elder team


The Elder Team is comprised of faithful, dedicated men who love and care for the Fellowship Family. They support, encourage, and nurture the staff. As part of each Sunday morning family gathering they pray with and for our people, offering encouragement and guidance. They are also involved in the spiritual and physical well-being of the FMC Body throughout the week.

Tim Pancake

Lead Elder
Tim is a landscape architect and business owner, operating a small landscape company, Cornerstone Landscape Group. He and his wife LeAnn long to see our church body grow in intentional discipleship and spiritual mentoring. They have four children.

Martin Murphy

Governing Elder
Marty and his wife Karen serve the Fellowship community in a variety of ways through marriage mentoring and other volunteer roles. Marty’s ongoing prayer is that Fellowship will accept the vision that God has for us to be a true multi-cultural church that embraces all who come through our doors. Marty works for Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Ben Groeneweg

Governing Elder
Ben is a civil engineer for City Utilities where he analyzes water and sewer systems. While he enjoys his work and is proud of being able to provide our community with quality water, Ben’s first priorities are living Jesus, discipling others, and loving his family.

Jordan Dillon

Governing Elder
Jordan was born and raised on the south side of Fort Wayne. He is married to Carmen and the have 3 wonderful kids. Their family is very involved in their neighborhood and Jordan enjoys reading about theology and culture, playing sports and living life with his family.

Keith Scott

Governing Elder
Keith is a native of Fort Wayne and has worked for Fort Wayne Community Schools for 39 years. Keith is without biological children but has huge compassion for young people. He has many “heart” kids – those he has been honored to mentor and to whom he is a father-figure.

Mark Ehlers

Governing Elder - Secretary
Mark is a Service Engineer for Navistar who serves with our Middle Schoolers, attends Authentic Manhood, ministers with the post-service prayer team, and is part of a small group. He is married to Greta, a long-time member of the Fellowship worship team, and together they have six kids.

Greg MacDonald

Administrative Elder
Greg is the owner of Sage Insurance Advisors, specializing in Medicare, health, life and long-term care insurance. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have been part of the Common Ground community for many years, occasionally serving as teachers. Greg and Elizabeth have been married for 23 years and have two adult daughters.

Steve Horne

Shepherding Elder
Steve is the Assistant General Manager at Alro Steel and loves to get on his motorcycle whenever possible. He and his wife Monti serve the FMC community as Marriage Mentors and Coaches. Steve’s greatest joy from being an Elder is being available to pray with people who are hurting or in need.

Steve Hays

Shepherding Elder
Steve and his wife Cindy were among the founding members of Fellowship and over the years have served in a variety of roles, including leading the Common Ground community, Prayer Partners and marriage ministries. Steve’s greatest joy is hearing the stories of how God is working in the lives of those in Fellowship's community.

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