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Rev. Chris Durbin (Lexington, OH) went to Non-Alliance Assignment on 10/9/18.  He is currently serving as Associate Pastor at Mosaic Church.

Pastor John Ervin (Fairmont, WV) became licensed as Sr. Pastor at River’s Edge Church in Fairmont, WV on 10/9/18.

Rev. Ryan Lawrence (Akron, OH) went to Non-Alliance Assignment on 10/9/18. He is currently serving as Youth Director at Goss Memorial Church.

Rev. Jim Garber (Brunswick, OH) transitioned to Interim Pastor at Hope Church on 10/28/18.

Rev. Tom O’Connell (Brunswick, OH) went to Unassigned on 10/28/18.

Mr. Mike Gierhart (Unassigned) transitioned to the Director of Music Ministries (Assistant Pastor) at West Side Alliance Church on 11/5/18.

Rev. Chris Foster (Ravenna, OH) transitions to Western PA District effective 12/9/18.

Rev. Corey Heiss (Morgantown, WV) transitions to Unassigned effective 12/31/18.

Rev. Ron Priest (Unassigned) transfers to the Southeastern District as Retired effective 1/1/19.

Rev. Jerry Witt (Hudson, OH) will transition to Retired on 1/5/19.


Mr. Matthew Lautanen (Kristen) joined Heartland Church (Lexington, OH) as Worship Pastor on 10/9/18.  Matthew recently graduated with a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty University. They have one daughter, Reagan (2)

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Rev. Scott Woodlee (Christine) joined us from the Western PA District as a Non-Alliance Assignment Pastor at Mohicansville Community Church in Loudonville, OH on 10/20/18.  They have two daughters, Evelyn (11) and Norah (9). 


Rev. David Yoder (Natanya) transferred from the Southern District and will serve as the Senior Pastor at CrossPoint Alliance Church in Akron, OH effective 12/1/18. They have six children ranging in age from 15 to 6 (Levi, Uri, Christian, Clare, William, and Angel).


Micah and Grace Dobson were married on November 3, 2018.