Leadership...

Staff

Lead Pastor

 

I was called into full time ministry at the age of 18.  In 2005 I graduated from Liberty University with a B.S. in pastoral ministries and I married my wife, AnneMarie and now God has blessed us with two wonderful children, Nora and Noah.  In 2009, I graduated from Asbury Seminary with a Masters of Divinity.  Since then, I have been on the pastoral staff full time at GAC. 

 

It has been an amazing experience to see the Lord’s hand on and in my life! I am passionate about the vision God has for Girard Alliance Church. I want to see GAC become a place where we are ENGAGED in the church and in the community! I pray that we will ENABLE each other through an authentic relationship with Jesus to serve Him. My hope is we take ownership to live the call God has for us as a community who loves Jesus and others.   As the church seeks the Lord,  I pray that the GAC community will ENHANCE the call and mission that God has for His church and we will glorify His name!

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Children's Ministry Director

 

I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve the families of this community and church.

G. A. C. KIDS (God's Appointed Children) ministries provide an environment where children have an opportunity to begin or build on a life long relationship with Jesus and learn what it means to live out their faith every day.  As a children's ministry team we are dedicated to creating an experience that is fun and exciting; that hopefully becomes a highlight of each child's week.  We want the children's ministry programs to be an  irresistible experience for the children; that encourages them to desire more of Jesus.  In Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

 

It is a great blessing to serve the Lord at Girard Alliance. As a mother of two this is a place I have seen people connect with not only me, but my children.  This church embodies "Love". I remember visiting the church for the first time and immediately I felt welcomed and accepted; which really showed me that this community of believers understands who Jesus is and I hope you will feel the same.

Please reach out and connect with me if you have any questions, I would love to meet you!

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Youth and Young Adult Director

 

I am so excited to be here and serve the youth and young adults!
 

I accepted the Lord as my personal savior at the age of 16 and that same night I felt the call to ministry. 2017 was a big year in my life, I graduated from Geneva college in May with a B.S. in Student Ministries and I got married to my wife Amy in June. We are both delighted to be here in Girard. I look forward to working with the youth and the young adults in the church and community! If you have ANY questions, please contact me!

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Angela Petroff

Administrative Assistant

 

Angela lives in Fairview with her husband, Ryan and their daughters, Emma and Ava.

They have lived in Fairview since 2015 where they moved from living in Maine for the previous 12 years. Angela has worked various part time jobs to be home with the girls while Ryan has worked for the U.S. Courts for over a decade.


She was active in the Baptist Church they attended in Maine, teaching Sunday School ,helping with VBS, and coaching volleyball at the Christian academy her girls attended. She feels fortunate to be part of the GAC staff and can’t wait to see how God uses her in this stage of her life.

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Leaders / Facilitators

Dean Schlosser

Head Elder

 

A former Pastor, Dean is the leader of our Elder Board as well as holding many other positions in the church. He is presently a teacher for the Adults and has been an active member of Girard Alliance for many years. Dean attends Girard Alliance with his wife Elaine and his two adult sons. Dean loves the Lord and is instrumental in the faith leadership of Girard  Alliance. 

2019 Elder Board

Franklin Klein, Dean Schlosser, David Jeffery, John Ayers, Troy Schlosser, Eric Warner, Jon Bock, Jeff Taylor, Tyler Puharic

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Kim Kooken

JOY Women's Group Lead

 

Kim has been the facilitator of JOY (Jesus, Others, and You) since 2013. JOY is mainly a women's fellowship ministry based on Matthew 22:37-39 which states: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself."  We encourage each other to keep Jesus first in our hearts and lives and to care for others as well as ourselves. We spend time doing a short devotion with discussion as well as take time to pray for each other. 

Kim is the devoted wife of Scott and loving pet parent to her dog Chester. her mission is to continually grow in an initiate relationship with Jesus and to encourage others to do the same.

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Jan Borland

PrimeTimer's Lead

 

Jan is the Lead for our 55+ age group known as "PrimeTimers". She has held this position for many years and uses her energy, love for the Lord, and great ideas to keep this wonderful group very active. Jan has held many positions during her years at Girard Alliance and keeps very busy as well in her sister church in Florida during the winter season. 

Worship Lead

 

John’s philosophy on worship comes from Philippians 2: 9-11 “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him a name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”.

 Our desire at GAC is that the name of Jesus be high and lifted up to the glory of God the Father. This not only comes from our singing praise and worship music but living our lives in such a way that we always reflect a continual symbolic bowing of the knee to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  John has been involved in lifting up the name of Christ as far back as age 5. He has been mentored and trained by several skilled and gifted singers and musicians and gives God the glory for placing these brothers and sisters in his path.  GAC is currently using a traditional /contemporary style of worship which we hope will fix your mind and heart on the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.  

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Band of Brothers: Men's Group Lead

 

Eric has been facilitating the men's group "Band of Brothers (BOB)" since 2011. Following in the steps of his mentor Jack Kamppi, Eric continues Jack's vision to have men network, build friendships, trust each other, be accountable, and gain Godly brothers. Eric attends Girard Alliance with his wife Sandy and their two children Krys and Nicole. One of Eric's favorite verses is 2 Corinthians 12: 10, "That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." Eric's prayer is that ALL the men of GAC and the surrounding community would engage in BOB, grow closer in their walk with the Lord, and be men of Godly character in their lives, marriages, and work!

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