My name is Vaughn Kirkland. My wife Rebekah and I have attended HillCrest for 11 years. We have 3 beautiful children Kaleb, Elliana, and Carolyn. I’m currently an Analytics Consultant for Wells Fargo where I’ve been employed for over 13 years. I have an Associate degree in accounting from Colorado Technical Institute where our Ministry Pastor Brian Stroh put on his teaching cap and was my prof for a few of my classes. Good times. Rebekah works at Old Navy and is the only original employee still working there to have been hired when the store opened its doors in Sioux Falls. I’m a big baseball fan as well as college basketball. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Wildcats are the teams you would be hearing me cheer for. Yes, I am originally from Arizona. Well full disclosure I’m originally from Michigan, moved to California, then Arizona where I spent most of my time growing up.
As the Finance Elder my responsibilities include proposing a new budget each year as well as keeping it balanced, paying the churches expenses in a timely manner, collection of gifts given by the membership, and ensuring the integrity of the entire finance process. The church staff, elders, and myself take the responsibility of stewardship very seriously. We work as a team in striving to maximize the potential of all gifts given by the members and community for further impact of the Kingdom of God. My passion is to continue to work to see our faith community remain financially stable and debt free. I want for our members and community to see how God is working through us to change people’s lives. And upon seeing this change, be moved to throw themselves all in with their financial gifts and time to join us in our endeavor. During my eldership, God has really worked in me and opened my eyes to priorities. More specifically, financial priorities. All of what we have is his, we are the stewards and need to be prepared for when the Master calls us to do what he asks with what he has given us. My family and I love this church and are all in for what God would have us do as a faith community in the future.