We are an elder-led church. This means nearly all the ministry decisions are made by qualified men elected to serve as elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9). Elders are pastors, but most of them are not paid. For example, Adam Utecht and Larry Ediger are elders who are paid to pastor Grace Community Fellowship. We have four elders who are not paid to pastor Grace: Jim Villanueva, Joe Kleinsasser, Doug Olson, and Dennis Funk. The desire of the elders is to shepherd the flock of God under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ (1 Peter 5:1-4).