Elders

Our elders help to shepherd the spiritual well-being of the congregation by giving oversight and direction to the church.

Elder

Eric Anderson

I am honored by the opportunity God has placed before me to serve Him and Sunridge as an elder. Our family began attending Sunridge on Easter Sunday, 2008. Our kids were shown love and welcomed immediately. Heidi and I decided to jump into a home group the next month. Sunridge has been our church family ever since. We’ve enjoyed opportunities to serve in many ministries: Sunday morning class leaders, home groups and running with Team Sunridge World Vision; Heidi with MOPS and Women’s Retreat; and I served with the Transition Team and Pastor Search Team. I have taught in Murrieta for the past 15 years, most recently 8th grade science. As a family, we enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, fishing, or just curling up for a good movie or a good book.

Elder

CJ Bramante

My family began attending Sunridge on Youth Sunday back in 2002. We jumped right into a home group and the rest is history. We consider Sunridge our family. My walk with God started as a high school student, however my faith solidified in college. My wife, Danielle, and I have been married for 21 years and have three children. Over the years I've had the opportunity to serve in home groups, Rooted, and in the "When Helping Hurts" study. I have also been fortunate to serve in the military for 22 years. I believe God is at work redeeming people in this valley through Sunridge. I'm excited to join in that work and immensely grateful for the opportunity to serve our church in this role.

Elder

Becca Ellis

My husband Matt and I started attending Sunridge in 2005 when we had been married all of one week! We’ve been here ever since. I have a background in special education and was an ABA therapist for kids with autism before becoming a stay-at-home mom. I am mom to Weston (10) and Cate (7) and foster mom to a beautiful little girl (18 months). During our years at Sunridge, I have served in multiple ministries, including children’s ministry, high school ministry, and MOPS. I am currently serving in Sunridge’s brand new MOMSnext group. I am so thankful for all the ways God used the people at Sunridge to impact my life, my family's lives and help me grow in my faith! It is my sincere desire that God will use me in this role for His glory and for the good of Sunridge and the surrounding community.

Elder

Marc Horton

My family and I started attending Sunridge soon after we moved to Temecula in 2000. It has been such a blessing to have been actively involved with our church. The relationships that have been built and growth we have experienced have impacted our lives in such a positive way. Growing up, my family was always very involved in church. I became a believer at a young age but it was in my college years when I really decided to make my faith my own. I have been married to my beautiful wife Christie coming up on 21 years. Christie and I are both in education serving our Temecula Valley community. I enjoy working on home projects, just about anything outdoors and mostly hanging out with my family.

Elder

Curtis McCargo

I am honored and humbled to serve Sunridge as an Elder. My wife and I have been attending and serving at Sunridge for a little over 9 years now. We have built a community here at Sunridge through the different groups we have participated in and with those we have served alongside.

Outside of church, I work as a Product Manager, and my wife is a Special Education teacher. We have two little boys: Jackson and Eli. We love spending time together as a family, hanging out at home and camping! I enjoy spending my time doing anything active including golf and basketball.

Elder

David Williams

I grew up in Memphis as part of a large, church-going family (5 kids with 2 sets of twins – I have a twin brother, and my oldest sisters are twins. Even my grandfather was a twin!). At the age of 4, I placed my faith in Christ and when I was 12, I decided to serve as a missionary in the Soviet Union once I graduated from college. After moving to Moscow in 1991, I spent 23 years with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru), served in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and the Persian Caucasus, focusing on evangelism, discipleship, business development, and church planting. In 2014, I transitioned back to the US (Memphis) and opened a recruiting firm specializing in executive placement within the food and beverage industry.
I met my wife Jenni in 1999 while she was serving with Cru in Kazakhstan after she graduated from UCLA. We have been married for over 20 years and have 4 girls. In 2017, we moved back to California and began looking for a church home. It wasn’t long before we realized how much we loved the teaching, preaching, and staff at Sunridge. We felt welcomed from the beginning and have really enjoyed connecting through Rooted groups, working in the nursery, partnering with Community Mission of Hope, running with World Vision in the LA Marathon, and hanging out socially with the church (at the beach, Trunk or Treat, Christmas parties, etc.). We consider Sunridge more than just a church that we go to on Sunday. Sunridge is family.

Letter from the Elders

Sunridge Community Church is led by a group of elders, who are called to shepherd the spiritual well-being of the congregation by giving oversight and direction to the church.

As outlined in the Bible, Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and its supreme authority. (Colossians 1:18)

In addition to the lead pastor, the elders are volunteers who serve willingly (1 Peter 5:2),  meet the scriptural qualifications for those who oversee the church (as outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1), and are gifted to serve the needs of Sunridge. (Romans 12:8)

The elders determine the vision and values of Sunridge, while the pastoral staff is responsible for the day-to-day operations.

In addition to the task of oversight (1 Timothy 3:4-55:17), the elders are privileged to serve Sunridge in the following ways:

We are grateful for the support of our church family (Hebrews 13:17) and welcome their comments, observations or concerns. For more detailed information regarding the operations of Sunridge Community Church, please review our by-laws.

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