2020 Elder Selection

It is once again time for us to install new elders to our existing Board.  These two men, Brian Furnish and Nick Salyers, have both served as Elders in the past here and have been asked to serve again.  As part of the selection process, the candidates are presented to the Church body to allow anyone to offer caution to the Elders as to why they may no longer be qualified to serve.  This should be done in writing and submitted to the Chairman of the Board within these next two weeks.  The letter may be emailed to elders@ourchristschurch.com , mailed to or dropped off at the Church for delivery.

Nick Salyers

Nick Salyers and his wife, Karen have been members of Christ’s Church since 2012. Nick accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1997, but later rededicated his life and was baptized at Christ’s Church in 2013. As a member of CC, he has served in many different areas including Starting Point, Prayer Room, Nursery and as an Elder. He is currently leading two Community Groups and has a passion for people to be connected.

Nick and Karen have been married for 11 years and have 3 young children; Harper (7), Bennett (4), Lyndi (22 months). He is dedicated to his family, spending time being active with them and also sharing with others how they have been able to grow their family through adoption.

Nick is an Associate Director for Medpace where he helps lead efforts to accelerate to the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics.


Brian Furnish

Brian Furnish and his wife, Carrie, have been members of Christ’s Church since 2002. He has been a baptized Christian since the age of 10. As a member of CC he has led a Sunday morning Tribe (LOFT) for over 14 years. He previously served as an elder from 2017 – 2019, and in the men’s ministry, the worship choir, and the Sunday morning worship team. He has also served as CC’s attorney since 2010.

Brian and Carrie have been married for 20 years and have two children: Blake (14) and Becca (10). He is extremely dedicated to his family and believes it is important for them to see his leadership in the church and the community as a good example for them to follow.

Brian is an attorney and a development professional (nonprofit fundraising). He works for Miami University and oversees foundation relations. He also maintains a part‐time solo legal practice that is limited to nonprofit advising.