Our Elders

Charlie DePase - Elder

Charlie DePase

Charlie was born and grew up in the Philadelphia area.  He was raised by Godly parents in a Christian home.  He has three sisters whom he loves dearly.  He is an Army veteran and a Professional Engineer.

Charlie & Nancy have been married for over 30 years.  They have four adult children and are now proud grandparents.  They have been attending GBC for several decades.  They have served jointly on the Social Committee and GBC Kids on Sundays.

Charlie has also served as a Deacon, Treasurer, Men’s Ministry, VBS, Dude’s Club, and Elder. They enjoy camping, hiking, boating, and most of all being with family.   

Jeff Zanes - Elder

Jeff Zanes

Jeff Zanes is a loving husband to Allyson and proud father of three incredible children.  Jeff and Allyson married in 2000, moved to Cecil County in 2005, and have been attending Grace Bible Chapel since 2007.  Jeff has been blessed to serve the Lord in many capacities over the years by teaching Sunday School, helping in Children’s Ministries, serving in finance related roles, serving as a Deacon, and serving on the Transition and Pastor Search Team.  Jeff is currently serving as an Elder.  Jeff’s greatest delight is watching his children grow in their relationship with and service to the Lord.

Jeff began his career in Commercial Banking in 2001 and works out of the Wilmington, DE office for M&T Bank.  Jeff has had the pleasure of serving as a Board Member for various local not-for-profit organizations including the United Way of Cecil County, Fair Hill Nature Center, Prevent Child Abuse Delaware, and serving as a student mentor for Cecil County Public Schools.

Jeff enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, and is an avid sailor who enjoys sailing on the many rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.

Ryan Rohrer - Elder

Ryan Rohrer

Ryan and Christy Rohrer have been married for 19 years.  They have five children and live in Nottingham PA.  He is self-employed, working at the family farm and family excavating business.  Ryan grew up in a Christian home in Nottingham and accepted Christ as Savior at an early age.  At the age of 21 he was baptized. 

Ryan has attended GBC since 1993 and became a member with his wife Christy when they were married at GBC in 2003.  Together they have served GBC in many roles including VBS and Sunday School.  Ryan has taught 5th grade Sunday School for over 12 years.

Ryan enjoys hunting, farming, and spending time with family in the mountains at their family cabin.  His hobby is finding and collecting arrowheads and has an appreciation for history.
Mike Golt - Elder

Mike Golt

Mike Golt grew to love the Lord in a Christian home in Newark, DE. While serving as a student minister in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, he met and later married his college sweetheart, Morgan. They have a son and daughter, Levi and Adelyn. Mike has been an Army scientist since 2007 and his family have been attending GBC since 2014. At GBC he has been involved with the VBS drama, Dudes Club, the Deacon team, and choir. His interests include apologetics, making and DIY, and fishing and hunting with his family.
Seth Sheriff - Elder

Seth Sheriff

Seth and Joanne, have been married for over 50 years.  They have two daughters and six grandchildren.  Seth taught in the Cecil County School system for 32 years.  Their interests include family, sailing and basketry. They have sailed extensively on the Chesapeake Bay and the mid-Atlantic coast.  Joanne has been a basket weaving instructor for over 30 years.

Grace Bible Chapel
Seth and Joanne have served at GBC for nearly 50 years.  Seth has taught for many years in several ministries including Adult Bible Classes, Junior Church and VBS. He currently is serving as an elder.  Joanne has been the church librarian for over 40 years in addition to holding other positions such as Christian Education Director and Sunday School Superintendent.

After six years of increasing conviction from the Holy Spirit, Seth, at the age of 18, surrendered to the lordship of Christ in his life and accepted Him as his Savior and his Lord.  Joanne being raised in a Christian home received Christ at a young age.

Dave Scott - Elder

Dave Scott

Dave Scott grew up in a Christian home where the Bible was not only taught but was applied to daily life – this was ‘normal’ and reinforced by many more role models that Dave has watched over the years. It takes a while to know how blessed you are!

Married for 36 years to Renee, proud dad of three grown men, and enjoying two wonderful grandsons! Renee and Dave live in Cecil County – both have for their entire lives. GBC is the only church Dave has really ever attended. At age 6, revival meetings and fear of being ‘left behind’ was the cause for initially running to Christ with the help of his mother – surrender/lordship came later.

Dave has served in various capacities at GBC, including leading a men’s adult class, serving as a deacon and as a member of the missions committee. He is self-employed in residential remodeling and loves the outdoors and hunting as his father did.

Philippians 3:12-14 “(I) press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me…”


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1949 Joseph Biggs Memorial Hwy
Rising Sun, MD 21911

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