Pastor Alan is an ordained minister in the Missionary Church, currently employed by Interim Pastor Ministries (IPM). He is leading our church through a proven process to help support and strengthen our ministry during this intentional season of transition. Together, we are building a bridge from our previous pastor to the next full-time Senior Pastor with kingdom effectiveness and impact in view.
Pastor Alan and wife Pamela were called to northern Indiana in 2015 from their home ministry at Faith Rest Ranch in Crawford, Texas. Pastor Alan joined IPM to help churches in transition after retiring from full-time ministry in 2020.
Pastor Alan is a Bethel University alum and served churches in Indiana, Michigan and Texas. He completed a successful secular career in nuclear power and higher education, but his passion is serving as a loving shepherd of God’s people and mentoring spiritual seekers.
Pamela is a licensed clinical social worker (counselor) and operates the New Hope Christian Counseling agency. Pastor Alan and Pamela enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Robin supports the administrative functions for the church. She has filled her current role since October 2014. She spends most of her time raising and supporting her two children. Prior to dedicating 100% of her time to raising her children, Robin worked in insurance billing & coding for a local radiology group. Our office hours are flexible with much of the work being completed remotely. Simply write an email and Robin will ensure your needs are addressed.
As the Worship Leader for Living Hope, Tarna oversees all our praise and worship music. She has a love for all kinds of music and plays 8 different instruments (voice included). Tarna discovered her giftedness in music at the age of 4 when playing the piano. She is currently a student at Purdue University Fort Wayne majoring in Popular Music with a concentration in Recording/Production. She has participated with our worship team since 2018. Tarna would love to hear from you if you would like to participate with the music team, perform drama, or share in other worship arts.