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 and is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church.  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.


To view Pastor Bill's daily devotional postings and weekly video postings, click here.



Aley Staff


  • Pastor 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. Abby received her Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH and is a Provisional Deacon in the United Methodist Church.

  • Jennifer Heaton - Children's Ministry director & ACA Program Director

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


    Jennifer is also our ACA Program Director.  In this position, Jennifer helps plan and coordinate the curriculum and activities for the ACA to provide interactive and engaging opportunities for students and their families.

  • 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. 

  • Tom Oxley - church Business Administrator

    As our Church Business Administrator, Tom oversees the business aspects of the church and works closely with Trustees, SPRC, and Finance to help Aley Church function efficiently and effectively.  Tom helps maintain a well-cared for property that allows other staff to be able to focus in their ministry areas without worrying about the physical space.  

  • 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

    As our 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.  Gail is also currently serving as the Lay Leader at Aley. 

  • Adam Clark - Digital Media Coordinator

    As the digital media coordinator, Adam oversees our live-streaming and sound board operations.  He also assists with setting up/running virtual meetings and producing digital content for our social media accounts and website. 

  • Sherene Bush - ACA Business administrator

    Sherene oversees the business aspects of Aley Christian Academy and works to establish and maintain a safe, fun place for children to learn and grow.  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 chrisman

    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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Church Council Members

  • Susan Grinkemeyer (Council Chair)
  • Gail Simpson (Lay Leader)
  • Judy Herting (Lay Member, Annual Conference Lay Delegate)
  • John Shishoff (Finance)
  • Jeremy Wofford (Staff-Parish Relations Committee)
  • Denny Crouch (Trustees)
  • Bill Noble (Church Conference Secretary)
  • Sean Stevens (Member At-Large)
  • Troy Hoeger  (Member At-Large)
  • Skip Erhardt  (Member At-Large)
  • Tom Pouge  (Member At-Large)
  • Mitch Heaton  (Member At-Large)