The government of this church, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, is vested in the Elder Board, whose authority is derived from the body of believers who compose this church. Only men who are members of Scottsdale Bible Church, who are of high Christian character and integrity, who maintain an exemplary reputation, who demonstrate leadership in the ministry of the church, and who possess the qualifications in Titus 1:6–9 and I Timothy 3:1–7 may be elected as Elders.

Terms & Responsibilities

Elders are elected by church members for a term not to exceed four years. A sitting Board is composed of at least 12 and no more than 20 voting members. The term of approximately one-fourth of the Elders expires each year. An Elder who has served a four-year term is not eligible for re-election to the Elder Board until one year has elapsed from the end of his most recent term. The Elder Board is responsible for the governance and oversight of the affairs of the church. Working in conjunction with the Pastors, they are responsible to ensure that the mission and ministries of Scottsdale Bible are consistent with biblical directives and principles. The Elder Board approves the annual budget and supervises the raising, receiving and disbursement of funds to support the ministries of Scottsdale Bible.

Jeff-GobleJeff Goble | Chairman
Jeff invited Christ into his life as Savior at age nine while his family was living in Pittsburgh, PA. He began attending Scottsdale Bible in 1972 at age 12 when his family moved to Arizona. He and his wife, Tracy, have three children—Ryan (who is marrying Jessica Roumas in December), Katie Turner (Derek), and Jenet Simmons (William), and two grandchildren, Carter and Trevor. While in college, Jeff served on the Scottsdale Bible high school and junior high staff. He and Tracy were class leaders of the Genesis II enrichment class, and he has served on all of Scottsdale Bible’s capital campaigns over the past two decades—taking on the chairmanship of the Joshua Challenge, Enlarge our Hearts, and Compelled by Grace projects. He is serving his fifth term as an elder. He has led numerous small groups and currently mentors young men to find their calling as Christ followers, husbands and leaders. Jeff earned a BS in Political Science from Arizona State University and is currently a founder, President and CEO of a medical device manufacturing company that provides specialty infusion therapy products and contract manufacturing services for the Life Sciences industry for U.S. and international markets.

matt-everroad2Matt Everroad | Vice Chairman
Matt received Christ as his Savior in college. God used his family to lay the foundation and key friends and a college pastor to share the good news with him. Matt and his wife, Janna, have been attending Scottsdale Bible since they married in 1995 and have three children—Haley, Jack and Charlie. They have served in several volunteer roles, including leadership in the Faithful Families enrichment class and facilitating home fellowships. Matt has served on the local outreach committee and on short-term missions teams to Morocco, Haiti, Tanzania, and the West Bank. He is on the board of MAD Ministries, a Christian urban outreach ministry, and has previously served as the secretary and treasurer of our Elder Board and a board member of the Kuns Foundation, which grants scholarships to seminaries for students pursuing mission work. Matt is a Timothy Leadership Training graduate and earned degrees in both Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. He is currently the Managing Director of Rauch, Hermanson, Everroad & Rentschler, Ltd, a certified public accounting firm.

Andrew EverroadAndy Everroad | Secretary
Andy gave his life to Christ in late high school. He is an Arizona native and earned his BS in Finance from University of Arizona in 1992 and his JD from Arizona State in 1995. He is a shareholder at the law rm of Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, where he has been working for 20 years. He and his wife, Barb, have been married for 21 years and have three daughters, Ashley, Taylor, and Nia. Andy and Barb have also been foster parents for nearly 5 years and currently have an 11-month-old daughter, Ana. Andy supports Barb’s work in Scottsdale Bible’s Foster and Adoption Ministry, and Andy also serves with Barb as a mentor couple to other couples in the Common Ground community group. Andy has served two prior terms on the elder board, and has been involved in short-term trips and Scottsdale Bible’s Global Resource Team (formerly MRT) for the last 9 years.

