Council of Elders

The Council of Elders is elected by the congregation to oversee and guide the church’s life, health and mission according to God’s Word and Spirit for His glory through the release of His gifts in His body. 

  • Kevin Pera, Chair

    I take each day as an opportunity to see what God is doing, and how I might join in. God calls me, and all other Jesus followers to a life of ministry as the hands, the feet, and the mind of Christ. Centennial Covenant Church has been a great place for my wife Terri and our three children over the past five years to serve and be served. I see this as an opportunity to share my love for this local body of Jesus followers, and offer myself as your servant in this role as an elder.

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  • Robin Hurley, Vice Chair

    I felt led to accept the call to serve as an elder because I believe that Centennial is dedicated to being the hands and feet of Jesus in meeting the needs of our broken world.  I feel led to be a part of this on a daily basis.  I also felt called to join together with the other elders in guiding the church through prayer and the leading of the Holy Spirit.  I have been blessed by being privileged to serve as an elder.

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  • Linda Bruce

    My husband and I have been members of CCC for about 12 years. We have been very thankful to find a church with a balanced emphasis on the personal journey of transformation, in community, resulting the expression of Christ’s love to our broken world. I am honored by the invitation to serve on the Council and excited to contribute to the ongoing direction of the church, especially during our transition to the leadership of our new pastor, Karl Helvig.

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  • Janet George

    I’ve been a member of an Evangelical Covenant Church all my adult life: in Kansas, and then here, back when CCC met in a strip mall. I admire and support the affirmations and resolutions of the Covenant (these can be found on our web site / about worship / about us). And, I love having CCC as my church home! Therefore, I am pleased to accept the call to serve as an elder and look forward to praying, pondering and participating with the council and many others as we seek our Lord’s guidance. 

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  • Todd Reisler

    I am both excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Elder Council for Centennial.  The Apostle Peter speaks of being a willing shepherd of God’s flock by serving, caring, and modeling one’s faith.  I look forward to participating with others in leading that way, whether as a lay-member or in a leadership position such as elder.  

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  • Jeff Warren

    CCC has been a significant part of my adult life for 22+ years.  Council’s purpose is to seek, affirm and move toward God’s will for our church and to the highest degree possible steer our congregation towards him in all we do.  I truly felt a calling for serving in this way when recently invited to be an Elder.  This is a real adventure that invokes a daily need for prayer & action.  What’s next?  Whatever it is, I know we’ll put God first and figure it out together.  It is a blessing to me to be part of this process.

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