Our Elders

The elders ministry is to shepherd the people of King Street Church towards a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ and enable them to fulfill their Kingdom purpose.


MIKE WENTZ – Elder Chair of Elder Board

Mike and his wife Yvonne have 3 children: Joel, Justin, and JP.  With their involvement in the worship team ministry, they enjoy worshiping in all the services.  They are part of the Forward Focus Sunday School class and host a small group in their home.  Mike is presently active in a mentoring ministry and is a member of the Sr. Pastor Search Team.  He also enjoys teaching a Bible class on Wednesday nights.  Mike’s favorite passage of Scripture is Romans 8:18-25.

RON BAKER
Ron and Deb have three married children (Kelly, Mark, and Jeremy) and one granddaughter (Brooke). They attend the 11am worship service. Ron leads the Truth Seekers Sunday School Class, serves in the Shepherd Ministry, and oversees the diaconal ministry.  His favorite Scripture passage is 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

DAVE DRAKE
Dave and his wife Carol have three grown children and 7 grandchildren.  They attend the 8:15 service and participate in the Truthseekers Sunday School class.  Dave has taught Sunday School here at KSC on the high school level, served on the PRC commission for nine years and previously served as one of our elders for six years. Alongside his wife, he also helps serve at the Wednesday night dinners and teaches a Wednesday night kindergarten class. Dave says, “I pray the Lord allows my words and my deeds to serve as a testimony to the changes He has made in my life, and that He gives me the vision and wisdom to follow the right path – all to His glory and honor.”

JOHN HETRICK
John and his wife Karen have one daughter, Caitlin.  They attend services at the 9:45 Baker Center service, where John serves as an Lead Usher and Communion Coordinator.  John has a great heart for missions and currently serves on KSC’s Missions Commission, the Thailand Barnabas Team (through which he has been to Thailand several times), and the UB Global Ministries Leadership Team.  John shares, “I want to be the friend of my perfect friend, Jesus.  It is this relationship that is most important to me.  I strive every day to be worthy of His friendship.  I am compelled to work hard and accept the responsibility of this friendship.  In Scripture Jesus makes it clear and simple what He wants from when He says, ‘Follow me.’  Jesus, I will follow you.”

ADAM KEATH
Adam and his wife Melanie have four children:  Owen, Aaron, Enoch, and Cooper.  They attend services at 9:45 in the sanctuary, where they have helped with serving communion.  Adam is a member of the Missions Commission, and leads the Thailand Barnabas Team.  His ministry experience also includes The Navigators and NETwork Ministries.  In his testimony, Adam shares, “His purpose in me from the very beginning is to display His glory. He does so, not by any merit of my own, but by His own mercy. He ‘shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us’ (Rom. 5:8). Now by his grace, ‘it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me’ (Gal. 2:20).”


EDDIE LOWMAN
Eddie and his wife Karla have four children:  Samantha, Hannah, Emma, and Nora.  They are active in the Feet to Faith Sunday School class and enjoy both contemporary services offered at 9:45 am.  Eddie participates in the choir and teaches second and third graders on Wednesday nights. His favorite passage of Scriptures is Psalm 51.
 
 
GREG WEST
Greg and Lyn West have two children. On Sunday mornings they worship at the 9:45 Baker Center service.  In addition to leading the Basketball Ministry, Greg is a marriage mentor and is highly involved in the Children’s Ministry as a pre-school Sunday school teacher and worship leader. Greg says, “I believe in and work at carrying out God’s great commission. Compassion for young people especially those who are disadvantaged.”
 

DAN MARTIN – Secretary
Dan and his wife Susan worship at the 9:45 Sanctuary service, where they serve as greeters.  They also participate in the Feet to Faith Sunday School class.  Before he was an actual elder, Dan served as secretary for the board.  Dan says, “God’s gift of salvation, the forgiveness I’ve received, and the relationship I have with Him has impacted all areas of my life.  I’m still not the man I should be (or want to be) in Christ, but I have enjoyed great blessings as I’ve followed His leading.  That leading  hasn’t always made sense nor was it pleasant, but I’ve always been confident and secure that God would see me through.  Challenges come my way everyday, but I do my best to approach them confidently   and take them in stride because I know that I’m loved, I’m forgiven and God is on my side.”