Bill is the lead Pastor at Aley Church.  He is married to his wife Sharon who works in IT at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, Ohio.  They currently have two fur babies, Gabby and Ace!  Bill earned his bachelor degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and is a retired middle school and high school social studies teacher.  He obtained his Masters of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  Prior to coming to Aley, Bill has served multiple churches in Shelby County, Ohio.  For fun, Bill enjoys spending time with family, cooking, playing golf, and anything football.



Aley Staff


  • Abby Lightle - Director of family life

    Abby oversees the ministries at Aley focused on students in grade 6 through college-age and young adults/families.  Click here to see more about Youth Ministry opportunities at Aley. 

  • Carrie Black - Children's Ministry director

    Carrie oversees our the ministries for infant through 5th grade.  Click here to see more about our Children's Ministry at Aley.

  • Karen engel - caring ministries

    Karen heads up the Caring Ministries at Aley which helps take ensure those involved at Aley are receive opportunities for physical and spiritual care on a personal level.  Click here to see more about Caring Ministries. 

  • Robin chadwick - Administrative secretary

    Robin helps our office stay organized and efficient through answering phones, emails, managing the calendar, and coordinates communication through several ministries within Aley among many other tasks.

  • Tammy cochran - Office & caring ministry assistant

    Tammy helps Robin and Karen in the office as well as helping take care of many other needs at Aley such as the newsletter, attendance tracking, and visitor follow-up.

  • Gail Simpson - coordinator of Community life

    Gail helps organize events for the church and ensures that everything needed for those events is taken care of as well as helping coordinate willing servants.  

  • David wills - business administrator

    David helps take care of our buildings and grounds including technology, building upkeep, repairs, and helping manage the financial needs at Aley.

  • Jennifer Heaton - ACA Director

    Jennifer oversees all aspects of Aley Christian Academy and takes pride in offering a safe, fun place for children to learn and grow.  Click here for more information about the ACA.

  • Abby Gilbert - assistant director of aca

    Abby works closely with Jennifer to help the Aley Christian Academy run smoothly for all daycare and pre-school children.  Click here for more information about the ACA.



  • Pam Rauch

    Choir Director

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  • Bernadette O'Connor

    Worship Team Leader & Pianist

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  • CHERI WARNER

    BELL CHOIR DIRECTOR

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  • holly christman

    Director of custodial care

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  • christy riel

    bookkeeper

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Aley Worship leaders


  • Jean lockwood

    organist

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  • Dave radkey

    song leader

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  • edie sacksteder

    worship assistant

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