Jeff Miller, District Superintendent
Jeff is a third generation Alliance guy and grew up in the Central District where he attended Tallmadge Alliance Church and Chapel Hill Church. He attended The University of Akron and graduated from Nyack College in 1985 with a B.A. in Religion. He finished his Master's Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2010. Jeff married his wife, Pam, in 1986 and they have two daughters: Andrea ('91) and Stephanie ('93)
Jeff began his pastoral ministry in the Eastern Pennsylvania District serving as the assistant pastor (1985-1987) in Holiday, PA. From there he went to the Northeastern District where he served as an associate pastor (1987-1996) in Lockport, NY. In 1996 he returned home to the Central District and began serving at Chapel Hill Church in Cuyahoga Falls as the assistant pastor for 3 years and then as senior pastor for 7½ years.
Jeff served for two years as the Director of Church Development before assuming the role of Superintendent in August 2008.
Todd Sovine, Director of Church Planting
Born and raised in a Christian and Missionary Alliance family, Todd’s early years (ages 3-8) were spent in the Central District as his father, Rev. Carl Sovine, was the pastor of the New London Alliance Church (1971-1976). Since being married, Todd and Jill have spent their entire ministry in the Central District, serving at the Whipple Heights Alliance Church, first as the youth pastor for 8 years, and then as the senior pastor for 7 years.
Todd married his wife, Jill, in 1990 and they have four children: Justin ('93), Christina ('95), Josiah ('99), Mathias ('99). Todd graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 1990 with a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries, and received his Masters of Arts in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL in 2010.
Todd joined the Central District Office team in 2006.
Dan Scarrow, Director of Leadership Development
Dan was born in Lima, Peru to Christian & Missionary Alliance missionaries who spent 40 years in field and regional leadership ministries. His early years were spent watching the amazing work of the Holy Spirit during the Lima Encounter With God movement that brought many thousands of Peruvians to Christ. Those years in Peru were the birthplace of Dan's passion to see the Holy Spirit be the single most compelling part of his own ministry and the ministry of those he influences.
Dan graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a B.S. in Teaching and Counseling in 1993, and completed a Master's degree in Intercultural Study at Toccoa Falls in 1997. Dan married Lisa in 1995 and they have three children: Alex ('99), Caleb ('03), and Joelle ('05). Dan and Lisa were involved in church planting efforts in Hamilton, Montana from 1997 until 2001. In 2001 they sensed God's call to ministry at Missoula Alliance Church where Dan served as Executive Pastor until the summer of 2008.
Dan joined the district team in 2008 with a passion to partner with leaders in helping to discover, define and deploy their God-given strengths in ways that maximize Kingdom impact.
Other District Staff
Rev. Robert & Dian Harner - Directors of Missions Mobilization
Mrs. Sherry Hallis - Office Manager and Administrative Assistant to the District Superintendent
Mrs. Cherelaine Schrengauer - Receptionist and Administrative Assistant to the Director of Leadership Development
Mrs. Beth Wright - Business Manager and Administrative Assistant to the Director of Church Planting.