After graduating from Lancaster Bible College, Jim has been on the pastoral staff of our church since October 1999. He spent the first 8.5 years serving as an assistant pastor overseeing such areas as worship ministries, small groups, and discipleship before assuming the role as Interim Pastor in July 2008 and finally the Lead Pastor position in February 2010.
He and his wife Wendy have five children - Vanya (21), Hannah (16), Lydia (15), Nathanael (13), and Jonathan (10). Jim's absolute favorite pastimes are simply spending time alone with Wendy (which doesn't happen too often!) and relaxing with good music, a good book and a strong cup of coffee (which also doesn't happen too often). Ah, well... some day.
Childrens Ministry Director
Alicha's prayer is to faithfully follow the Lord's plan for her life. In doing so to the best of her ability, she attended Lancaster Bible College where she studied Biblical Studies and graduated with an associates degree in Biblical Studies with an Emphasis on Children and Family Ministries. Her passion for children's ministry stems even from childhood! She planned her first ministry event at the age of 12: a church carnival. She is excited to see how the Lord will use her in the children's ministry at Alliance.
Her hobbies (when she finds the time) are card making, flute playing, and coffee drinking. Alicha loves her nieces and nephews and spending time with her family and friends. She is thankful that God has given her a supportive and loving husband who is totally gracious and patient in all of her ministry endeavors.
Kira has attended The Allliance Church since 1999 and over these years has fulfilled the roles of deaconess, preschool coordinator, and currently as middle school youth group staff.
Kira is married and has two wonderful children. She enjoys the outdoors, gardening,cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. Her favorite christian fiction authors are Frank Peretti and Michael Phillips.