Nominees for Fellowship Council 2020 - 2025

The Nominating Committee of the Charis Fellowship is pleased to nominate the following people to the 2020 - 2025 term of the Fellowship Council of the Charis Fellowship:

Delegates at the annual corporation meeting of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, Inc (Doing business as Charis Fellowship) conference will select one representative from each region from this list.


Region A:


Tim Sprankle

District: Heartland

Church: Grace Church, Leesburg, Ind.

Sprankle web

Tim Sprankle has served as pastor of Leesburg Grace Church since 2007. He loves to preacher, teach, instigate, and innovate. He earned a B.A. in Biblical studies from Grace College (2001), M.Div in pastoral ministries from Grace Seminary (2004), and is working on a D.Min. in discipleship from Talbot Seminary. He is married to Liz, his encouraging and lovely bride; they parent two daughters, Claire and Margot, and a son, Sensi. Tim is an associate member of the Evangelical Theological Society, author of multiple Kerux Commentaries, and curriculum writer for Momentum Youth Conference. He loves God, others, running, and the OSU Buckeyes.


Region B:


Wade Rininger

District: Northeastern Ohio

Church: Renew Church, Mississauga, Ontario

Rininger web

Wade has been a pastor in the Charis Fellowship for 15 years. In 2015, Wade and his wife, Anna, along with daughters, Emery and Elliot, moved from sunny St. Petersburg, Fla., to Canada to help Renew Church begin plans for its third campus. Wade now serves as the Mayfield West campus pastor and on the church’s executive team at Renew, while Anna leads the campus children’s program. Wade also serves as a coach for Assist Church Expansion. Since their arrival in Canada, the Rininger family has welcomed two more children, Elias and Eva.


Region C:


Devin Livingston

District: Chesapeake

Church: Community of Grace, Richmond, Va.

Livingston web

Devin Livingston came to Community of Grace in November 2016 from Calvert County, Md., where he served in a sister Charis Fellowship church. He completed his M.Div. from George W. Truett Seminary at Baylor University in 2008. His wife, Katherine, is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) in the Richmond area and they are blessed with two children Eli (3) and Mira (1) who fill their lives with incredible joy. They love the Richmond area and are excited to see the amazing things God can and will do!

Laban Reeves

District: Northern Atlantic

Church: New Generation Community Church, New York, N.Y.

Reeves web

Laban Reeves was a founding member of New Horizon Church in Harlem, New York, in 2006, where he was trained as a leader and gained first-hand experience with the challenges of starting a new church. He served as deacon and assistant pastor before becoming a licensed minister and subsequently lead pastor in 2017. Under his leadership, the church is relaunching as New Generation Community Church. Laban’s wife, Charity, is a community school director and supports the operations of New Generation. They both share a love for music and presenting the gospel to a new generation. They are blessed to have a blended family with four kids; Isaac (20), Azaria (15), Lemuel (9) and Caleb (4).


Charis Fellowship Cooperating Districts have the privilege of nominating names to the Fellowship Council. The Charis Fellowship nominating committee can add names if needed to complete the ballot.