Element Church

Executive Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Chesed Berry


Element Church is in an exciting new season, which is possible because of years of faithfulness to God’s calling on them and their vision to reach the people of Cheyenne. They are unapologetic about their passion for reaching the unchurched, mis-churched, and under-churched of their community. God has blessed that, and they aren’t changing it. However, they are in a season of leaning into God’s call for them also to be making disciples who make disciples.

One of Element’s greatest contributions to Cheyenne is its food pantry ministry, and they are known for meeting the felt needs of the people in their community.

About This Organization

Element Church has been reaching the people of Cheyenne since 2007. Jeff Maness boldly obeyed God and was sent out by his home church in Gillette, Wyoming, to reach Cheyenne, the capital city. Element experienced substantial growth early on, focusing on the vision of helping people experience life to the fullest, connect to meaningful relationships, and make a lasting impact.

If you ask anyone in Cheyenne about Element, they will say that they are a church that loves people in truth and deed, not just in word. From the beginning, a real heart for community outreach has reverberated throughout every ministry.

Recently Jeff felt God calling him to a church in Houston, and the search for a new Senior Pastor brought Buz Hannon and his family to the church. While bold teaching, community impact, and sacrificial generosity are in Element Church’s DNA, they are also improving their discipleship efforts and long-term care for the amazing people in the church. Momentum has been building as they went from a dip when Jeff left to 500 to 600 and now bumping up against 800 again on an average Sunday. This happened quickly, and they are working hard to capture this momentum while also doing some deep introspection on their effectiveness and long-term strategy.
Worship is modern, and sermons are Gospel-centered, with a strong application. They are in the Western Conference of the Evangelical Church.

It’s truly an exciting time to join this talented and passionate team of leaders!

Position Description

At Element Church, the Executive Pastor serves on the Leadership Team and is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations, championing relationships on the team, and charting the course to implement the vision of the church.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee operations, facilities, and administration of the business functions of the church throughout the week and on Sundays
  •  Track and analyze all necessary metrics for the church
  • Lead the way in equipping the staff for effectiveness in ministry
  • With the Lead Pastor, help shape and implement a healthy ministry culture for the staff and congregation
  • Oversee the big-picture financial operations of the church, as well as legal and risk

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Have a growing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Aligned to the Statement of Beliefs
  • At least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited Bible college or seminary
  • Previous pastoral experience with multi-staff ministry oversight or experience serving as a high capacity lay-leader
  • Must be confident & comfortable leading from the “second seat.”
  • Relational Shepherd’s heart is able to recognize God-given gifts in others and draw them out
  • Possess strong skills for leading with strategic intent – planning, organization, implementation, problem-solving, team development, and staff coaching
    • Have the ability to preach and teach the Gospel as needed

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