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Aldersgate is served by a team of lay leaders and pastors who work together diligently and faithfully to do the work of leading our church in the fulfillment of our mission to courageously live out God's unconditional love.

The Leadership Team meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm via Zoom. Visit the church calendar for information on each month's meeting. Email for more information, including to request the Zoom link for the monthly meetings.

Leadership Team Members | July 2022 - June 2023


Paul Amos
Lay Leader
Jill Cox
Team Recorder & Treasurer
Leah Matthews
Staff Parish Relations Committee Lead
Hank Henderson
Trustees Lead
Lindsay Moses
Trustee Co-Lead
Patricia Barron
Finance Lead
Barb Roach
Engage Lead
John Driscoll
Connect Co-Lead
Christine McElwain
Connect Co-Lead
Steve Larkin
Worship Lead
Susan Kane
Equip Lead
Julie Pfister
Send Lead
Claire Woods
Send Co-Lead / Young Adult Representative
Debbie Farson
Strategic Planning Lead
Ed Little
United Methodist Men Representative
Lorrie Rezendes
United Methodist Women Representative
Joel Simpson
Youth Representative Lead


Rev. Dr. Randy Orndorff
Lead Pastor
Rev. Jonathan Poarch
Associate Pastor
Jill Cox
Church Executive Director
LT Members
Nominations and Leadership Development

Members of the Aldersgate Leadership Team are to be spiritually mature Christ-followers who are passionate about the mission and vision of Aldersgate, and who are spiritually gifted and called to be part of this team. The Leadership Team will consist of 15 lay members serving in three rotating classes. Leadership Team terms are for three (3) years in the areas of Finance, Trustees, and Staff Parish Relations (our Human Resources area). The Leadership Team also includes our Engage, Connect, Equip, and Send ministries, as well as representation from our Youth, United Methodist Women, and United Methodist Men. The Lead Pastor, Associate Pastor(s), and Church Executive Director are permanent ex-officio members of the Leadership Team.

The lay members of the Leadership Team are nominated by the Nominations Committee for election at a Charge Conference held in June, with their terms beginning on July 1st. Persons who discern that they may be called by God to serve on the Leadership Team will complete a Profile Application and Spiritual Gifts Inventory and may be interviewed by the existing Leadership Team members as part of the discernment and nominating process.

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