Pastor 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!  Pastor 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, Pastor Bill has served multiple churches in Shelby County, Ohio.  For fun, he 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.


While Pastor Bill's schedule varies some weeks, in general his days off are Friday & Saturday.



PASTOR Abby Lightle

PASTOR of outreach & 

family life

Pastor Abby has served at Aley since June 1, 2019 and currently serves as the Pastor of Outreach and Family Life.  This means Pastor Abby oversees the outreach ministries of the church and seeks new opportunities for the church to be active and serve in the world beyond the four walls of the building.  Additionally, Pastor Abby leads youth in grades 6-12, young adults, and family ministries within Aley.  


For 8 years Pastor Abby was a high school science teacher, softball coach, and Science Olympiad advisor while serving in part time ministry at her home church in Anna, OH.  In May 2020 she graduated from United Theological Seminary with her Masters of Divinity and in September 2020 she was commissioned as a Deacon within the United Methodist Church.  Pastor Abby hopes to pursue full membership and ordination in spring 2022.  


For fun Pastor Abby enjoys spending time with her family, working with her hands, reading, and exploring new places. 


While Pastor Abby's schedule varies some weeks, in general her days off are Friday & Saturday. 

Aley Staff


  • 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.  

  • KELLI FISHER - Administrative Assistant

    Our Administrative Assistant 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.

  • 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. 

  • KRISTINA CROUCHER - ACA Business administrator

    Kristina 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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  • Ed Moriera

    Worship Leader

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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)
  • Carl 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)
  • Tom Pouge  (Member At-Large)
  • Mike Collins  (Member At-Large)
  • Sara Mumford  (Member At-Large)
  • Marsha Deweese (Member At-Large)