Scott EdwardsScott Edwards | Treasurer
Scott received Christ as Savior at age 9, largely through the ministry of his parents. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, and is currently VP of Operations for Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes in Scottsdale. Scott and his wife Laurie have worshiped at Scottsdale Bible since they married in 1990. He served a previous term on the Elder Board (2010-2014) and currently serves on the construction oversight team for the Compelled by Grace Shea Campus redesign. Scott is a graduate of the Timothy Leadership Training program and served as a TLT discussion group facilitator. He and Laurie currently mentor young families in the Common Ground enrichment class, and Scott previously served on the leadership team for the Faithful Families and Grace Place enrichment classes. He has also served with Phoenix Capernaum Young Life, a ministry dedicated to sharing the gospel with high school youth and young adults with disabilities. Scott and Laurie are blessed with two kids, Tyler and Kelsey (married to Steven Berryman).

bill-cavness2Bill Cavness
Bill accepted Christ at age seven and has been attending Scottsdale Bible since he and his wife, Amy, married in 1992. They have three children—Aly, JD and Will. Bill and Amy served as leaders in the Faithful Families enrichment class for 12 years and have been serving in our High School Ministry since 2009. They have led five student and young adult mission trips to the Czech Republic, and Bill has led two high school teams to Tanzania. Bill and Amy both love investing in the lives of students and young leaders. As a couple, they frequently teach classes at Scottsdale Bible on marriage, parenting, and dating. Bill has completed the Timothy Leadership Training and served on the Elder Board from 2008 to 2012. He earned his BBA in Business Management from Baylor University and currently works as the Director of Operations at Family Matters in Scottsdale.

scott-cleverly3Scott Cleverly
Scott accepted Christ as a college student after many years of faithful encouragement from a friend at Scottsdale Bible and has called this church his home for nearly 35 years. Scott and his wife, Sonia, have been married since 1991, and have two teenage boys, Russell and Douglas. He attended Arizona State University and has been a professional Realtor in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area for almost 25 years. Scott is active with the Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America, leading high adventure trips and working with Scouts to achieve their Eagle rank. He and Sonia serve as ambassadors for the Family Matters Grace Based Parenting message and have been involved in ministry leadership in a variety of areas at Scottsdale Bible Church, including Launch, the Common Ground community group, Parent Connections, and small group leadership and coaching. Scott is a graduate of the Timothy program, returning to disciple other men through it as well. He mentors a small group of men each week.

David DickersonDavid Dickerson
David grew up in a pastor’s home and gave his life to Christ at age four. He attended Northland Baptist Bible College where he earned a BS in Bible in 1998. He then earned his Master of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary in 2002, was ordained, and is now pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree. David has been attending Scottsdale Bible since 1999. He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 13 years and have three grade-school age children: Marley, Nolan, and Lucy. They own and manage multiple family businesses in Arizona including Pine Summit Bible Camp in Prescott. David and Julie have been leading and teaching newly married couples at Scottsdale Bible for 11 years. They started the First5 class for young couples, lead the Preparing for Marriage program, and have led various home fellowship groups. David has also served on the Family DNA Committee and the Family Pastor Search Committee. He is a Timothy Leadership Training graduate and currently serves with the II Timothy Leadership Training Program.

Tim-Kimmel2Tim Kimmel
Dr. Tim Kimmel is the Executive Director of Family Matters—a ministry committed to seeing families transformed through the power of God’s grace into instruments of reformation and restoration. He married his high school sweetheart, Darcy, in 1972. He received a B.A. from Bryan College, a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Phoenix Seminary. Tim and Darcy have four children, who are all married, and six grandchildren. Tim speaks throughout the U.S. and Europe on how to bring the best out of everyone in your family picture. He’s written 13 books and produced numerous small group video curriculums for churches. The Kimmels have served in many capacities at Scottsdale Bible since they began attending in 1976. Tim was Scottsdale Bible’s youth pastor from 1976 to 1980, he co-taught the Faithful Families enrichment class for 12 years, and he is the elder liaison to the Family Ministry of Scottsdale Bible. He occasionally fills the pulpit and teaches in the enrichment department in various capacities.

