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!
Children's Ministry Director
I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve the families of this community and church.
GAC 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!
Youth & 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!
I started attending Girard Alliance Church earlier this year with my family. We instantly felt welcomed and at home. I'm married to my husband Roger and we presently live in Millcreek, PA. I'm a mother of two children: a daughter who is married and also attends GAC, and a son who is in high school and is incredibly involved in the youth program here at Girard Alliance.
The church mission of Engage, Enable, and Enhance is such a great reminder of who we are as a church, and what we are called to do as a body of believers. Connecting, Serving, and Living out the gospel. John 12:26 says, “If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am there will be my servant also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”
I am so excited that God has called me into ministry here at Girard Alliance Church. I am looking forward to seeing what God has planned! Please contact me with any prayer requests you may have, questions, or if you need help getting connected.
I look forward to meeting you!
Dean is the leader of our Elder Board as well as holding many other positions in the church. He is presently a SMSG teacher and has been an active member of Girard Alliance for many years. Dean attends Girard Alliance with his wife Elaine
2021 Elder Board:
Franklin Klein, Dean Schlosser, John Ayers, Troy Schlosser, Jeff Taylor, Bob Woodard, and Tyler Puharic
Women's JOY 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 Otis. Her mission is to continually grow in an initiate relationship with Jesus and to encourage others to do the same.
PrimeTimers Lead (55+)
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.
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.
Men's "Band of Brothers" 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 his wife Hillary) 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!