Greetings! My name is Carl McGarvey and I am the interim pastor here at LAC. Originally from Central Pennsylvania, I have served with The Christian and Missionary Alliance for over 40 years. During that time, my wife, Patty, and I worked in pastoral ministries, as international workers, and at the C&MA National Office. Most recently, we pastored the Lancaster PA Alliance Church until our retirement in 2021. We am happy to be here assisting in the process of preparing LAC for the coming of their new pastor in 2022.
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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.
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Hi! My name is Tim Halteman and I am married to our Children's Ministry Director, Lauren. I am a native of Lancaster, PA, and I received my undergraduate degree from Penn State University in Forestry and Rec and Park Management. I also graduated from the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, CA. I am excited for this opportunity to partner with all of you in ministry! I love the Lord, my family, the outdoors, and I love sharing Christ with everyone.
I believe that by creating and strengthening relationships in our student ministry, we can grow together and go out into our world to share the love of Jesus. I look forward to walking alongside you, with my sleeves rolled up!
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Children's Ministry Director
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!
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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.
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Facility and Property Manager
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.
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Hi, I am Kevin Heimbach and I have been attending LAC for many years. I have volunteered in the tech area and joined the staff in 2021 as their part time director.
My wife Lori and I have two daughters, Lauren and Kaylyn, who are also involved in ministry areas here at LAC.
As always, I am so often reminded of the faithfulness of God as I joyously serve here at LAC.