Thanks to the Lord for guiding us through another year! Of course, it wasn’t without challenges, but through prayer and guidance from the Holy Spirit, the Lord provided. Thanks also to the congregation for your feedback, support and prayers. This past year the Elder Board consisted of Tom Brenner, Jesse DeSoto, Dave Harrington, Brad Mayer, John McCauley, Pastor Dell Modder, and myself. Our mission is to care for the spiritual well-being of our congregation.

In the second half of the year we held a couple elder coffee sessions after service to provide a venue for getting to know our elders, communicate, and to respond to any issues. While we will continue to schedule these as needed, we encourage you to reach out to any of us if you have any questions, concerns, or would like us to pray with you.


We celebrated Pastor Tony’s many years of faithful service here at LGCC. We wish Tony and Debby all the best wherever the Lord guides them.

Julie Welton recently stepped down from serving as a Trustee. We thank her for serving and the perspective she brought.

Debbie and I sold our house at the end of August and moved to Florida where we just began our search for a new church home. We can’t thank everyone at Long Grove Community Church enough for bringing us closer to Christ by demonstrating his love. We will miss you all very much!

Looking Forward...

After this meeting, the plan is to have Jesse DeSoto assume the role of Elder Chair. There are exciting things happening at LGCC and the future is bright. Of course, there will continue to be challenges, but our faith and trust in Him will carry us forward.

Thank you for all your continued support and prayers for the Elder Board.

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35