On Sunday, January 10, 2010, the Seattle and South Sound Churches of Christ met together in a special worship service to appoint four Elders to oversee our congregations. Boston International Church of Christ Elder Wyndham Shaw spent the weekend meeting with our congregational ministry leadership and Bible Talk Leaders, and appointed Lead Evangelist Scott Green and Ron Brumley (previously appointed Elder in two other churches) Elders to our congregation. Wyndham commended these men and their families as guardians of the congregation who have already demonstrated their capabilities, saying "Their spiritual and life experience demands that we seek and respect their wisdom." Scott & his wife Lynne have two children, Steven and Ariel. Both are disciples in campus ministries at George Washington and Gonzaga Universities. Scott & Lynne are pioneers in the faith, taking an amazing step of faith moving to the unfamiliar missionary field of Hong Kong and China in the 1980s, beginning the work that has seen thousands of disciples baptized into Christ. Ron & Linda have four children, all faithful disciples. They have served as an Elder couple in San Diego and Chicago and have been tireless in their service, traveling around to strengthen and encourage many churches around the world. Their eldest son, Greg and his wife Lisa are a pillar couple in the Eastside Region, with both of their children (Sarah & Tucker) faithful disciples as well!
As their first task as Elders in the Seattle Church, Scott & Ron appointed Eastside Region disciple Greg Tacher as an Elder. Greg serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Seattle Church of Christ. He and his wife Ruthann serve as Mission Town Group leaders in the Eastside Region. They are stellar lay-leaders in the church. Their sons Jake and Drew are baptized disciples, and their third son, Sam is part of the teen ministry. But beyond that, Scott shared his thoughts, "Greg has provided a great comfort in my life. He is one of the best friends in my life. But are we appointing him because he is one of my best friends of all time? Actually, it's the other way around. It is because he is a shepherd that we know him so well as a friend."
Finally, South Sound Lead Evangelist Daren Overstreet appointed Daryl Wallace. It was difficult for anybody to keep their eyes dry as Daren shared, "The title he's being given today is really the life he has lived for years... There is not a family or Bible Talk that Daryl and (his wife) Ruby have not been involved in. They are personally involved in the church in a way that calls me higher." Daryl & Ruby's son Marcus is married and serves as a full-time intern with wife Naomi in the campus and teen ministry. Their daughter Stephanie is a faithful disciple in Westside Region. She and her husband Terry served in the teen ministry for years and recently moved into the family ministry with the birth of their daughter.
It's hard to imagine that the Seattle and South Sound Churches could experience a more special worship service. The special performances of "When You Believe" by the Eastside Women's Choir and Darin Ford's special rendition of "O Happy Day" only accentuated the simple facts: These men and their families have done God's work - shepherding God's flock, raising their families faithfully, and endearing themselves to the congregation so much so that every member felt the spiritual celebration as they were commended before God. As we move forward as a church into our next chapter, we can rest assured that faithful and true men are in place to lead us as they follow Christ's example!
(Sourced from Seattle Church Website)