Staff Changes and Additions in 2020
Submitted by Lee Piatt, Elder Chairman
At the end of 2019, the staff positions at Fellowship Church were changed to better reflect our continuing mission of pervading the world with the Gospel and making disciples who make disciples and glorify God in everything they do. These changes also fit with our particular vision to have our staff equip the saints for ministry, based on Ephesians 4:11-12; it is the people of Fellowship Church who perform the ministry. So, the staff and leadership must always work both to involve and equip the saints, consistently with their gifts and talents for that ministry.
It is the intention of the changes, initiated by Pastor Marc, to permit him as our Lead Pastor to focus more fully on the preaching and leadership of Fellowship Church.
Pastor Karl, as Pastor of Worship and Spiritual Development, along with his continuing leadership of the Worship ministry, has formally assumed a role involving overseeing the equipping and discipling of the saints to perform the works of ministry.
Timothy Sheare, the newly appointed Pastor of Outreach and Ministry Moblization, will both oversee outreach ministries and the processes of encouraging and permitting everyone who attends Fellowship to use their spiritual gifts and talents for the Glory of God. The responsibilities associated with Pastor Tim’s former role as Director of Church Administration will be managed by Pat Dieffenbacher as Office Manager and by Bill Elston as Facilities Manager.
Finally, the new position of Director of Next Generation Ministries, already assumed by and well in hand under Judy Harvey, completes the reorganization of the staff, as we approach the next decade of ministry. As the Director of Next Generation Ministries, Judy will oversee both the Youth Ministries and Kids’ Ministries of Fellowship Church.
Staff Role Changes at a Glance
Marc Ramirez, Lead Pastor
Former Title: Senior Pastor
Karl Dyrli, Pastor of Spiritual Development & Worship
Former Title: Associate Pastor of Worship
Tim Sheare, Pastor of Outreach & Ministry Mobilization
Former Title: Director of Church Administration
Pat Dieffenbacher, Office Manager
Former Title: Administrative Assistant
New Additions to the Staff
Judy Harvey, Director of Next Generation Ministries
Bill Elston, Facilities Manager