Trustees are lay persons (non-pastors) who possess spiritual maturity and provide servant leadership in our Church as advisors and counselors. They partner with our pastors to provide direction and oversight for our congregation. They also provide practical/professional experience in areas such as finance, facility construction, human resources, management communications, missions or evangelism. Each year, two trustees will be selected by the Advisory Team and confirmed by vote of the church membership from recommendations submitted by the church body. Each trustee may serve up to three consecutive one-year terms. One year after rotating off of the Advisory Team, a person may be nominated for confirmation to an additional term
Trustees do not serve in the biblical office of deacon, but they are qualified spiritually using the requirements of a deacon. (1 Timothy 3:8-13)
Melvin Wright 2020-2022
Came to Brookwood in 2003. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Melvin currently serves as a Community Group Leader and with the Care Connection Team. Outside of Brookwood, Melvin enjoys serving with Meals on Wheels. His hope is that as we are in community with one another, the Lord will continue to humble our hearts towards people from all cultures who are seeking relationship with Him. The message of love we communicate defines us as brothers and sisters in Christ, and also as His disciples.
Hometown: Greer SC.
Married to Linda and has a grown son and daughter.
Betty Zeller 2020-2022
Came to Brookwood in 1994. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Betty currently serves as a Community Group Leader, in the Sunday Morning Prayer Group, Women's Ministry Team and Transformation Prayer Ministry. Betty enjoys experiencing God's beauty through traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, and arranging flowers. Outside Brookwood she serves on the International Transformation Prayer Board. She is passionate about people hearing from God.
Hometown: St. Louis MO.
Married to Michael, has two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Chuck Church 2021-2023
Came to Brookwood in 2003. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Chuck currently serves as an Essentials Spiritual Director and Coach, with Adult Discipleship Leadership Training, and as a Men’s Mentor. Chuck enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling and reading.
Hometown: South Boston VA.
Married to Kirsten, has one son, two daughters and five grandchildren.
Judy Olson 2021-2023
Came to Brookwood in 1998. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Judy currently serves with Care Ministries in the Care Connection Room, as a counselor, and with the Sunday Morning Prayer Group. She also serves as a Community Group Leader and with the Women's Ministry Prayer Team. Judy enjoys reading, exercise, baking and encouraging others.
Hometown: Lake Andes, SD.
Has one daughter, one son and one granddaughter.
Carl Krauth 2022-2024
Came to Brookwood in 2011. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Carl currently serves with the Welcome Team and is a leader for one of the Feeding the Homeless teams. He also served with First Time Greeting and the Traffic and Security Teams. Carl enjoys spending time at the beach or lake.
Hometown: Marietta GA.
Married to Sheridan and has one son.
Jason Bergeron 2022-2024
Came to Brookwood in June 1998. In addition to serving as a Trustee, Jason currently serves as a High School Ministry Leader and leader of an Adult Couples Community Group. Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing like a kid, and time outside in nature.
Hometown: Greenville SC.
Married to Jilly, has two daughters and one son.
Jerry Frye Trustee Emeritus
Founding Member of Brookwood Church. In addition to serving as Trustee Emeritus, Jerry currently serves as an Usher, with the Men's Ministry and with feeding the hungry in downtown Greenville. Jerry enjoys spending time with people, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and serving God outside of the church.
Hometown: Columbia SC.
Married to Jayne has 2 sons, 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.