Pastors & Staff
Pastors & Staff

Bob Riconda

Lead Pastor
Bob loves motivating Christians to know and serve God by presenting the Christian life in practical, meaningful, and relevant ways.  
Bob lived and served in NJ for over 35 years and is excited to move to the Mon Valley and lead GAC in fresh ways of knowing Jesus and making Him known.
He and his wife, Julie, have three adult children and three grandchildren. 

Alan Petke

Associate Pastor
Alan is a graduate of Toccoa Falls College, GA with a Youth Ministry degree and has been working with teenagers for over 18 years.  Alan and his wife Janelle have 2 teenage boys and a 2-year old girl (just to keep things interesting).  He's passionate about pointing people to Jesus and seeing them live into the life God is calling them into.  In his free-time, you'll find Alan traveling, grilling, playing sports, tinkering with art & graphic design, & spending boatloads of time with his family. 

Jordan Buchmann

Assistant Pastor
Jordan grew up leading worship in the CMA, and earned his dual bachelors in Bible and Music.
Jordan has been at GAC since 2014 and is passionate about folks living out worship in their daily lives.
Jordan and wife Crystal often lead worship at the Alliance Marriage Encounter retreat and have two children, Michael and Nora. 

Paula Clark

Director of Children's Ministry
Paula enjoys seeing people realize their God given gift and helping them use it for the body of Christ. Her love for people, with a focus on families, drives her to take the hand of Jesus and lead them to a relationship with Him. Paula's husband and children deliver a strong support system for her to serve the church. 

Julie Riconda

Director of Discipleship
Over the years Julie has mentored women, led small groups for all ages, led support groups, counseled married couples, taught classes, workshops and retreats, and developed leaders.  Today she oversees our small groups and prayer teams. Her passion is to see men and women recognize and embrace their God given gifts and pursue Him with abandon. She and Bob have been married since 1985 and have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. 

Jen Ackinclose

Bookkeeper
Jennifer has been part of the staff at Gospel Alliance since 2017. She enjoys serving at GAC in Children’s Ministry and the Marion Villa Outreach. She enjoys baking and going kayaking with her family and friends. Jennifer and her husband Shawn have two daughters, Hannah and Leah. 

Jeanette Edmondston

Office Administrator
Jeanette has joined the team at Gospel Alliance in 2022. She is a part-time religion major at Liberty University as well as the Office Administrator. She has been married to Vic for 16 years and has two married adult sons, with grandchildren on the way. She has been involved in many areas of ministry in the past, but her favorites are anything that requires large, over-the-top, outside-of-the-box creativity and participation. In her spare time, she does floral designing for the occasional wedding, writes bible studies, enjoys painting (both walls and pictures), and jogs.