Our Elders & Deacons
In the Bible, God instructs the church to maintain two offices. The office referenced in Scripture by the words "pastor" (Ephesians 4:11), "elder"(Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 1:1-5), and "overseer" (1 Timothy 3:1-7) is to be filled by qualified men who lead the church in the ministry of God's Word. The office of deacon is to be filled by members of the church of upstanding character who show themselves to be exemplary in practical service (1 Timothy 3:8-13, Acts 6:1-6).
Jeff Lacine (pastor/elder)
Jeff Lacine was captured by God in April of 2000. Ever since then Jeff has had a passion to glorify God through preaching, evangelism, and discipleship. He received his B.A. from Multnomah University and his M.Div. & Th.M. from Bethlehem College & Seminary (Minneapolis, MN). He and his wife, Chelsi, have four children; Hosanna, Hope, Abraham, and Haven. In his free time he enjoys reading, fishing, camping and hiking with his family. Jeff has served as the pastor of Sellwood Church since January of 2014.
Adam Mallek (pastor/elder)
Darrel Schneider (pastor/elder)
Darrel Schneider came to trust in Jesus at an early age and professed faith in Baptism in 6th grade. He became a student of the Bible at Multnomah School of the Bible, where he met his wife, Faith. Together they have four grown children. Darrel completed both semesters of the Sellwood Church Pastoral Residency in May of 2017, where he grew in his understanding of God's purposes and design for the local church. Darrel works as a Software Engineer for a software company in the west suburbs of Portland.
Jon Pitcher (deacon of finances)
Faith Schneider (deacon of children's ministries & member care)
Faith was rescued by God in the eighth grade when he revealed her sin and gave her a new heart to love and serve Him. After graduating from Marshall High School, she attended Multnomah School of the Bible where she met her husband, Darrel. She and Darrel have four adult children, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and one grandson on the way. She is thankful to be part of the Sellwood family serving as deacon in Children’s ministry. She also enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.
Kevin Schneider (deacon of ushers)
Susan Wold (deacon of member care)
Susan has faithfully served in the children's ministry of Sellwood Church for decades, and she continues to serve the church as a pianist and Deacon for Member Care. She loves meeting new people, visiting members of the church, and spending time with her husband, three children, and four grandchildren.