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Rick Benton

Rick Benton

Board of Governors Chairman 2019-2021

When asked what his goals for EAMC will be during his two-year tenure as chairman, Rick was quick to respond. “I’d like to facilitate what’s already happening with church growth, especially with respect to missions, communications and activities,” he answered. “I want to continue our practice of discerning God’s will for our chapel by asking ‘what would God have us do’ and listening for His answers.

Board of Governors

(Terms expire at year end as indicated below.)

Lay leaders have guided the Chapel since its founding in the early 1950s, while a new guest minister leads us in worship each week– except for our two music Sundays.

Our 20-member Board of Governors operates with staggered 4-year terms to ensure continuity and consistency in policies and practices. Five new members are elected annually to replace the outgoing members. The Executive committee — Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary — are elected bi-annually to serve 2-year terms.

The Board meets every other month beginning in January each year.

 Board of Governors, January 2020

Board of Governors, January 2020

  • Executive Committee
  • Rick Benton, Chairman
  • Debo Bell, Vice Chairman
  • Greg Miller, Treasurer
  • Sandra Davis, Secretary
  • Frank Sherron, Ex Officio


  • 2020
  • David Barnes 
  • Hope Longest 
  • Susan Peele 
  • Dennis Sovel 
  • Gerry Horner 
  • 2021
  • Rick Benton 
  • Kristin Fleischhauer 
  • Kimry Gardner 
  • Frank Rivenbark 
  • Rich Wood


  • 2022
  • Connie Taylor 
  • Stuart Sanderson 
  • Tommy Newton 
  • Maria McDonald 
  • Sarah Cox 


  • 2023
  • John Burke
  • Mark Daley
  • Gayla MacMillan
  • Wilson Teachey
  • Danny Thompson


  • Lifetime Member 
  • Mildred Wilson


Our three Trustees hold staggered 2-year terms. One new trustee is elected annually to replace the outgoing trustee.

  • 2020 Herb Ormond 
  • 2021 Frank Sherron
  • 2022 Rich Pollock



The Chapel has 24 standing and 3 ad hoc committees.

  • Benevolence
  • Buildings & Grounds
  • By-Laws
  • Christian Education
  • Communications
  • Communion
  • Directory (ad hoc)
  • Endowment/Planned Giving
  • Evangelism/Missions
  • Facility Use
  • Finance
  • Flower
  • History
  • Insurance
  • Library (ad hoc)
  • Memorial
  • Minister Selection
  • Music
  • Nominating
  • Nursery
  • Outreach (ad hoc)
  • Pastoral Care
  • Planning
  • Social
  • Summer Youth Program
  • Usher
  • Worship