The elders are the spiritual leaders of the church. They serve under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the head, to lead the congregation to accomplish its mission. LifeSpring elders are first proven as ministry leaders and then assume the additional responsibility of overseeing and shepherding the congregation.
elders are nominated on the basis of biblical qualifications including
spiritual maturity, character, and leadership, and they are affirmed by
the church annually to serve one-year terms. The Senior Minister serves
as a non-voting member of the elder board.
The following names were presented for affirmation and approved by members of the congregation June 22-23, 2019:
Darren and his wife Lisa are 25+ year residents of Harrison and have been attending LifeSpring from the time the church began meeting at Harrison High School in 2008. They have two sons, Jesse and Luke. Jesse and his wife Jazmine recently blessed them with their first grandson, Jace. Darren served as a LifeSpring elder this past year and is currently the acting Treasurer of LifeSpring. Darren and Lisa also lead a weekly LifeGroup in their home. He enjoys reading and studying the Bible. Darren is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently the Director of Harrison Tax Advisors, a local financial services business. He is excited about what God has in store for the future of our church.
Contact Darren at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed and his wife Bethany have been members of LifeSpring since its launch in the Harrison High School cafeteria in 2008. They have two daughters, Kayla and Hattie. Ed became a Christian through Young Life, a non-denominational high school ministry, and has a passion for seeing people’s lives transformed by Jesus. He is active in discipleship in a variety of outlets including co-leading Starting Point, co-leading a LifeGroup, occasionally giving messages and discipling a couple guys. He loves being outside, traveling and playing with Hattie. Ed is a scientist at P&G, currently working on the Swiffer brand. Ed hates to see division in the Body of Christ, is not a huge fan of dogs (but now owns one) and is so thankful for Jesus’ forgiveness and life change. Contact Ed at: email@example.com
and his wife Jan have been members of LifeSpring (from its
pre-multisite days) for over 48 years. They have two daughters;
Bethany(Josh) and Alyssa(fiancé Clay), and three grandchildren. Ken has
served as an elder at LifeSpring for over 19 years and currently
co-leads the Starting Point class and a weekly LifeGroup. He also serves
on the Prayer, Pastoral Visitation, Ministry of Construction, and First
Impressions teams. Ken is a Registered Nurse and works as a Senior
Surgical Assistant for the TriHealth Heart Institute. Ken is passionate
about God's work and is very excited about what God has in store for the
future of the church at LifeSpring Community and around the world.
Contact Ken at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don and his wife Anne have been active members of LifeSpring since 2008. They have two children; Donny (Kelly) Smith and Jenny (Dan) Hauer along with six grandchildren, who all are part of the church family. Don served as an elder at the Harrison Church of Christ and for the last ten years at LifeSpring. He and his wife Anne lead a LifeGroup that meets in their home. When not working or serving, they enjoy family time and RV’ing. Don is an engineer and construction company owner of Smith & Brown Contractors, Inc. Don and his family love being part of a church that is actively “Joining God in Restoring a Broken World” and looks forward to what God has in store for all of us in the years to come.
Contact Don at: email@example.com
Jerry and his wife Sandy have been
active members of LifeSpring since 2016. They have four children;
Brittany, Jeff, Nick (Leah) and Matt (Sara) and 6 grandchildren. All are
part of the church family, except Nick and Leah who live in Nashville.
Jerry serves on the Worship team and leads First Impressions.
Additionally, he and his wife are leading a LifeGroup in their home.
They love to travel and spend time with their grandchildren. Jerry is
Vice President and Director of Contract Administration for Cincinnati
Financial Corporation. He is excited to be a part of a church and
ministry that God is using to impact and change lives. Contact Jerry at: Jerry_Varney@cinfin.com
LifeSpring Community Christian Church
803 E. Broadway St. | Harrison, OH 45030Corner of Harrison and Broadway