The elders at Center Road are a group of spiritual leaders who are appointed by the members and work as a team with ministers, staff, and other church program leaders. They are men of character and have hearts that seek to glorify God. They are servant leaders and with their collective wisdom and gifts they humbly guide and direct the church towards a more abundant life in Christ’s image. Their wives are godly women who also greatly contribute to the church and are an invaluable part of their husbands’ shepherding ministries.
Clint and Cyndy Erickson
Clint has served as an elder at Center Road Church of Christ since September, 2015. Previous to serving as an elder he served as a deacon starting in 1991. His elder responsibilities include all areas of benevolence. Clint is from Omaha, Nebraska where he also met his wife, Cyndy, while attending Southwest Church of Christ. Cyndy is from Missouri. Clint and Cyndy were married in 1984 and have four children, each married, and five grand-daughters. Clint and Cyndy enjoy hiking and spending time with their family. Clint enjoys woodworking and car/truck restoration. Cyndy enjoys sewing. One of Clint’s favorite verses is Philippians 4:4, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"
Mike and Janyce Forehand
Mike has a great love for the Lord and the church family at Center Road. He has served as an elder at this congregation since 1998 and as a deacon for 15 years prior to the role of elder. He enjoys teaching Bible classes and having personal studies with individuals. Additionally, he currently serves as the treasurer for the congregation. Mike and his wife, Janyce, were married in August 1969. They have 2 children (a daughter, Dana; and a son, Drew) and 6 precious grandchildren. Janyce serves as the Children’s Bible Class coordinator. Mike has a “need for speed”. He enjoys the thrill of water skiing, snow skiing, go-karting, stunt kite flying, and working on old cars. Janyce enjoys interior design, outdoor gardening, traveling, and spending time with the grandchildren. They both enjoy vacationing at the beach and fellowshipping with Christians where ever they travel. Mike's favorite verse helps us realize that our personal efforts are not enough and need to be augmented by God’s refining work. Mike’s favorite scripture is Galatians 3: 3, “Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?”
Brett and Kim McNeill
Brett McNeill has been an elder at the Center Road Church of Christ since September, 2015 and served as a deacon for 5 years before that. Brett and Kim have been happily married since June 26, 1982 and have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren (and are wishing for more). Brett has lived in 6 states within the US and has traveled extensively throughout the world. His elder responsibilities at Center Road include the building/facility issues and education, including leading the annual Midwest Leadership Training for Christ (LTC) Bible Bowl. Kim’s hobbies are collecting new recipes, cooking, reading and teaching Bible classes. Both Kim and Brett enjoy church activities, traveling and being with their children and grandchildren. Brett’s hobbies include reading, history, antique automobiles and football. One of Brett’s favorite Bible verses is Acts 2:38, “Peter replied: Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (NIV). Brett can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom and Bonny Peterson
Tom Peterson has been serving as an elder since 2019. Tom is from Massachusetts and his wife Bonny is from Colorado. They met at Oklahoma Christian University. They have been members of this church family since they were married and moved to Kokomo in 1992. Tom and Bonny have been actively working with the youth since 2010. Tom also leads singing and teaches classes. Both are involved in many of the church family activities and love being a part of this family. Tom has been working as a Software Engineer on automotive safety products his whole career, while Bonny has served in many education roles and is currently a Title 1 Paraprofessional. They have three wonderful children and a great son-in-law. They love to travel and will try almost any game or sport, with golf, volleyball, and swimming as favorites. One of Tom’s favorite verses is I Thess. 2:8. “Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.”
Randy and Olga Price
Randy has served as an elder at the Center Road Church of Christ since August 2021. He has a great love for the Lord, a thorough knowledge of the scriptures and a servant heart. He is skilled at teaching Bible classes and is actively involved with Leadership Training for Christ. Randy met his wife, Olga, while working in Mexico. Olga teaches Bible classes, is active with LTC and participates in various youth and family events. Randy and Olga were married in 1990 and have three children: a son, David, and twins Paul and Victoria. In his free time, Randy enjoys playing the trombone at the Tipton Community Band, reading, and studying the Bible. Olga’s hobbies are cooking, baking, and crafts. One of Randy’s favorite Bible chapters is John 15.
Bob and Peggy Wavra
Bob became an elder at the Center Road Church of Christ in 2019. He previously served as an elder for the Alto Road Church of Christ in Kokomo for 13 years and was a deacon for 4 years prior to serving as an elder. His wife, Peggy, grew up in Indiana while Bob grew up in several different states. He now has lived most of his life in Indiana. Bob and Peggy met while attending college and have been married for over 50 years. They have two children who are married and two granddaughters. Besides church activities, they enjoy vacationing together and spending time with their family. After retiring from a career in the business world, Bob now enjoys painting and is a successful wildlife artist. Peggy enjoys crocheting, knitting, music and teaching children’s Bible classes. One of Bob’s favorite verses is Philippians 4:13, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”