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At First Alliance Church, we are blessed to have a gifted and dedicated staff. Each one brings a unique contribution and adds to the team. The descriptions below will help you get to know what we do and how we can serve you.

Church Phone: 301-384-6996
Church Email: office@1stalliancechurch.com

Mike Mercurio - Senior Pastor

Pastor Mike provides the overall leadership for the church, working closely with others in positions of leadership. He is the primary Sunday morning preacher and he leads the ministry to adults, including our emphasis on being and making disciples for Jesus. 
Email:  mmercurio@1stalliancechurch.com

Matt Mlinarcik - Youth Pastor

Pastor Matt leads our ministry to students in grades 6-12, called The Beacon. He also gives oversight to NEXT, which is a community group for young adults ages 18-25ish. You will see Matt preaching occasionally and leading worship a few times a month. 
Email: mmlinarcik@1stalliancechurch.com

Kahri Mlinarcik - Director of Children's Ministry and Guest Connections

Kahri gives leadership to everything we call KIDZSPACE. This includes children from birth to grade 5 and utilizes some uniquely designed spaces and programs just for kids. More than physical space, of course, KIDZSPACE is also an atmosphere where kids feel loved and where they belong. Kahri also helps guests get to know First Alliance and figure out how to be connected to this wonderful church family.
Email:  kmlinarcik@1stalliancechurch.com

Joni Miller - Office Assistant, Calendar Manager

Joni keeps her finger on the pulse of all activities and ministries of the church. She managers the church calendar and the master facilities schedule. With all of this information, She puts together our weekly electronic newsletter, "The Point" and creates corresponding annoucement slides for Sunday. Beside these primary tasks, Joni just pitches in and helps wherever needed.
Email:  office@1stalliancechurch.com

George Pontious - Facilities Manager

George looks after the physical needs of the building and grounds. In addition to hands on maintenance, George overseas others in the care of our facilities. This includes volunteer who come out for periodic workdays and those who are paid for certain aspects of the work.

Regine Bonhomme - Prayer/Worship Administrator

Regine has been at First Alliance Church from the time she was born. Her family has been long time members of First Alliance. Sensing her passion for prayer, we asked Regine to administrate our prayer ministry which supports two weekly prayer groups and some online communication tools. She also serves the worship ministry by taking care of related office and computer needs. 

Chantel Castillo - Bookkeeper

Chantel enters all church contributions and maintains our financial data. She also stays on top of our financial obligations and generates reports as needed. 

Last Published: March 14, 2018 9:20 AM
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