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Elders

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

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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

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

Todd Hunt

My wife Sarah and I and our two sons have lived in Temecula since 1998. We began attending Sunridge soon after we moved here and knew right away it was our church home. Over the years, I’ve been blessed to serve here in different ministries including home groups, children’s ministry, youth ministry, and missions. I feel honored and humbled to serve Sunridge as an elder. I am a firefighter-engineer with the Oceanside Fire Department and have worked there for about 25 years. I also enjoy home projects, hiking, surfing, and just about anything outdoors!

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.

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 include a team of men 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 pray for — and on occasion with — those who are sick and in need. (James 5:14-15)
  • We guard the truth of the scriptures and apply them to church situations. (1 Timothy 3:2,Titus 1:9)
  • We shepherd and care for the spiritual welfare of those who call Sunridge their church home. (Acts 20:28)
  • We oversee discipline and restoration of those who voluntarily agree to submit to the authority and judgment of the elders, and to the discipline, restoration and conflict resolution policies of Sunridge. (Titus 1:13)

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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