With Jesus Christ as the head of the church, Sanctuary is governed by a Board of Elders:
Dr. Ridge Burns: Chairman. Ridge is the CEO of InFaith founded in 1817 that reaches out locally in the United States. Ridge holds a B.A. in philosophy and biblical studies from Westmont College and M.R.E. and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of five books on youth ministry and has worn red shoes since the 1980s.
Ridge met his wife, RobAnne, in college and married her in 1974. They have two grown children: Their son, R.W., is a librarian. He and his wife are the parents of Ridge and RobAnne’s first grandchild, Flora. Their daughter, Barrett, is working on her masters degree in spiritual formations at Denver Seminary.
Jon Greenfield: Owner of Plan Tech Professional General Contracting, Jon teaches the men’s Bible study at the Dodge Lodge and was the general contractor for the Sanctuary Ministry Center. Jon has been married to Angie for 30 years and has a son, Andrew.
Jerry Earl: A distinguished teacher from Beaumont, he has served in the men’s ministry. Jerry was married to Charlene for 17 years, a worship leader at Sanctuary who is now worshiping in heaven. They have three daughters.
Joseph Carreon: An employee of St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Room. Joseph serves as a Rooted Facilitator and in the Children’s Ministry. He has been married to Cameron for 11 years and has two children.
Cliff Ruth: Professor of Communication Studies at Riverside City College, Cliff is a Rooted and small group facilitator as well as serves on the ushering team. Cliff has been married to Nikki for 12 years and has 2 young children.