Leadership

Lead Pastor - Dr. Rubens Ruba

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A Note from Rubens:

I’m so thankful to be serving Christ as an under shepherd for a great church like Lewisburg Alliance. I lead a gifted and motivated staff and make disciples alongside some of the most incredible people on the planet. Not to mention the awesome privilege of communicating the Gospel message from the Scriptures each and every week. Outside of this, you can find me with my beautiful wife (Beth) enjoying our new grand-daughter, Nora, and all that the Lewisburg Area has to offer.

My wife and I have had the privilege to serve Lewisburg Alliance since 2004.  We have two daughters, Abigail and Elizabeth, who are married to two great godly men and they serve the Lord.  I am a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University (BS in Bible/Pastoral Studies;  Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary;  and a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary).

 

Executive Pastor - Pastor Mike Phelps

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Hi, I am Pastor Michael Phelps.  I have attended Lewisburg Alliance Church since my family moved to the Mifflinburg area in 1978.  My wife Debra and I met and were married here in Lewisburg.  We have four children Rachel, Joshua, Luke and Seth.

Deb and I owned and operated a camping resort north of Mifflinburg.  We felt God’s calling and sold the park in 2008.  I did my schooling through the Alliance’s Ministerial Study Program and came on staff in 2010.  I oversee the small group ministry, Christian Education, and outreach.

Children's Ministry Director - Lauren Halteman

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Hi friends! My name is Lauren Halteman and it is such an honor and joy to be serving the Lord at LAC! My husband Tim and I moved to the Lewisburg area about 10 years ago, after living in various places across the country for school and work, but since Lewisburg is my hometown, it was wonderful to be back! We have three young children, Gabriel, Conor and Natalie and our family loves calling Lewisburg Alliance Church our second home!

I am delighted to be on staff at LAC, serving as the Director of Children's Ministry; I love getting to know the children and their families, as we experience Jesus and grow in Him together! Please feel free to contact me, I'd love getting to know you too!


Administrative Assistant - Kay Swanson

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Hi!  I'm Kay Swanson and I am married to Dr. Joe Swanson and I am the mother of two sons, David and A.J. I am a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in accounting, and I worked for many years in the banking, retail, and healthcare industries.  For the past twenty years, I have been a stay at home mom to my sons.  I also have served for many years as the Women's Ministry Director here at Lewisburg Alliance Church.

I was delighted to receive this opportunity to use my skills to help our growing congregation here at church.  Please give me a call with any questions or requests you may have.  I'll be happy to help you.

 

Facility and Property Manager - Barry Cooper

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Hi, I am Barry Cooper. I am married to Ruthann and have a son and daughter and two grandsons. I have been attending Lewisburg Alliance Church since 2006 when I and my wife relocated to the Lewisburg area from Elysburg, PA.  I grew up in the Central Pennsylvania area and graduated from Williamsport Area Community College (now Penn College).  I retired from PPL after 39 years working as an electrician.  I also work for the Pennsylvania Game Commission as a Deputy Game Warden. 

I served LAC as a Trustee for many years and then become part of LAC staff as Property and Facility Manager.  It is a privilege to be part of the LAC team and serve the Lord in this capacity.


Tim Halteman -LAC MEN'S MINISTRY

Beth Ruba -LAC WOMEN'S MINISTRY