The Elder in the Church
The elder is a leader in the Christian church. It is a divinely appointed office that is held by men who are able to teach sound doctrine, refute error, be of good reputation, having believing children, who manage their households well, etc. The elder should not be in office if he is unable to fulfill the requirements of the office and he should not be chosen because he is a popular figure in the local church.
Being an elder is a high calling and there are thousands of very godly men in many churches and who seek God and serve Him as best as they can. Women, should not be elders. Elders should be able to teach correct doctrine and refute error. (Titus 1:6-9)