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First-term Elder Nominations | 2020

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On Sunday, July 26, 2020, members will vote to accept first-term elders. Read about each candidate below.

Jim Gitto

Jim and his wife Lori have been Oakwood members since 2008. The witness of a good friend guided Jim to his faith in Jesus 40 years ago. He serves with Royal Family Kids Camp and is part of the men’s Bridge Builders team. Jim and Lori have three children, one daughter-in-law and a 3-year-old granddaughter. Jim works in insurance property claims.

Scott Walker

Scott and his wife Sarah have been Oakwood members since 2014. Scott became a believer when he was 7 and has had a deep and active prayer life since. His family launched an international prayer ministry in 1997. Scott coordinates Oakwood’s After Service Prayer Team, writes the “Taking It Home” sermon notes and is part of the prayer small group. Scott and Sarah have three sons, ages 6, 4, and 1.5. Scott is a Product Manager at Bentley Systems.


Dean Wardle

Dean and his wife Melissa have been Oakwood members since 2010. Dean was a missionary kid in Indonesia where he trusted Jesus as his savior at an early age. Dean and Melissa are part of the Peace Team, have hosted a variety of groups on Sundays and Wednesdays, and were small group leaders. Dean and Melissa have three sons: James, Joshua and Caleb. Dean is the Director of Advanced Engineering at Husco.


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