The Upland church of Christ is led by godly, qualified men (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) who serve under Jesus Christ, the chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4). These men are responsible for feeding the congregation with God’s word (Acts 20:28), and for watching for our souls (Hebrews 13:17).
Mac was baptized on Father's Day 1979 at the Ontario Church of Christ. He married Christine in July 1993. Mac and Christine have five children, all of whom are married, and eight grandchildren. Their daughter, Lindsay, her husband and baby daughter also attend Upland. Mac served two years in the Army and was stationed in Germany. Most of his work experience has been in construction. Currently, Mac is the Operations Manager for Southern Lighting and Graphics in Rancho Cucamonga. Mac has served as a song leader for many years at Upland. He loves children and has taught children's Bible classes for approximately 9 years. He has also taught several adult Bible studies. Mac makes an effort to greet as many members and visitors as possible at each service. He and Christine regularly visit the seniors at the various nursing homes, as well as our shut-ins. Mac has also officiated at a funeral and had the honor of performing a marriage ceremony. Mac became an elder in 2008. As part of his duties as an elder, he is responsible for facilities management, office, worship, missions, and media.
Tom Laing was baptized in April 1978, while attending the South Whittier church of Christ. Tom was raised in the city of Long Beach and married Janice Proffitt in 1979. They raised two children who are also members of the Upland congregation. Tom and his family previously worshiped at the South Whittier and La Habra congregations before moving to Rancho Cucamonga in 1989 and placing membership at Upland. During Tom's thirty- three years of service in the church he has taught bible classes to young teens, assisted in facilitating youth activities, taught adult classes in parenting and marriage, and has been the primary coordinator of Upland congregation's fellowships for all members. Tom is retired and besides his servant work with the congregation, he conducts bible studies with a local assisted living facility, volunteers with our community food program, serves on the board for an organization that provides advocate and support services for victims of crime, enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and family, attending sporting events, golf, and traveling. Tom welcomes the opportunity to offer encouragement through prayer and personal assistance and as well sharing the gospel. As part of his duties as an elder, he is responsible for community service, benevolence/members care, fellowship, finance, youth/children, golden agers, and safety servants.
As part of his duties as an elder, Emerich is responsible for education, haven ministry, pulpit, and website.