The Sanctuary has a presbyterian governing structure, which means that the leadership is comprised of the Board of Elders (called the presbytery) (not to be confused with the Presbyterian denomination). These elders oversee the functioning of the congregation, being divided into General Elders (who provide general oversight), and Department Elders (who oversee a specific department in the church). As a smaller congregation, not all of the eldership positions have been filled.

The church administrator and secretary are also members of the governing board, although under normal circumstances (when a quorum of elders is present), they are non-voting members of the board.

Elder Romell

Elder Romell is the founder and spiritual leader of The Sanctuary. He has served as spiritual leader since 2002, and also serves in the ministry giftings of apostle and teacher....

Elder Marsha

Elder Marsha oversees The Sanctuary’s finance department. Prior to this appointment, she served as a member of the finance committee, and as the church administrator. She has been a member...

Elder Cindy

Elder Cindy was raised Baptist, and thought that God was vengeful and would “get her” if she did something wrong. Her family was asked to leave their church because of...

First G Damion

Elder Damion (aka “First G”) has been a part of The Sanctuary since 2013, having relocated from Birmingham, AL, where he served as an elder at his previous church. He...

Mother Trout

Mother Trout has been with The Sanctuary since its founding in 2012. During this time, she has served as the church secretary, church mother, and trustee. She has been married...