Wayne-LehstenWayne Lehsten
Wayne invited Christ into his life in his early teens at a Bible camp in Western New York. He sensed God’s call into ministry while preaching at his dad’s City Rescue Mission in Buffalo, NY, and received his bachelor’s from Northwestern College and his M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. For 28 years, Wayne served as the Senior Pastor in Evangelical Free churches in Minnesota, Tucson, New Jersey and Illinois. In 1988, he joined Scottsdale Bible as an Associate Pastor, serving for 20 years. Wayne introduced and led the training of Stephen Ministry, Lay Counseling and Marriage Ministry until his retirement. He is actively involved in mentoring men as well as marriage coaching with his wife, Beverly. They are both Certified Trainers with Intimate Life Ministry. Wayne also volunteers his time with Healing Waters, a group that helps veterans from the VA Hospital learn the art of fly tying and fly fishing. He and Beverly have two daughters, Jennifer, who is at home with the Lord, and, Stephanie, married to Ron Skiba, and three grandchildren, Alice, Andrew and Jennifer.

David RobertsDavid M. Roberts
David accepted Christ at age 18 while attending a high school small group in Atlanta, GA. He earned a BBA in Marketing from Baylor University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is currently the President and CEO of BillingTree. Previously, David was a Managing Director at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch where he led the firm’s Equity Plan Solutions business for Fortune 100 companies. David and his wife, Kim, have been married for 17 years and have been active members at Scottsdale Bible since 2002. They have taught classes such as Family Connections, First5, and Family Foundations. David is a graduate of the Timothy Leadership program and also serves as Chairman of the Feed My Starving Children Arizona leadership team. David and Kim have four children: JD, Ben, Reagan and Hannah.

Mark SnyderMark Snyder
Mark accepted Christ as a child in 1975. He attended Azusa Pacific University with a major in Business Administration. Mark is President of Snyder Nationwide Real Estate, Inc., a multi-faceted real estate company specializing in brokerage of resorts and hotels throughout the US, and also development and acquisition of their own privately owned hotels. Mark began attending Scottsdale Bible in 1992 and has served a previous term on the Elder Board. He also served on the Building Facilities Council for several years. Mark was involved in the design and building of the buildings that resulted from the Enlarge our Hearts campaign and helped lead the Compelled by Grace campaign. He is a graduate of the Timothy Leadership Alpha program and serves in the current program. He and his wife, Robin, led the Firm Foundations enrichment class for married couples for many years. Married almost 14 years, they have three children: Tee, Clara, and Jacob.

Michael TookerMichael Tooker
Michael accepted Christ in the summer of 2004, shortly after coming to Scottsdale Bible and attending the Faithful Families enrichment class. He earned a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Arizona State University. In 2011, after 18 years in the financial services industry, Michael entered into full-time ministry, joining Family Matters as their Director of Advancement. In 1996, he married his college sweetheart, Christine, and they now enjoy parenting their two boys, David and Grant. Michael and Christine have served in several volunteer leadership positions, including the Faithful Families’ leadership team, the Soles for Souls shoe project, and Children’s Ministry. Michael is a graduate of the Timothy Leadership Training program and has been coaching youth soccer and basketball since 2005. He currently serves as President of Thrivent Financial’s Northeast Maricopa County board and serves on a statewide advisory board with Feed My Starving Children.

ArchieWrightArchie Wright
Archie grew up in a Christian home and came to faith in Christ at an early age. His first career path was in education, and he spent 12 years as a teacher and administrator at Scottsdale Christian Academy. Following this, he and his wife Kathy built a family-run auto business, which they sold in 2000 to a company that is now on the NASDAQ. Archie is currently an entrepreneur and investor. He spends time mentoring men individually and is part of Scottsdale Bible’s Timothy program. He and Kathy have been married for more than 50 years and have attended Scottsdale Bible since the late 1960s. During this time, they have led small groups, taught in enrichment classes, and served on numerous committees. Archie has previously served on the Elder Board as a member and chairman. He and Kathy are blessed to have three adult children and five grandchildren who are all walking with the Lord.