The Ascent Church is staff-directed and elder-protected. The elders of The Ascent serve our congregation through prayer and discernment by shepherding and protecting the vision and mission that God has given us. All elders exemplify the spiritual traits and character as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.

Our elder team is always available to you and welcomes the chance to serve you, pray with you, or answer any questions. Please feel free to click on their name below if you would to email something or setup a time to meet.


Ric Sieben    
Ric Sieben Brian Kavanaugh    

Mike McKinney Rick Unks    
Dan York      



In the fall of 2017, we entered into a process of identifying qualified elder candidates to serve on our elder team. Through a lengthy and prayerful vetting and qualification process, a number of qualified and godly leaders were identified. Recently, we presented the following three qualified elder candidates to the church body for consideration: Dan York, Rick Unks and Mike McKinney.

These three men were brought forward unanimously by the current elder board and now have been confirmed overwhelmingly by a congregational vote between January 7-9, 2018. Please join us in welcoming Dan, Rick and Mike to The Ascent Elder Board and continue to pray for them as they shepherd and lead in this next season in the life of The Ascent Church.