The duties belonging to the office of elder consist of continuing in prayer and ruling the church of Christ according to the principles taught in Scripture, in order that purity of doctrine and holiness of life may be practiced. They shall see to it that their fellow-elders, the minister(s) and the deacons faithfully discharge their offices. They are to maintain the purity of the Word and Sacraments, assist in catechizing the youth, promote God-centered schooling, visit the members of the congregation according to their needs, engage in family visiting, exercise discipline in the congregation, actively promote the work of evangelism and missions, and ensure that everything is done decently and in good order.

– Church Order of the United Reformed Churches in North America, article 14 –

  • George barton

    George and his wife, Paula, are two of the founding members of OURC. Before that, they met and married on the island of Maui in 1974. They came back to the mainland in 1978 with two children and settled in Oceanside. George served the community for 28 years in management for AT&T, from where he has since retired. George also serves our church as its "chief musician" on the guitar. He also loves woodworking, scuba diving, and surfing. He and Paula love hosting hospitality meals at their home on Sundays for any and all and sincerely hope you can join them!

  • Dennis Hanson

    Dennis and his wife Jeanie met in Long Beach in 1978 and have been married for 43 years. He retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District after 36 years as a high school teacher and principal of a high school for at-risk youth. He and Jeanie have one daughter and three granddaughters, who also live in North County. Dennis and Jeanie enjoy riding their Ural motorcycle sidecar and going on walks together. Dennis also spends time at the gym, reading, and following college football, track & field, drag racing, and his Dodgers since 1959.

  • Duncan Lule'

    Bio coming soon...

  • Danny Miranda

    Danny was born at Oceanside Hospital (now closed) and is as local as one can be. After high school he served the larger San Diego community for 35 years as a member of the San Diego Fire Department, from where he has since retired. It was in the fire department that he came to Christ through the witness of one of his crew members. Danny's been a member of OURC since 2004. He enjoys the beach, gym, cooking, but especially the Word. He and his wife, Donna, have been married since 1984 and have three adult children and one granddaughter.