We are the Church. It's a phrase that has become a rallying cry for our church, and something that our dedicated staff members live by. We believe that God has even greater things ahead for Elevation, and we also believe that He has provided the right team for the job.
So, scroll away and learn more about the leaders of Elevation, and while you're at it, connect with the staff via their social media links.
I'm convinced there is a genuine move toward God here in Northern Utah. We are seeing signs of something even bigger around the corner. Nothing gets me more excited than seeing people do an about-face from the world and give their life to Jesus. What a privilege it is to be part of a community that functions as a catalyst for God to do what only He can, and I can't wait to see what He does next!
I have a heart for the people in Davis County. I was born and raised here and love watching GOD move through this great community. As He moves in mighty ways through this area, I am excited that I get to be His hands and feet in any and all ways He decides to use me. Being part of Elevation Church gives me the opportunity to do this on a daily basis, alongside the people I love.
Missions Coordinator & Counselor
Act 13:47 "For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “ ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Throughout my life I've always been drawn to helping people with difficulties in their life. I am excited about being part of a leadership team that loves and supports the community. I look forward to using my God given talents to counsel people in need.
Elevation Go is a super exciting part of my job that I love. Missions is my heart, so being able to expose the church to a mission opportunity every month is wonderful.
Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children." (Matthew 19:14)
I am SO thrilled to have front row seats for every child who walks into Elevation Church. Every Sunday I feel so lucky to be with the children--to teach and to encourage them, to laugh and to cry with them, to witness first-hand the beginning phases of their journey with God. But the truth of it is that they teach and inspire me much more than I could ever do them.
Early Childhood Director
I have been in church my whole life. I met my life long friend when we were in preschool together, I developed lasting friendships in elementary and youth and I had the amazing pleasure of meeting my husband, Joe, during a meet and greet when I was 11 years old. Now I'm watching infants and preschoolers develop their own relationships with each other and more importantly with God. It's awesome to get to serve the Lord in this community, with these kids and these amazing volunteers!
"Direct your children onto the right path and when they are older, they will not leave it."
- Proverbs 22:6
Name: Cole Gilfillan
Favorite Color: Perrywinkle
Favorite Food: Pandas
Men's Ministry Director
My heart gets pumped when I think about equipping and training the men of Elevation to do the work of the ministry, so our men will be a strong foundation for the work God is doing in our church body. I believe Acclivity (Elevation’s Men’s Ministry) is where the training takes place as men are equipped through Bible studies, monthly men activities, and male bonding as we hang out together. We create an environment where men feel accepted and experience Jesus in such a way that it affects them and their circle of influence. I long to see the men at Elevation fully committed to God, their families, and of course our communities, so let’s do this!"
Small Groups Director
My heart beats for God's Word, for discipleship, and for wellness. There is nothing I desire more than for God's children to know Him fully and to experience him tangibly in their everyday lives. It is a privilege to work alongside Pastor Matt and the other staff members in order to develop and lead the Small Groups of Elevation. I eagerly await the coming of God's Kingdom here on Earth, and I am honored to experience a taste of it here in our community.
I am passionate about serving the Lord and I love that I get to express that passion through art. To me there is nothing more fulfilling than designing for the Kingdom and using the gifts God has given me to glorify him. I have been apart of elevation church since 2008 and I am so thankful to be apart of this great community of believers.