The spiritual leadership of Blackhawk Church, under the headship of Christ, is provided by the Board of Elders, which consists of four to eight lay Elders (elected by church members), and the Senior Pastor.

Blackhawk’s current Elder Board: John Smalley, Chair, Tom Crenshaw, Jon Dahl, Matt Dobereiner, Jeff Lerdahl, Tony Piek, Scott Sager
Learn more about this year’s elder board.

Elder Board Candidates for 2019-2020
We are pleased to announce the following elder candidates for the upcoming year: Matt Dobereiner (1-year term), Ella Mae Matsumura (3-year term), Tony Piek and Scott Sager (2nd, 3-year terms) and John Smalley for Elder Chair (3rd, 1-year term). Download additional information about these candidates (PDF).

The membership vote will be held at the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 19 at 7:15 pm. If elected, elder terms will begin immediately. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jeff Lerdahl at jefflerdahl@gmail.com.

In fall 2018, members voted to modify the church bylaws to allow women to serve on the elder board. The elders provided a paper (available for download) with a comprehensive background on this topic.

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