Here are the various ministry and function leaders in Haven Community Church
They are available and excited to assist you in any way they can.
Michael Brandon is the Executive Director of The Paris Foundation, an organization that seeks to demonstrate Christ’s unconditional love to those in the Greater Elkton area, who are in need of material, emotional, and spiritual support. Previously, Mike has served as a police officer and a pastor. He and his family live in the Elkton area.
Senior Pastor; Director
The pastor is the spiritual leader of the church, providing oversight to the church, teaching the Word of God, pray for its members, and ensure church discipline in accordance with God’s teachings.
Church Secretary, Stephen Minister
The Church Secretary is a senior position in Haven Community Church, similar to the corporate secretary in publicly listed companies. The company secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a church, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the Haven Leadership Team are implemented. Despite the name, the role is not a clerical or secretarial one in the usual sense. The church secretary ensures that an organization complies with relevant legislation…
Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.
Prayer Ministry Leader, Stephen Minister
Our Prayer Ministry exists to present the praises and petitions of our church and community before the Lord. We invite you to pray with us and to receive prayer. Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.
Stephen Minister; Youth Group Leader
Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. Youth Group Leader(s) in Haven seeks to provide opportunities and an environment for all youth to know Christ, to grow in their relationship to Him, to serve God in their homes, schools and communities and to become powerful witnesses in the world.
Praise Team Leader
The purpose of the Praise team is to simply lead the congregation in song and praises to God. Our focus is to lead without distraction or draw attention away from Him.
Paul Heath is a a director in the firm of Richards, Layton and Finger in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Department, practices in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and creditor’s rights, focusing primarily on the representation of debtors, secured creditors, purchasers, committees and other parties in interest in chapter 11 cases. Paul has served as lead counsel in several large chapter 11 cases and as co-counsel in numerous significant chapter 11 matters. Additionally, Paul provides advice and legal opinions regarding…
Connections Ministry Leader; Outreach & Missions Ministry Leader
The Connection Ministry’s purpose is to connect the people of Haven Community Church to the work and ministry of the church through membership and utilizing personal & spiritual gifts. Haven’s Helping Hands is the Missions arm of the church with a purpose of providing physical, financial and emotional support to our community and its people who are in need.
Treasurer; Finance Ministry Leader; Director
The purpose of the Finance Ministry is to manage the ﬁnances of the church, including managing the collection of all forms of income and ensuring the payment of all expenses and liabilities.
Facilities Trustee Leader
The purpose of the Facilities Trustees is to ensure effective management, security, and procurement of Haven’s physical assets & facilities.
Lay Leader; Growth Ministry Leader; Children & Youth Leader (Temporary); Director
The lay leader is a member of the laity in any congregation who has been chosen as a leader. Since lay leadership is not an ordained clerical office, the lay leader’s responsibilities vary according to the particular tradition to which he or she belongs.
Caring Ministry Leader
The Caring Ministry is comprised of four areas serving the members of Haven Community Church. The various ministries range from providing cards and food to providing one-on-one Stephen Ministers who are prayerfully matched with people who are going through a stressful time or life difficulty. All are underpinned by and thru the Prayer Ministry.
Audio Visual Ministry Leader
1-2 Grade Teacher
3-5th Grade Teacher
High School Teacher
Middle School Teacher, Youth Group Staff
Director; Youth Group Staff
D.R. Barton received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and his MBA from the University of Delaware. He was a Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church for over a decade and became a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Delaware in 1989. D.R. lives with his wife, Cathie Barton, Ph.D. and has two adult children, Meg and Josh. D.R. started his vocational career with a 15-year stretch as a chemical engineer with chemical industry giant DuPont. After…
Youth Group Leader
Youth Group Leader(s) in Haven seeks to provide opportunities and an environment for all youth to know Christ, to grow in their relationship to Him, to serve God in their homes, schools and communities and to become powerful witnesses in the world.