News Update


Pastor David Washington (Cleveland, OH) transferred to the Central Pacific District on 5/1/19.

Rev. Shawn Brennan (Brunswick, OH) transitioned to Senior Pastor at Hope Church on 6/1/19.

Pastor Matt Lautanen (Lexington, OH) transitioned to Unassigned on 6/1/19.

Rev. Will Coulson (Morgantown, WV) transitioned to Associate Pastor at Morgantown Alliance Church on 6/1/19.

Minister Tandy Hicks (Cleveland, OH) transitioned to Unassigned on 7/1/19.

Pastor Wade McGee (Philippi, WV) transitioned to Senior Pastor at Living Water Church on 7/1/19.

Rev. Mike MacAdam (Philippi, WV) transferred to the Western PA District on 7/1/19.

Rev. Mark Thomas (Mansfield, OH) transitioned to the North Central District effective 8/1/19.

Pastor Chris Massey (Cleveland, OH) transitioned to Unassigned on 8/1/19.

Pastor Shawn Dahlheimer (Salem, WV) transitioned to Unassigned on 8/3/19.


Pastor Steve Conzaman (Shauna) joined the district as a Non-Alliance Assignment Pastor with Christian Business Men’s Connection on 4/23/19. They have three children, Lena (14), Callie (12) and Grant (8).

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Pastor James Taylor (Cassie) began as the Youth Pastor at Community Bible Church in Mansfield, OH on 5/15/19.  They have one daughter, Reagann (2) and are expecting their second child in January.

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Pastor Mario Register (Jordan) began serving as an Associate Pastor at Living Hope Church in Medina, OH on 6/1/19.  They recently celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary.

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Pastor Julio Rivas (Miranda) began as Associate Pastor at Grace Old Brooklyn in Cleveland, OH on 6/1/19. They have four children, Julio (23), Justin (22), Alicia (17) and Ava (5).  

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Rev. Michael Stinson (Rebecca) comes to us from the Western Great Lakes District. He began as Associate Pastor at Shelby Alliance Church in Shelby, OH on 6/12/19.  They have one daughter,  Chloe (1).

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Rev. Tom Brunner (Luann) transitioned from the Mid-Atlantic District and joined our district as Non-Alliance Assignment with MissionNext on 7/1/19.  They have four adult children.

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Pastor Zack McFarland (Shannon) began as Assistant Pastor at New London Alliance Church in New London, OH on 7/1/19.  They have two children, LeeAnna (2 1/2) and Charles (2).

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Pastor Jonathan (Kuo-Yang) Fu (Debbie -Chia-Li) joined our district on 7/1/19 as Senior Pastor at Morgantown Chinese Church in Morgantown, WV. They have three children, Yu-En (9), Yu-Cheng (5) and Yu-Xuan (2).


Hunter and Rachel Goon (Refugee Impact Collaborative, Cleveland, OH) welcomed their second child, Mac Charlie Goon, on May 23. Mac joins his brother, Judah.

James and Ciara Pavkov (Grace Church, Middleburg Heights, OH) welcomed daughter, Ella Rose, on June 9. Ella joins her brother, Josiah.

Mark and Ashley Galbreath (Northview Alliance Church, Wooster, OH) welcomed a son, Isaac Thomas Galbreath, on July 17.  Isaac joins his sister, Anna.

Rev. Louis Isch (Retired) was honored by the State of Ohio, Department of Aging, in May with a Certificate of Appreciation and a Pin in recognition of five years of volunteer service as an Associate Ombudsman advocating for residents in long-term care.