Greg and Ronna have been married for 34 years and have four daughters and two sons-in-law. Greg has a bachelor’s in Pastoral Studies and a Master of Arts in New Testament from Liberty University, a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University, Scotland. He and Ronna have attended Emmanuel since 1995, and Greg has been an Elder at Emmanuel since 2006. Greg is a Senior Professor of New Testament and Greek at Cedarville University where he is primarily involved in training young men and women for ministries in the church and/or academy. Ronna graduated from Liberty University with degrees in Christian Education and Elementary Education (K-8) and has a master’s degree in Education from Marygrove College. Currently, she is an eighth-grade Language Arts teacher at Warner Middle School in the Xenia Community Schools
Elder responsibilities/ministry interests:
Women’s Discipleship Team
Van and his wife Janell have attended Emmanuel since 1987, and Van has been an Elder at Emmanuel since 2006. They were married in 1989 and God has blessed them with four sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter. Van and Janell are both graduates of Cedarville University. Van graduated with BA in Biology (1988) and earned a Masters in Education (2004). Van has served as youth director at Emmanuel since 2015. In 2017, Van completed a 29 year career teaching middle school and high school science at Xenia Christian School/Legacy Christian Academy. The Holloway family enjoys participating together in outdoor activities like tennis, gardening, and camping or just hanging-out with other kids and families in their neighborhood.
Elder Responsibilities/ministry interests:
Maintenance, Grounds, Sunday Greeting (Deacons)
Steve and his wife Emily have been married since 1997. They started attending Emmanuel in 2009. After serving as a teacher and deacon, Steve was called to be an elder at EBC in June 2014. Steve and Emily have been in full-time ministry, serving with Cru, for more than 24 years. Their current assignment is with the International School Project, working with public school teachers in various countries. Steve and Emily’s family is a remarkable mix of joy and sorrow. Their firstborn, Joseph, tragically died on August 7, 2014. They have 4 more children: Darcy, Timothy, Evie, and Rachel. They are also foster parents here in Greene County and have welcomed numerous children into their home over the last 5 years. Steve earned his B.S. in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Wayne State University. He attended seminary at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He is unashamed in his support for the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Tigers, and can easily be bribed with pizza, ice cream, Dr. Pepper and Skittles.
Elder Responsibility/ministry interests:
Missions & Missionary Care
Body Life Meetings
Small Group Fellowships
Will and Kim have been married for 35 years, have three married children and four grandchildren. Will graduated from MIT with degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, and has recently retired from the Air Force where he worked for 34 years. Will and Kim came to Emmanuel in 1984, and Will has been an Elder at Emmanuel since 2006. Will has previously served at Emmanuel as Youth Director, Children's Director, Ministries Director, and Chair of the Deacon Board. He has also served as president of the Xenia Area Association of Churches and Ministries, board president of Dayton Christian Schools, and board president for the Xenia CLEFT youth center. Kim is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton with a degree in elementary education, and enjoys caring for her grandchildren during the week.
Elder responsibility/ministry interests:
Finances, People Care (Deacons)
Facility Scheduling & Use
Men’s Discipleship Team
Church, Para-church & Community Interaction
Small Group Fellowships