Shel Boese - Lead Pastor

Shel is our new lead pastor starting in August 2015. Prior to coming to Bay Shore Shel launched a site for The Meeting House in Toronto, ON (part of the Anabaptist group Brethern In Christ). Before that was the founder/planter of a dually affiliated Mennonite and Christian & Missionary Alliance church in Sioux Falls, SD for over ten years. He got his start in ministry as a college/young adult and small groups pastor for over seven years at his home church, a large Assemblies of God congregation. He would call himself a follower of Jesus in community. On the secondary doctrine stuff a Pentecostal Anabaptist with a little Eastern Orthodoxy, Wesleyan on the side.

He is married to Anne with three children, two at home still.Shel grew up in South Dakota on the Missouri river and loves being in, on or around water. He does not miss -40 windchill temps.

Shel's main roles include vision, teaching, overseeing the teaching team, and leading as a team. He is passionate about the Anabaptist/Neo-Anabaptist movement and the beautiful Kingdom Revolution that is underway within christianity in North America. He has an BA in Philosophy from the University of South Dakota, M.Div from North American Baptist (Sioux Falls) Seminary, and is All But Dissertation D.Min Candidate at United Theological Seminary.

Patti Bos - Administrator

Patti Bos shares her gift of administration at Bay Shore by chairing the Administrative Council (serving with the Commission Chairs in Care, Education, Outreach, Resource, and Worship) as well as the Gift Discernment Committee (matching member gifts with congregational slate openings). In her part-time role as Administrator, Patti is in the church office from 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Patti and husband Maarten have been part of the Bay Shore church family for over 10 years and are in the Jubilee Cluster. They have two daughters: Sharon is an RN; she and her husband Don live in Ohio with their three daughters Aunika, Brielle and Elana. Joni is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter; she and her husband Michael live in Sarasota with their son Tobias. Patti and Maarten enjoy interacting with their grandchildren. Oma & Opa love to Skype, travel and read!

Dave Barkema - Youth Pastor

Dave Barkema has been our Youth Pastor since 2000.  He has a Bachelor's degree in religious studies from Columbia Evangelical Seminary.  After serving in Hawaii with Youth With a Mission for 13 years, he and his wife Gina moved to Sarasota along with their three children, Zach, Mike and Kristi.  Dave has a contagious enthusiasm for Jesus and life.

Deanne Kauffman - Custodian

Since 2003, Deanne Kauffman has seen to it that our church's facilities stay neat and clean.  Serving as a custodian, and using her musical talents during worship on Sunday mornings, are just some of the ways she is a blessing to our church family.  Deanne and her husband Duane have four children: Dane, Dillon, Devin and Daphne.

Julie Miller - Treasurer

Julie Miller grew up in Iowa and is an avid Hawkeye fan. After college she moved to Sarasota, and now manages our finances.  She and her husband, Darrin, have two daughters: Taylor and Tori.  Julie serves the church and community in a number of volunteer capacities and delights in spending time with family and friends.