Leadership Directory Updated 3/11/2024

LeaderZone is now available at shawneealliance.com/leaderzone. This will include tools for leaders to utilize, such as links to fill out a promo form, use RightNow Media, and more. If you would like to request a resource to be added or if you have any questions, please let us know!

Pastors & Staff

Kris Browning

Lead Pastor


  • Leads the staff, reports to the elder board
  • Sets vision and goals for the church
  • Preaches, Provides Pastoral Care (Counseling, Weddings, Funerals)

John Long

Worship Pastor


  • Leads worship on Sunday mornings and events; oversees website
  • Leads the worship, tech and video teams; Oversees video production
  • Provides Pastoral Care (Counseling, Weddings, Funerals)

Brian Scott

Connections Pastor


  • Oversees Small Groups Ministry
  • Trains small group leaders in creating healthy relationships.
  • Preaches, Provides Pastoral Care (Counseling, Weddings, Funerals)

Josh Kennedy

Youth Pastor


  • Leads Middle and High School ministries and events (5Q, summer trips)
  • Leads Upward Basketball League
  • Preaches, Provides Pastoral Care (Counseling, Funerals)

Sarah Kennedy

Director of Ministry


  • Oversees office staff and the day-to-day operations of the church
  • Preaches, Provides Pastoral Care (Counseling, Weddings, Funerals)
  • If you have a question and don’t know who to ask, ask Sarah!

Erin Marshall

Kids Min Pastor


  • Leads Kids Min and equips volunteers (grades K-4)
  • Oversees events such as Beulah on the Road, Trunk-N-Treat, and Family Fun Night


Nursery & Pre-K Director


  • Leads Nursery and Preschool ministries and equips volunteers (6 weeks-age 4)
  • Oversees events such as Preschool VBS

Jessica McCullough

Family Life Administrative Assistant, Missions Committee Chair & Open Gym Volleyball Leader

missions@shawneealliance.com, 614-208-1070

  • Provides administrative support for Kid's and Youth ministries and events
  • Coordinates mission trips throughout the year, helps bring mission speakers to Shawnee Alliance, and is the Shawnee Alliance contact for missions information
  • Leads Open Gym Volleyball on Tuesday nights

Rebekah Ricker

Communication Director


  • Oversees video production (testimony, promotional, sermon bumpers, etc)
  • Manages event promotion and social media

Liz Browning

Ministry Administrative Assistant


  • Provides administrative support for church ministries and events (Membership, Baptism, Child Dedication, Groups)
  • Creates publications as needed for office and events (flyers, postcards, etc)
  • Manages Planning Center (If you have a Planning Center question, ask Liz!)

Mary Latsha

Office Assistant


  • Manages the front desk
  • Schedules facility ministry use and rentals
  • Processes connect cards, enters attendance, helps with mailings

Waneda Shaw

Substitute Receptionist


  • Fills in at front desk for vacations and time off
  • Facilitates rentals, funerals and weddings when needed
  • Is great at names and faces. If you’re wondering who someone is, ask Waneda!

Chris Hager



  • Oversees finances and church budget
  • Coordinates payroll and designations
  • Manages financial team and reports to elder board

Jeff Vorhees

Lead Custodian & Facility Maintenance Coordinator

truckwrench38@aol.com, (419) 303-0020

  • Oversees regular cleaning of church facilities, purchases supplies
  • Oversees and schedules facility maintenance and repairs
  • Helps with setup and teardown for church events and ministries
  • If you see anything that needs cleaned or replaced, contact Jeff!

Korey Cress

Assistant Custodian

  • Assists in regular cleaning of church facilities
  • Helps with setup and teardown for church events and ministries

Brian Manuel

Facility Logistics Coordinator

brianmanuel@shawneealliance.com, (419) 905-6202

  • Oversees non-Sunday morning facility setup, as well as chair repair
  • Coordinates volunteers for event and ministry setup throughout the facilities
  • Clears snow from sidewalks

Elder Board

Reg Good

Lead Elder

Jeff Hager

I have been attending Shawnee Alliance for over 20 years and have served on the elder board for the majority of those years. I love the outreach focus of our church and the love our congregation shows in all of the different ministries we have that meet people were they are.

