MEET OUR TEAM

Dr. Steve Wexler

Senior Pastor

Ken Templeton

Executive Pastor
Among other things, Pastor Ken oversees our community groups and men’s ministry. He has been attending ALFC since 1995. Before becoming a pastor, Ken had a long career in the Navy, serving on submarines and other duties, and he was a chemical dependency counselor. He loves Jesus, his wife, Pam, his kids and grandkids, to welcome people into the life of our church family, listen to live music (especially Jazz), to ride his bike, and to fly planes.

Deanna Walker

Worship Pastor

Pastor Deanna is passionate about helping people connect with the Holy Spirit through worship. She is also dedicated to helping others pursue personal healing and spends many hours each week functioning as a pastoral counselor and certified life coach. She has been part of ALFC since 2002. Before her career in ministry, she was a professional listener–that is, a hair stylist. As a child and teen, she lived on the road as her family toured the US and Canada as traveling evangelists.

Christina Marvin

Family Pastor
Pastor Christina oversees our family, children’s and youth ministries. She has attended ALFC since 2002. She has decades of experience teaching kids of all ages, holding professional positions as a second grade teacher, a college professor, and children’s ministry leader, as well as being a homeschool mom. Her favorite age kids to hang out with are middle schoolers–believe it or not!

Shawn Heistand

Online Pastor
Shawn is cool. He has a beard and an awesome family and a cat. He served in the Army for an amount of time including actual hero stuff in other places. Like I said, Shawn is cool.

Mariwyn Tinsley

Assisting Pastor

Craig Maki

Missions Pastor

Rachel Stamey

Communications Director
Rachel oversees our main ways of communicating with our church family. She has been attending ALFC since childhood. She loves her job and her family and Jesus…and also m&m’s. In addition to her work in ministry, she is a certified birth doula. She leads our MOPS and MOMSnext group and has a special heart for the moms and dads of the littlest members of ALFC.

Janna Davis

Administration
Janna has served as Pastor Steve’s assistant since 1991. She also does numerous administrative duties for the church. In addition to her tireless work at ALFC, she loves spending time with her daughter and grandkids, and even one great grandchild. In her free time, she might be found walking along the beach, reading about World War II in the Pacific, or watching Irish dancing.

Theresa Taylor

Office Support
Theresa has been on staff at ALFC since 2014. She will answer your phone calls and reply to your emails and much more. She has a story of healing and redemption that’s definitely worth hearing. And now, she is passionate about helping other women discover God’s grace in the same way she did!

Diana Brink

Children's Ministry

Diana works with Pastor Christina to provide and amazing experience in a safe environment for our kids through 5th grade. She oversees our amazing team of volunteer teachers and helpers. Diana is a retired dental administrator and provides respite care for foster families. She and her husband have three kids and one adorable grandbaby. Diana is happiest when she is with people, especially kids.

Phil Housel

IT

Gail Webb

Missions Support
Gail Provides administrative support for our missions department and special projects. She has been attending ALFC since 1992, with a decade of that time spent living overseas in China and the Middle East. She has made many friends from various cultures. She has three awesome kids and three grandkids.
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