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Elder Candidates 2019

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Ray Schultz Chris Dunnavant Matt Joosse Mike Lanning Kevin Morgan Ralph Urch

Elder Apprenticeship Program Candidate—Appointed Elder: Ray Schultz

Spiritual and Life Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17

  • Became a new creation in Christ in college 46 years ago

Current Church Involvement: 

  • Prayer team (6 years)
  • Men's Mentoring
  • Couples small group, leader of men's small group, team leader in the small group leaders' ministry

Previous Involvement: 

  • Elder, Deacon, Children's Ministry: 4th Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD 
  • Small group leader 1974-2012: Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, CA and McLean Bible Church, McLean, VA

Family: 
Married to Leisa for 38 years; 3 married daughters (Leslie, Lindsey, and Laura) and 6 grandchildren

Vocation:
Sales and Sales Management in the federal government IT market; Leisa is a Christian who is a retired counselor


Elder Apprenticeship Program Candidate—Standing for Election: Chris Dunnavant

Spiritual and Life Verse: Matthew 22:37-40

  • Gave life to Christ at age 13 at youth Bible study
  • Baptized in 2004 at Calvary Chapel

Current Church Involvement:

  • Small Groups Deacon
  • In a small group

Previous Involvement:

  • WCC: Prayer ministry, men’s ministry, men’s mentorship program leader, mentor
  • Calvary Chapel (‘04-’11): Associate Pastor ‘08-’11 (volunteer) – teaching Men’s and Teen ministries; Assisted with services, Led ministries, programs, teams, and events. Prior to ordination went through a 2+ yr pastoral internship program. Usher.
  • Methodist Church: Stephen Minister, Youth ministry volunteer

Family:
Married to Diana for 5 years in May; daughter Clara is 14 months old

Vocation:
Account Executive at TYGES International, Executive and Professional Search Firm. Diana is an agent with Liberty Mutual. 


Elder Apprenticeship Program Candidate—Standing for Election: Matt Joosse

Spiritual and Life Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

  • Grew up in the church and accepted Christ during 5th grade
  • First attended the Chapel in 1999 while a student at William and Mary and returned to the Chapel from 2002-2005, when he worked at the College
  • After military career, moved back to Williamsburg in 2016 and has since called the Chapel his church home

Current Church Involvement:

  • Leader of a small group

Previous Involvement:

  • Volunteer in children's ministry

Family:
Wife Alexandra; children are Peter (5), Asher (3), and Ada (1)

Vocation:
Owner/Orthodontist of Joosse Family Orthodontics


Elder Apprenticeship Program Candidate—Standing for Election: Mike Lanning

Spiritual and Life Verse: Psalm 23

  • Regular attendee of the Chapel for over thirty years
  • Baptized at the Chapel soon after retirement in 2010

Current Church Involvement:

  • Budget Counselor at the Chapel since September 2011, over 60 clients
  • Budget Counseling Program Coordinator since September 2011
  • Small Group participant and leader since 2010

 Previous Involvement:

  • Mowed the Chapel lawn and ushered at Chapel Sunday services
  • Participated in WCC mission trip to the Congo in 2016

Family:
Married to Linda for 54 years; children are Michael (51), David (50), Catherine (41)

Vocation:
Retired. Former US Air Force fighter pilot, Vietnam veteran, civilian contractor and small business owner of home health care and medical transport firms


Elder Apprenticeship Program Candidate—Standing for Election: Kevin Morgan

Spiritual and Life Verse: Romans 12:1-2

  • Trusted Christ as Savior early in life
  • Baptized at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma during college

Current Church Involvement:

  • Small group, former small group leader (6-7 Chapel small groups)
  • Looking to start a small group for parents of older children with special needs

Previous Involvement:

  • Twenty plus years on staff (with spouse) at Campus Crusade for Christ
  • 17 years in Little Rock with the Family Ministry (now FamilyLIfe) of Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) ministering to couples and parents through marriage and parenting conferences

Family: 
Married to Christy for 39 years; children are Matt (35), David (33), and Sarah (30)

Vocation:
Retired from retail automobile sales business in 2019. Christy currently works with York County School System as an administrator


 

Elder Apprenticeship Program Candidate—Standing for Election: Ralph Urch

Spiritual and Life Verse: Ephesians 2:8

  • Trusted in Christ as his Savior in his late 30s through the ministry of Bible Study Fellowship International.
  • Baptized at the Chapel following his profession of faith.

Current Church Involvement:

  • Technical services for Children’s Ministry
  • Involved in marriage mentoring
  • Small Group Leader 

Previous Involvement:

  • Served in Eucharistic Ministry

Family:
Married to Laura for 26 years; children are Christian (21), Austin (21), and Ben (14)

Vocation:
Engineer by training. Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force and currently a consultant to the Air Force. Laura is an educator who currently homeschools, tutors, and teaches ESL online. She previously taught at Providence Classical School

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