So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. (1 Peter 5:1–3)
Shepherds (also known as pastors, bishops, overseers, and elders) watch over the local church. Peter describes elders as men who willingly lead the flock in a loving and gentle way—specifically through their example. Shepherds are not administrators or managers. They are teachers, first and foremost, who dedicate their work to the equipping of the members for ministry and building up the church until we are all unified in faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:11–16).
The Chelsea congregation is served by Joe Smith and Scott Vinsant as shepherds.