Reverend Gary Russell (Edgewood Alliance Church, North Kingsville, OH) to Unassigned, 3/12/17.

Reverend Alex Zell (Peoples Church, Geneva, OH) to Crown College, 3/12/17.

Pastor Paul Hays (Destiny Church, Twinsburg, OH) to Unassigned, 2/27/17.

Reverend Paul Yanchek (Unassigned) to Western PA District, 2/6/17.

Reverend Steve McKnight (Grace Church, Cleveland, OH) to Senior Pastor at Christian Alliance Church (Willard, OH), 3/1/17.

April Hill has joined the Central District office support team as an administrative assistant.  April is from the Rolling Acres (Akron) Alliance Church (no relation to Pastor Rob and Janie Hill).  She will serve us in two ways: as the district event coordinator and as the designated support person for all things missionary.  For example, she will work to plan and promote events like Rekindle and the district family picnics and such.  She will oversee the logistics, registrations, and details for our general district events. You should contact April when you have questions about events and sign ups.  In relation to mission’s work, she will serve the Harner’s in their work (mission’s tour planning and details, district pastors’ mission’s trips and partnership trips, CD100, mission’s events and training, and more).  April is married to Todd and they have two children, Marissa (8) and James (will be 2 in May).  Her email address is  She will work about nine hours per week and some of that will be done remotely from her home. We are pleased to have April on the team.

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The Central District Office has also formalized a working relationship with Reverend Ron Morrison that has been going on for some time now.  The part-time role is titled Urban Ministries Associate.  Ron and Anita have long served at Hope Alliance Bible Church in Maple Heights (Cleveland area).  Ron has always been a great developer of ministry people and networker for the Alliance throughout the NE Ohio urban context.  It is an honor to work alongside him in these areas of advancement and ministry. 




Steve and Sarah Jackson (Mansfield Alliance Church, Mansfield, OH) welcomed Benjamin Carter on 2/13/17!! He joins older brothers Nathan, Timothy and Matthew.

Hunter and Rachel Goon (Riverside Alliance Church, Akron, OH) welcomed their first child, Judah Hudson, on 2/21/17!

Chris and Amy Foster (Crossroads Community Church, Ravenna, OH) welcomed their second daughter, Annelise, on 3/2/17!  She joins older sister Norah.

Corey and Jessica Heiss (Morgantown Alliance Church, Morgantown, WV) welcomed Joshua Caden on 3/10/17!  He joins older sisters Jadyn, Jordan and Julie.