Jensen 9. Lee Merritt
4. Lois Kasten 10. Joyce Penner
5. Jeff Leonard 11. Bela Szilagyi
6. Andrew Lin  12. Alan Tussy

Two-year term (concluding August 2025)
1. Karla Espinal 8. Judy Packard
2. Wayne Foster 9. Jeff Rose
3. Dick Kasten 10. Les Stocker
4. Anne McKinley 11. Bob Stover
5. Ruth Mielke 12. Bassem Wahbi
6. WeiLin Ni 13. Arnie Welch
7. Scott Nishizaki  

Three-year term (concluding August 2026)
1. Jerry Barringer 7. Roberta King
2. Beth Drake  8. Franci Maharaj
3. Gamil (Jim) Fanous 9. Marci Perry
4. Matthew Fenske 10. Jim Rhodes
5. Preston Hawkins 11. Matt Sanders
6. David Kattenhorn 12. Anita Szilagyi

To familiarize yourself with the candidates, you can find their photos and a brief statement on their vision for LDT at  You can also read about the responsibilities of the LDT along with the procedure to form this key leadership committee through the link.

We would like to thank God for giving us a front-row seat to the God-given passion to serve that is alive in our congregation. We trust the Lord completely and know that He will guide us as a body to elect the six members who are called to serve in this season.

With gratitude,

Leadership Development Team