Rev. Jim Trainer (Unassigned) to Non-Alliance Assignment at Mansfield Christian School on October 11, 2016.

Pastor Mark Matthews (Zanesville, OH) to Youth Pastor at North-Mar Church (Warren, OH) on November 1, 2016.

Pastor Brett Larson (Unassigned) to Western PA District on October 2, 2016.

Rev. Josh Franks (Unassigned) to Ohio Valley District on November 1, 2016.


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The district welcomes Pastor Dan Burd (Jeanie) as Pastor at Oak Hill Alliance Church (Oak Hill, WV). Dan has been giving leadership to that church for the past two years. He previously pastored in non-Alliance churches. They have three adult children.




Also new to the district is Pastor Jim Manchester (Denise), serving as Envision Site Associate (Cleveland, OH). Jim previously served in the MidAmerica District. They have two adult children.



Rev. Brent Sickel (Beth) joins the district with a Non-Alliance Assignment license as a pastor at The Chapel (Akron, OH). Brent comes to us from the Great Lakes District. He and Beth have 4 children: Brynn (8), Gavin (6), Kade (4), and Eion (2).


Stonewood Alliance Church (Stonewood, WV) celebrated 100 years in November!!

Congratulations to Seth & Sara Bisheimer on the adoption of daughter Willow on October 4, 2016! They have fostered her for the past 2 1/2 years. She joins siblings Jaidyn, Karys, Judah and Selah.