The elders of Aletheia Church serve as shepherds as they care for the church as described in 1 Peter 5, and have been called, affirmed, and installed based on the qualifications set forth in Titus 1 & 1 Timothy 3.
Raymond, born and raised in Washington D.C., came to the Harrisonburg area as a student and football player at JMU. It was in 2009 he received Jesus as his Lord and Savior and shortly thereafter began attending Aletheia Church. Raymond has a passion for training and equipping others for the work of gospel ministry. He currently serves as an Organizational Development Consultant at The University of Virginia and also helps with leadership development of our community groups. He is married to Sarah and they have four kids: Makenzie, Roman, Briella and Zion.
Paul grew up in Broadway and returned to the Valley in 2009 to serve as the Lead Pastor of Aletheia Church. He and his wife Kelly have been married since 1997 and have three children, Timothy, Parker, and Ava. Paul earned a degree in Pastoral Theology in 2001 from Tabernacle Baptist College and enjoys football, fishing, and woodworking.
Chris was born and raised in Louisville, KY. He and his wife Kate met as students at The University of Kentucky and were married in 2002. They moved to the area in 2006 and now live in Bridgewater with their 5 kids - John, Ben, Elijah, Jonah, and Vivian. Chris enjoys watching sports (especially the Louisville Cardinals & Chicago Cubs), reading, trying to play golf, and listening to all types of good music. They have been at Aletheia Church since 2013, where he serves as Associate Pastor.
Brandon grew up on a dairy farm outside of Bridgewater, and now lives in Bridgewater with his wife Ann and their three kids: Reece, Dillan, and Keilan. He currently serves as the Water Permits and Compliance Manager for the Department of Environmental Quality. He enjoys working outside, whether it be yardwork or other construction projects (but only when the weather is nice). He also enjoys watching college football and is a big Virginia Tech Hokies fan. He has been at Aletheia Church since 2002.
Mark and his wife, Katie, have been married since 2003, and are the parents of Noelle, Joel, Mark, and Rosalie. Both are educators: Mark is a Professor of English at JMU, and Katie has experience teaching middle school English and theater, and home schooling. After growing up in northeast Ohio (Mark) and small-town Idaho (Katie), they met at Ohio University in 1999. They moved to Harrisonburg and began attending Aletheia Church in 2007. Mark enjoys backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, exercise and fitness, soccer, teaching, coin collecting, reading, travel, and encouraging others in Christian faith.