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.
Keith Frey, MD, MBA | Chairman
Keith is the Chief Physician Executive for Dignity Health in Arizona. Keith is a USAF veteran, and is board certi ed in both Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics. Keith came into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in August 1982, and joined Scottsdale Bible in 1999 after he and his wife moved to Scottsdale. He has been actively involved in discipleship, church and ministry leadership roles, and in the Republic of Slovakia–SBC Marriage Ministry partnership. Keith has previously served on the SBC Elder Board for two terms. Keith and his wife Melanie were married in 1975 and have one child. Melanie is a member of the SBC Global Resources Team and is active in both missions and local Bible studies. Their daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren are also actively involved at Scottsdale Bible.
Ed Grant III | Vice Chair
Ed has been in the real estate business since 1975, and organized real estate partnerships and LLCs since 1978. Ed is active in the local business community as well as with Phoenix Seminary and SBC. As a member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds, Ed served as Chairman of the 1996 Phoenix Open and was the group’s President in 1996-1997. Ed has also served on the Phoenix Seminary Board of Directors and as a Special Assistant to the President, Dr. Darryl DelHousaye. Ed and his wife Diane have been attending SBC since 1985, were on the Youth staff from 1994 to 2001, and have hosted home Bible studies for more than 20 years. Ed has served multiple terms as an SBC Elder, and Diane is currently a leader in the SBC MOPS Ministry. Ed and Diane were married May 26, 1973, and are blessed with four children and 12 grandchildren…so far!
Andy 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 firm 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 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).
Shawn Boskie became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1988 while playing minor league baseball in Winston-Salem, NC. In 2001, he concluded a 15- year professional baseball career, eight of which were played in the Major Leagues. Upon retirement, he has focused on growing relationships and capital resources for organizations in both business and non-pro t sectors. Currently, Shawn is Vice President of Investor Relations for Pure Flix Entertainment, whose vision is to in uence the global culture for Christ through media. He has served on the state board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and has been featured as a keynote speaker for the purpose of fund raising, discipleship and outreach. He and his wife Pam have been involved at SBC since 1993, including small group and enrichment class leadership and teaching. Shawn and Pam have been married for 26 years and have three children: Brad, Anna and Lauren.
Scott Cleverly 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.
Rick Gray, MD grew up in a Christian home in Michigan and accepted Christ at age seven. He has attended Scottsdale Bible Church since moving to Arizona in 1995. Rick is a surgical oncologist and a professor of surgery. He and his wife, Kathryn, met and married at SBC and have been married since 1999. They have three sons: Hudson, Landon, and Keaton, and the older two serve in the SBC Children’s ministry and AWANA. Rick and Kathryn have served in the Marriage ministry at SBC since 2002. They co-lead First 5, a Sunday Community Group for young married couples, teach portions of the Preparing for Marriage course, and counsel engaged and married couples.
David Hall trusted Jesus as his Lord and Savior when he was 36 and working in Chicago. He graduated with a BA from DePauw University and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Dave was Senior Vice President of Time Systems in Phoenix before retiring in 1992 to devote himself to full-time Christian service. For the last 15 years, he has led three weekly Bible studies. In December, Dave stepped down after 25 years as Chairman of the Luis Palau Association. He has previously served two terms of service on the SBC Elder Board. Dave and his wife Kathleen have attended SBC since 1986 and have two daughters, two wonderful sons-in- law and seven grandchildren.
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.
David Kotter became a follower of Christ at SBC in early 2010. He is originally from Salt Lake City and has been living in Arizona since 1998. David played rugby on a team that won four national championships in his five years of playing. He has been the owner of Integrity Capital, LLC (a commercial finance company) since 2003. David is currently on the board of Men Coaching Men and an ambassador of the Phoenix Rescue Mission. He and his wife, Jill, are the leaders of A Faithful Life, a Sunday morning community group, and have a ministry called Aiming at True North, which focuses on evangelism to people in the marketplace. David and Jill have been married since October 2011 and have two children: Cate and Levi.
Rick Kratche, MD was born into a Christian family and accepted Christ at age four. He is married (31 years) to Robin and together they have two adult children, Zachary and Brooke. After completing his Family Medicine residency in 1990, Rick and Robin returned to their native Cleveland, OH, settling in Chagrin Falls where they served at Fellowship Bible Church. Over a 25-year span, they taught Sunday School (kindergarten through new parents) and volunteered with children and students. Rick served several terms as an FBC Elder and was on the Board when they called a young pastor, Jamie Rasmussen, to be their second Sr. Pastor. After 25 years of practice, including 20 as a Medical Director at the Cleveland Clinic, Rick moved to Phoenix in 2015 and accepted a job with Iora Health as Medical Director for their Arizona market, supporting nine practices. He and Robin began attending SBC in 2016 and are involved at the Cactus Campus. Rick has served on several medical mission trips to Mexico and Honduras.
Wayne Lehsten 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.
Winn Sammons served in the Air Force and with the Arizona National Guard before earning his bachelor’s degree from NAU and his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. He practiced law as a medical malpractice defense attorney for 38 years before becoming a professional mediator and arbitrator. Winn invited Christ to be his Lord and Savior while attending SBC in the mid 1990s. Several years after North Ridge Community Church was planted by SBC, he and his wife, Janice, transferred from SBC to become North Ridge members. Winn has served the church as a greeter, volunteer in the 3-year-olds classroom, long-standing member of the Men’s Ministry Leadership Board, men’s newsletter editor, and most recently as a member of the North Ridge Elder Board. Winn and Janice have two children, Stacy Helbert and Christopher Sammons, and two grandsons, Ethan and Kyle Helbert.
Michael Tooker accepted Christ in 2004, shortly after coming to SBC 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. Michael spent the first 18 years of his career in the Financial Services industry followed by four years in full-time ministry with Family Matters. He has since returned to the marketplace and is currently a leader with American Traffic Solutions. In 1996, Michael married Christine, and they enjoy parenting their two teenage boys, David and Grant, who are both active in SBC’s Student Ministry. Michael and Christine have served in several volunteer leadership positions, including with Faithful Families, Soles for Souls, and Children’s ministry. Michael is a graduate of SBC’s Timothy Leadership Training program, a member of the Council of Elders, and currently part of the teaching team for SBC’s Common Ground community group.
Archie Wright 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.