Meet the Team
The former pastor Bob Witt has recently resigned to pursue another career path and WCC wishes him well. As we move forward, we have faith that God will help in providing our church with encouraging and insightful lay speakers as we continue to follow our church's mission. We have been blessed with a variety of speakers willing to come and share God's word with us.
Elder | Vern Friesen
Hi, I am Vern Friesen. The Holy Spirit convicted me of my sin as a youngster. My faith is grounded in the fact that I can never be good enough to be justified to God. Only by the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross can I come into the presence of Almighty God, the creator of the heavens and the earth and all things in it. I am so often tempted with the stiffness of religion, which Jesus himself despised. He wants submission and a relationship. How fortunate we are to have his Holy Word from which we can receive guidance and through it I allow Him to speak to me.
I have been married to Carol for a few years now. She is a really special person to me and I am constantly amazed at how God continually provides for us in all kinds of ways. He has blessed us with 3 awesome kids and four granddaughters and one grandson (who are pretty awesome too!). Farming is my career and I constantly thank God for the opportunity to work in the great outdoors. Sometimes I even get to play in it! I enjoy transportation (the two wheel style especially), fishing and just hanging out. The older I get I do the hanging out more and more.
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." - 3 John 4
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6
Elder | Larry Unruh
I dedicated my life to Jesus Christ at Bible camp when I was ten years old. It was important enough that I can still walk to the spot today, even though the buildings are no longer there. I find it amazing that the one God, who created the world, the entire universe with the spoken word, cared enough to form me in his image, give me free will, and knowing I would fail, provide a way back to relationship with him. Jesus Christ is the only way back to relationship with God.
My desire for Wallace Community Church is to be a church that stands on the Word, and preaches Jesus Christ with no apologies. (For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10)
I grew up in the Wallace community, graduating from Wallace High School in 1986. I have been married to the love of my life, Sharla, since April 1995. We have three grown children. It is a blessing to share my life with this woman who loves God.
Financial Secretary|Clint Sheets
Deaconess Cathy Grauerholz
Worship Team: Sharon Vote, Sharla Unruh, Christy Sheets, Jay Fisher, Rebecka Vote, Mike Garrison,