Scott Dunsmore, Chairman of the Congregation
Scott was called to serve as an elder at Hillside in 2007. He has served as the chairman for the past decade. Scott is one of the Stephen Ministry leaders and conducts the new leader training and continuing education content for the ministry. He is the lead elder for the confirmation program and serves in other aspects in the ministries and teaching at Hillside. Scott is a lifetime resident of Roxbury. Scott is a vice president for a national EHS compliance training company, basied in Sparta, NJ. He and his wife, Melissa, have three adult daughters that are scattered along the east coast. In his spare time, he likes DIY projects and improving his woodworking skills.
Chris was called to serve as an elder at Hillside in 2023. He co-leads the Family Matters ministry and enjoys teaching the Sprouts children's ministry periodically. Chris lives in Flanders and has been attending Hillside since 2015. Chris works as a finance manager at a multinational company headquartered in Morris County. Chris and his wife, Kristin, have three elementary and middle school aged daughters. In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending family time outdoors, vacationing at the shore, skiing, and watching baseball or college basketball.
Andrew was called to serve as an elder at Hillside in 2023. He is involved with the men's ministry at Hillside, and has previously served as the youth director for Hillside Church. Before serving as an elder, Andrew served on the Property and Finance Committee for several years. He is passionate about developing connections within Hillside and among our neighbors. Andrew grew up in Lancaster, PA and moved to Roxbury in 2008, where he currently resides with his wife, Katie and their two children. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Kevin Verbeke, Vice Chair
Qualifications for, and role of, Elder at Hillside:
1 Peter 5:
1 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ's sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed:
2 Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers - not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve;
3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
Qualifications: Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Timothy 3:1-7