deacons

NewCov Deacon Nominations

LARRY CLARK

My wife Jill and I have been married for 47 years. We have 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren, 6 in the Fresno area and 3 in the East Bay. We moved to Fresno 17 years ago from the Bay Area and have been attending NewCov for the past 15 years. We have worked supporting several Mission dinners, Pastor’s receptions, church events, and programs, as well as, coordinating the Dinner for Eight program a few years ago. We have participated in the Wednesday night Bible Studies and Sunday night Theology classes with Jän and life group meetings over the past years. We currently host a Wednesday night Life Group in our home. I have been a part of the Friday morning men’s Bible study, On Target, and most recently have participated in the NewCov community clean-up events. Over the last 6 years Jill and I have been active in Youth for Christ Parent Life and I have had the privilege and opportunity to mentor teen fathers and I have established ongoing relationships with several of them. We have actively supported Converge church plantings in the Utah and Fresno area, both in the past and currently. Should God choose to have me serve in this capacity I am prepared to humbly support the pastoral staff in whatever capacity is needed.

SHELLY (SHELDON) ERICKSON

I have been a partner at NewCov for 27 years. My wife, Sue, and I have raised our son and daughter here and will always consider NewCov home. I have served in S.U.R.F. on Wednesday nights, Sunday School, and VBX. I have been a table shepherd at Men’s Bible Study on Friday mornings. I traveled with mission teams to Haiti for five years training teachers at the church school in Maïssade. For the past 10 years, I have worked with Y.F.C. as an assistant Chaplain, ministering to the youth in Juvenile Hall. I have had the blessing of serving as a deacon twice while at NewCov. I will gladly serve again if God leads this way.

CHUCK ANDERSON

My wife, Dayla (of 35 years) and I have been members at NewCov since six months after its launch. We have two sons, Kedric and Kyser and we have been blessed with five grandkids. I am self-employed and have been a coach for 25 years. My church ministry has included being a leader in TLC, serving on the Deacon Board, and volunteering in the children’s church.

LARRY HOWARD

I am married to my high school sweetheart; we will celebrate 56 years of marriage in August. We have a son, a daughter, a son-in-law and 2 granddaughters. I have been actively involved at NewCov and my community through the years. Here are a few highlights – high school ministry – skateboarding, have generously donated to Operation Christmas Child, participated in two Mexico mission trips, attended all men’s retreats, Trunk or Treat (in the ‘92 ‘Vette & Orange Fiat), helps Phil with the Barnabas Team, taught Financial Peace, led Letters from Dad, computers/schools for Kukungu for Congo, coached 6/7 year old & junior high BB, teaches CAD at Fresno City and CTEC, a NewCov liaison for Luis Palau City Fest, and happily supports NewCov financially. I love teaching high school and college. I do see a need for NewCov to step-up its efforts to bring college students to Christ – some for the first
time and bring some back. I love Jayhawks basketball and Gators football.

SCOTT LOEFFLER

I have attended New Covenant Community Church since 1996. I have been involved in numerous Ministries along the way. I was actually at the very first Men’s Bible study in the late 1990’s and have attended ever since. I have been a part of the Pastor’s Prayer Partners and participated in various Church cleanup projects as well. For the past 16 years I have helped out at Surf for the 5th and 6th graders during 2nd service, serving under Dan and Kirsten Bartel. I am married to my awesome wife, Jennifer. We have four children Daniel, Laurie, DY, and Anthony. We also have 2 grandchildren, Luke and Diane. I have been very blessed to watch my daughter Laurie, son Daniel, and my daughter-in-law Casie MotaLoeffler accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and get baptized at NewCov. It has been incredible watching some of the kids that have come through Surf now teaching my grandchildren in Adventureland. The Holy Spirit has truly come full circle in our family. I would be honored to be selected as a Deacon and do my best to help New Covenant grow the Kingdom of Heaven through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

RAY GERENA

I am truly honored to be included in this process, and I know no matter what happens the Lord will guide our steps as a church. I have been happily married to my beautiful wife, Alexandra, for 19 years, and we have 3 sons, Adam 17, Jonathan 15, and Joshua 14. In October of 2011, I made a job change and had the opportunity to take a position in the Central Valley. After much prayer, we decided to accept the job and move here to Fresno. I promised Alexandra that after a couple years we would move back to the LA area. As the saying goes, if you want God to laugh…. tell Him your plans. 10 years later, we are happily raising our family here and can’t imagine moving back. Upon moving to Fresno, we made the rounds of churches trying to find a home. We went to several different wonderful churches, but didn’t feel Home until we walked into NewCov. We have been at NewCov for about 8 years now. 6 years ago, we decided to attend the family mission trip to Mexico at Rancho De Sus Niños. That quickly became a big part of our family, as we met many of the members of our very active life group. I currently serve on the security team, and love walking around a meeting so many members of our church family. I love mentoring and coaching young men, and I serve as the Varsity Offensive Line Coach at Clovis North HS. Thank you for taking a moment to read a bit about me. I am sure we will all serve to the best of our ability, when elected to do so. Next time you see me, say hello! God Bless you!

NewCov Deacons

SCOTT BORMAN

Senior Pastor

SANDEE BOYER

RICHARD BRADEN, SR.

Personnel

JON KOOBATION

DAN PAYNE

President & Missions

KARL A. PREHEIM

LARA RAGSDALE

JIM RITTER

Secretary

DAN SCHWANDT

Facilities

MATT SEMPRE

Prayer

JULIE WRIGHT

Finance

Terms
Of Service

3 years

 

May be recalled by New Deacon Committee after 1 year of inactivity

Expectations
Of Deacons

Being selected and agreeing to serve as a deacon for New Covenant Community Church means you have demonstrated leadership and faithfulness in the life of our church and have now been called by God to continue and expand your ministry.

 

  • As gifts and talents of individual deacons vary, so ministries of deacons will vary. As a deacon you are called to be an example for the church family by: Commitment to Christ (Acts 6:3, 5; 1 Timothy 3:8, 9, 10, 11-13)

 

  • With prayer, seeking His will personally and on behalf of the church

 

  • Genuine and growing Christian experience

 

  • Recognition of His gospel as the ultimate answer to all the needs of our world

 

  • Leadership in promoting maturity, Christian understanding, sound judgment in the practical issues of life as well as unity in the church

 

  • Trustworthy stewardship of spiritual and material gifts

 

  • Balance in home time and home relationships with active participation in church activities

 

  • Faithfulness to responsibilities, with a positive attitude toward the pastor and staff in pastoral ministry and all interests of the church

 

  • Integrity and ethical conduct as well as temperateness in personal behavior

 

  • Boldness, insight, and experience in leading New Covenant to become more and more a community of faith shaped by the Spirit of Jesus Christ

Basic
Responsibilities

1. Attendance at deacons’ meeting, 3rdTuesday of the month

 

• Serve the Lord’s Supper, the last Sunday of the month is Communion (unless otherwise notified)
If unable to serve, find substitutes from reserve deacon rosters; contact:
Lisa Farrior
(559) 298-0688
[email protected]

 

• Pray at baptisms

 

• Deacon Christmas open house is our December Deacon Meeting

 

 

2. Participation in a small group. Wednesday nights, Men’s Women’s, Prayer, etc.

 

 

3. Know and understand New Covenant’s growth track and values

 

 

4. Serve on a committee