About Our Board

Pastors Jay and Melanie, and the leadership of The Refuge, understand the importance of submission, spiritual covering, and accountability. The Board of Directors consists of men and women, who operate in five fold ministry gifts (Ephesians 4) and/or gifts of administration (I Corinthians 12) for the purpose of bringing wisdom and counsel as well as accountability to all aspects of ministry at The Refuge. The members of our board have been drawn together from various national ministries as well as from within our local expression. While the Board of Directors convenes annually, there is consistent communication throughout the year (including the review of quarterly financial reports).

Ephesians 4:11-13
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Ephesians 5:19-21
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.