Ryan Jones

I have attended Shawnee Alliance since 2008 and I am starting my sixth year on the elder board. I also volunteer in the scouting ministry and security team, as well as drive the church van. I appreciate that the generosity and community shown by Shawnee Alliance through community outreach, missions, and small groups are covered in the love of Christ.

Josh Keller

My family and I began attending Shawnee Alliance Church in January 2015 and I began serving on the Elder Board in 2020. I enjoy serving with the Upward basketball program and the tech team on Sunday mornings. What I love most about Shawnee Alliance is the unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ and the promise of a transformed life through His love. Shawnee Alliance offers engaging ministries and welcoming worship services where imperfect people can meet and worship a perfect Savior.

John Manuel

I have attended Shawnee Alliance Church since moving to Lima in 2008 and have served on the elder board since 2019. My children (Hailey, Emily, Chelsea, and Brian) grew up in this church, and our family has volunteered with multiple church activities over the years. Currently I am most active as a church shuttle van driver on Sundays, and assist with chair setup when needed. I love this church family, and am personally so grateful to our excellent church staff and ministry leaders!

Tony Shaw

I have attended Shawnee Alliance since 1980, when I was a 6th grader in Mrs. Jeri Sheets' Sunday school class. I have served on the elder board since 2008, and also volunteer with the Worship Team regularly and lead worship in the Traditional Service occasionally. My wife, Waneda and I are currently involved in two small groups and I continue meeting with my Fight Club squadron as well. What I love most about Shawnee Alliance is the sense of community and seeing how God works through His people. It is a blessing to be a part of it.

William Holland

Recording Secretary

Ministry Leaders

Karen Hager

Benevolent Ministry Director


Oversees Benevolence process and handles paperwork

Scott Conley

Boy Scouts Scoutmaster

sconley1@hotmail.com, 419-204-7847

Boy Scouts is charted through Shawnee Alliance Church and meetings and events are often at Shawnee Alliance.

Steve Dye

Boy Scouts Cub Master

(419) 979-9987 (text)

Marcail Manuel

Coordinator for Girl Scouts, Operation Christmas Child, & Canned Food Drive

marcail864@hotmail.com, 419-905-5323

  • Girl Scout Leader and contact for Shawnee Alliance
  • Coordinates Operation Christmas Child
  • Coordinates Canned Food Drive each fall

Rick Snider

Centershot Leader


Roger and Patti Dircksen

Divorce Care Coordinators

Divorce Care is offered in the Fall during Wednesday Night Groups.

MaryAnn Reichmanis

Grief Share Coordinator

Divorce Care is offered in the Fall and Spring during Wednesday Night Groups.


Carl & Beth Elliott

Hands-On Ministry Leaders

Home: (419) 999-2036; Beth cell: (419) 516-3451; Carl cell: (419) 604-1346

Ruth Ann Stover

Shawnee LifeWise Academy Director

Email: ruthannstover@lifewise.org or rastover4557@gmail.com

Phone: 419-235-0446 (text)

Paula Riedel

Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen Group Leader

pkr444@bright.net, 419-303-8551 (text)

Matt Reaman

Pickleball Leader

m_reaman@hotmail.com, 419-516-7062

Vicki Reeder

Prayer Chain and Keenagers Coordinator

  • Forwards prayer request emails to our Prayer Chain members
  • Oversees Keenagers ministry (senior citizens) along with Ken Braley

Nick Kennedy

Safety Team Coordinator


  • Oversees and schedules Safety Team members on our campuses on Sundays
  • Helps his team maintain knowledge and skills with regular trainings

Abby Calderwood

StoryTellers Leader

StoryTellers is a dance/puppet/drama group open to boys and girls ages 8-18. They lead worship and story time in Kids Ministry, as well as use liturgical dance for worship in the larger congregation for special occasions.


Chad Massie

Sunday Setup Volunteer Coordinator

  • Oversees Sunday morning chair setup
  • Locks up both campuses after Sunday morning services

massietwo@gmail.com, 419-234-4634

Heather Long

Wedding Coordinator; sets up supplies for Communion and Baptism