Elders are men, set apart by God, to lead the church. There are lay elders, who volunteer their time and gifts and wisdom. We call them ruling elders. There are full time elders who are seminary trained, who teach and preach, and we call them teaching elders, or ministers. Elders meet monthly for prayer and decision making.
Andy Evans – Andy is a self-employed CPA whose office is in Apollo. He and his wife Karen (forty years and counting!) have two adult sons, Matt and Micah. Andy has a passion for church history and the old hymns of the faith. He oversees the church’s missions ministry, and has twice visited a church-supported missionary team in La Ceiba, Honduras. He continually reminds the congregation of the role each can play in world missions with the phrase, “Prayer is the work!”
Mike Myers – Mike and his wife Katie live in South Buffalo Township, just outside Freeport, PA. They have four grown sons. Their oldest, Jonathan, serves in the Army and is stationed in Alabama. Their second son, David, is doing graduate work in physics at the University of Pittsburgh. Their third son, Zach, serves in the Navy in the Pacific Ocean. Their youngest, Chris, lives in New Castle, PA. Mike is a member of the Gideons International. He oversees our Youth Sunday School. The family enjoys motorcycle trips and RVing in the summer.
Gary Burkett – A native of Washington Township, Gary and his wife Linda, live on a family farm in Parks Township. Parents of three adult children, they have also been blessed with five delightful grandchildren. Gary and Linda served as associate staff with FamilyLife Ministry for two decades. Gary owned Westmoreland Optical Lab, Inc. in Vandergrift, for 30 years and is currently a Lab Manager at Visionworks, Greenburg. In the church, he oversees our Adult Sunday School curriculum. Gary and Linda’s son, Shane Fishel, is a deacon at the church with his wife and three daughters. Gary and Linda enjoy time with their extended family and church members.
Tom Marshall – Tom and his wife Linda live in Indiana, PA where Tom is enjoying retirement by volunteering, bicycling, and riding his motorcycle. Formerly, he worked as an auditor for the State of Pennsylvania. Tom met the Lord in College and uses his gifts in the ministry of visitation and hospitality. He sits on the committee that oversees the Mission to North America, which is involved in planting new churches in the area. Tom, with the help of his wife, are involved in ministering to the shut ins of the church. Tom and Linda make their home in Indiana, PA near both of their families.
Brian Morris – Brian, who is an original member of the Kiski Valley Church plant in 1986, has served on session for much of the church’s history. He has spent his entire career in banking in various capacities. Brian has four adult children ad two granddaughters. In addition to his service within Kiski Valley, he has spent the past 20 years serving in youth ministry through Young Life. Brian resides in South Buffalo Township near Freeport.