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Dave Muckel

Lead Pastor

Hello!  I am Pastor Dave Muckel and I am the lead pastor here at LAC.  I was raised in the Christian & Missionary Alliance church, as my father was an ordained pastor for the C&MA denomination.  I previously served as a youth pastor and lead pastor at churches in Tennessee and Virginia.  While in Virginia, I helped to enable and support several local ministries. I love to preach God's word and I believe in leading from the heart through genuine relationships, while also fostering a community of believers committed to each other, their community and the Word of God.  I have been married to my wife Ritzy for 22 years. We have two sons, Josiah and Nathan. In my spare time, I enjoy RV camping with my family.

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Michael Phelps

Administrative Pastor

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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Tim Halteman

 Student Ministries' Pastor

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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Lauren Halteman

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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Nancy Rothermel


Administrative Assistant

Hi!  I am Nancy Rothermel.  I am the Administrative Assistant at LAC and was hired in March, 2024.  I come to LAC with many years of experience as an administrative assistant in higher education.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and an Associate’s degree in Accounting.  I live in Klingerstown with my husband Mark, who is a retired pastor and does interim pastoral work at churches in our area.  We have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  Some of my interests are cooking, baking, going to the gym and spending time with the Lord in nature.  Every day at LAC is a new adventure and I love using my gifts in this way to serve the Lord and His people.

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Barry Cooper

Facility & 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 recently retired after 50 years from 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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Kevin Heimbach

Tech Director

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.

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