Elevation’s Elders

We welcome you to get to know Elevation’s elders with these short bios and pictures.
Chuckk Gerwig Elder Teaching pastor staff
Chuckk (Chuckk@elevationsc.org)
 Elder Board Secretary  

Chuckk is also the Teaching Pastor of Elevation, a church in the Santa Cruz Mountains, in Northern California. He has been the church planter and Lead Pastor at Elevation since its inception in 2008.

Chuckk spent the previous 24 years as a veteran Youth and Family Pastor in various California Churches. He is ordained by the Missionary Church of America and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible from Liberty University. Chuckk has a wacky past as a lead guitarist in many Southern California rock bands including some time playing for Christian artists Randy Stonehill, Brian Duncan, and David Edwards.

Chuckk loves to teach God’s Word in an applicable, humorous, scripture-centric, and multi-sensory barrage. He is passionate about Jesus and the Mission of God, as well as Stratocaster guitars, motorcycles, and other loud machines. He has a deep-seated motorcycle addiction, if he doesn’t answer his cellphone he’s probably cruising his big, black Harley in the mountains of Santa Cruz, or is motorcycle touring cross-country.

Chuckk is in love with and married to the amazing Andrea Gerwig. He is Daddy to his two daughters, Jessi & Carly, and her husband, Matt, and a grand-dad to two identical twins, Ezra and Noah.

Chuckk also serves with Global Training Network Ministries part-time (https://globaltrainingnetwork.org). At times in the year, he can be found training pastors and key church leaders around the globe in the Majority world.

Ken Schulze Elevation Elder
Ken Schulze  (-ken@elevationsc.org)
Elder Board Treasurer 
Ken Schulze’s commitment towards serving is a true treasure. The behind-the-scenes work he does is vital for Elevation’s success.
Ken is the husband of Jan, and they have 3 young adult kids.
John Broersma Elder of Elevation
John (John@elevationsc.org)
 Elder At Large
John graduated from Western Seminary school with a master’s degree and specialized in Discipleship and Evangelism in 2011. He currently the founder and president of Authentic Discipleship, which is an integrated Christian Discipleship experience built upon Biblical Literacy, Spiritual Formation, and Leadership Development. In the past, he has been the Discipleship Development Team Operations Leader with The Journey of Monterey Bay and the Senior Operations Officer for corporate residential home builders.