The Stephenville Independent School District will soon have a new board member. Ed Dittfurth, pastor of Cornerstone Church, was elected to the SISD board of trustees Saturday.

Dittfurth defeated Paul Griffin for Place 7.

I feel excited and grateful, Dittfurth said. I always look for ways to serve in the community so Im looking forward to doing something to help our schools, our kids and value our teachers.

He said he believes he will take start his position in September.