Elder Nomination Process

Step 1 - I will pray for God’s guidance for whom I should nominate as an elder candidate.

• Step 2 - Establish a meeting with the candidate God’s prompted you towards. Explain why you feel lead toward them, and ask them to pray with you about this leadership opportunity.

• Step 3 - If they decide that your recommendation is where the Spirit of God would prompt them, submit their name at the above link.

Biblical and Practical Functions

of Beach Church Elders

Doctrine – Elders are to teach, guard, and advance God’s truth by holding strong to the written revelation of God – the Bible – and calling everyone else to do the same. Doctrine is to be accurately and soundly expressed by the Scriptures and then taught and applied to individuals in ways that instruct, exhort, correct and equip us to walk in the truth, focused on Christ Jesus, illuminated and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Discernment – Elders are guided by the Spirit regarding His will and way for His Body, the church. They are under-shepherds following Christ’s leading - The Chief Shepherd - and with discernment then leading His people. 

Direction – Elders have a biblical and practical responsibility to provide direction for the overall ministry and the ministry leaders of the church. This would include determining what God would have us do, why and how He would have us do it, and who would be responsible for the different aspects of accomplishing His will in these initiatives. Biblical, clear, practical, and measurable direction for the overall church is part of the elders function.

Discipleship – Elders are to be models and reproducers of Bible-centered, Christ-focused, Spirit-energized transforming disciple makers. 

Biblical Reconciliation/Restoration – Elders are called to lead out in teaching and equipping the body to live in harmony and unity. They are to live and lead as those who help restore relationships, deal with sin in pursuit of forgiveness and healing, and establish ways for the body to grow stronger and healthier in all aspects of their lives.

Shepherding – Protecting, living alongside (knowing!), guiding, feeding, etc.

Biblical Qualities of Elders

1 Timothy 3:1-7

1 Peter 5:1-8

Act 20:28

Titus 1:6-9


Rick kammier

On May 9th, you wil be asked to affirm this candidate. Over these next 15+ days, we encourage you to pray for this candidate, connect with him and address and resolve any personal, spiritual or relational issues that would disqualify him from serving as an elder.




I was born in Honolulu while my Dad was in the Navy, but I grew up in St. Paul, MN after he left active duty.  My Dad was a welder/steamfitter, and my Mom worked a variety of jobs after all of my siblings were in school.  While we were raised as Catholics, it was more of a family “traditional” faith rather than a “practicing” faith.  After high school, I accepted an appointment to the Naval Academy, and I graduated in 1975 and then went through Flight School and became an A-6E Bombardier/Navigator. I met my wife of 42 years in Virginia Beach as I was learning to fly the A-6E, and we were married 2 years later.  We have 2 grown daughters, who are both believers, and 2 grandchildren.  I eventually retired from the Navy with 22 years of service (active duty plus reserves), after which I had a career as a Program Manager and Director with Hughes & Rockwell Collins responsible for building flight simulators.


I faithfully continued my practice of Catholicism until I met a Statistics professor while I was taking various MBA postgraduate courses.  This professor shared his Christian testimony with me and the rest of his students at the beginning of the first night of class.  I was dumbfounded that this man was willing to put his job on the line, and I had to find out what he had that I did not!  I wound up meeting with him after class almost every week for approximately 3 months, at which time he asked if I was ready to accept Jesus as my Savior.  I told him that I was not sure, but that very night while driving home from class, I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior.  I was so excited about my decision that I called my professor at home that night to tell him.  The Lord then graciously provided for this man to personally disciple me for the next 3 years as I learned what it really means to be a Christian.  After becoming a believer at age 33, I joined several home Bible study groups, and went on to teach adult Sunday school classes.  I also worked with 2 other men in developing a disciple-making ministry for my church in northern VA through which over 100 men were discipled.


Kathy and I were introduced to Beach Church through neighbors when we periodically visited Myrtle Beach, and it quite naturally became our church home when we moved here.  My wife and I became partners at Beach Church shortly thereafter, and we attended a couple small group studies before becoming engaged with the Women Of Faith and the Men Of God groups, respectively.  In due course, I was asked to join the MOG leadership team, and I have co-led it for the past 3 years.  I have been engaged in various leadership and servant roles within Beach Church including: serving with Tuesday Thing work crew team, acting as a Next Steps connector, co-leading the Men’s Challenge event and leading the church’s HR Policies & Procedures team.  My underlying passion is for men to become serious in their relationship with the Lord and to grow in their personal walk of faith.

for your consideration

Brett Scott

On January 24th, you wil be asked to affirm these candidates. Over these next thirty days, we encourage you to pray for these candidates, connect with them and address and resolve any personal, spiritual or relational issues that would disqualify them from serving as an elder.




I was born into a Christian family and attended church from a young age. In my family and in that church, I learned about Jesus and believed in Him and what He had done for me through His sacrificial death on the cross and subsequent resurrection.

However, it was in April of 1992, at 31 years of age my wife and I, both being believers, got down on our knees at a Christian music festival and truly surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior in a new and more complete way. 

Shortly after that time, I was called to go to Seminary and to get a master’s degree in Biblical Studies. I absolutely love to teach the Scriptures and wanted to be more prepared to teach at a new level. What a wonderful experience that was! I believe that God has graciously gifted me with a desire to deeply study the Scriptures and to help explain the Bible’s truth to others, hopefully aiding them in their own spiritual growth and Christian faith.

I have a marvelous and wonderful wife, Lynn, and two godly daughters Brittany (33) and Michelle (31). Lynn and I relocated to Myrtle Beach 3 years ago where we plan to retire. The very first church we visited was Beach Church, and immediately we knew it was to be our church home, as the Bible teaching is solid, the church is so very friendly and active, and the worship style is so similar to that of our last church.

Both Lynn and I believe that small groups have been key to our spiritual growth, and we have had a wonderful experience in several Beach Church groups, really getting to know people. I felt led to start a Men’s Friday morning group where there are 10-11 of us men who regularly “do life together.” I also lead a community spiritual growth group in our home with couples near our age and in our phase of life. In addition, I especially enjoy participating in the important, growing ministry of the Prayer Team here at Beach Church.

I have worked in the Information Technology (IT) field for 39 years and am currently Vice President of IT Excellence consulting with a software company. I anticipate transitioning to a part-time employment status in 2021, freeing up more of my time to serve my church and to be with my family.

Elder Nomination

Elders will give themselves to the specific leadership responsibilities of overseeing the church's doctrine, direction, discipleship, discernment, and discipline in keeping with the Scripture. After reviewing the Biblical qualities of an elder and the Elder Nomination Process, click here to recommend an elder candidate.