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Meet the leaders of Emmaus Church!

Meet our leadership

Say hello to our Elders and Deacons that serve our church. While our Elders watch over doctrine and pastoral care, our Deacons serve specific non-doctrinal needs for our community.

Aaron Sanford - Elder/Community Pastor

Aaron serves as an elder at Emmaus and is also on staff to function as a pastor of community. He serves us in teaching, developing our gospel communities, and other means of fostering community at Emmaus. He and his wife Bridget lead the Capitol Hill South GC. On his day off you can probably find him taking long bike rides with friends!

Cole Baldock - Elder

Cole serves Emmaus as an Elder. He and his wife Anna lead our Capitol Hill North GC. When he isn't working or serving Emmaus's pastoral needs you can find Cole somewhere in the outdoors with a fly rod in his hand!

Ben Menge - Liturgy Deacon

Ben serves as a Deacon at Emmaus. As a staff member, he serves our needs for organization and implementation of our Sunday Gatherings through leading our Emmaus Creative team composed of the worship, tech, and artist volunteers. He also oversees our digital communications. Ben and his wife Sarah lead our University GC. He loves spending time with his daughter Maeva and Sarah and enjoys a good cup of coffee and photographing life's moments.

Kelsey Searcy - Administrative Deacon

Kelsey serves Emmaus in our administrative needs as a Deacon. She helps us keep the ship afloat by helping with financial admin, Sunday Gathering volunteer coordination, and other administrative needs. Her and her husband Dabraham attend the Capitol Hill South GC. She loves spending quality time with longtime time friends within the community, and is always happy to share her husband's ability to whip up gourmet meals regardless of what's in the kitchen.

Advisory Team

As leadership team, we see the value in the wisdom of age and experience. To this end we have Advisors we have built relationships that we lean on to speak into situations where we feel their age, experience, and qualifications are beneficial to our team. These men are not elders or members of Emmaus, but rather advisors and mentors our eldership seeks for guidance as we grow and mature as a church.

Kent Barber