Team-based leadership and a high level of accountability are very important to us at I-90, which is why spiritual authority at I-90 doesn’t lie solely in the hands of the Lead Pastor but with a team of elders. 

The Elder Team is responsible for oversight of the church’s teaching/doctrine, financial stewardship, and overall spiritual health/direction. This includes supporting the Lead Pastor and staff, and helping make key strategic decisions for the church.

New Elder Team members are nominated by I-90 attendees, interviewed by a selection team, and then confirmed by the existing Elder Team members.

All Elder Team members must be committed to regular accountability around spiritual growth, margin and family life, regular Sunday morning attendance, a regular place of service in the church on Sunday mornings, leadership and/or attendance in an I-90 small group, regular tithing, and consistent attendance at Elder Team meetings. They must also meet the biblical requirements for local church oversight as found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.  Further, this role requires a level of personal commitment to engage 10 – 20 hours a month and serve on the team for three years. 


Current Elder Team Members:

Dave Urban, Teaching

Dave is the Lead and Founding Pastor of I-90 Community Church, and holds a Master of Theology degree from Bakke Graduate University of Ministry in Seattle

Bob Smith, Leadership Development

Occupation: Adolescent Psychologist. Other place of service at I-90: I-90 Kids & Leader of “Better After 50” Group

Larry Brown, Finance & Stewardship

Occupation: CPA and tax attorney at the Brown & Sterling Law Firm in Fall City.  Other place of service @ I-90: "Alpha" Group Leader and Welcome Team

Shawn Carnes, Outreach and Community Care

Occupation: Owner of “Transformations by Shawn,” a home remodel business specializing in custom tile work.  Other place of service @ I-90: I-90 Kids

Brian Humphries, Governance & I-90 Partners

Occupation: Physical Security. Other place of service at I-90: Welcome Team