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.

Julieanna Kear, Adm. Asst. Communications

Julieanna began attending GAC shortly after proclaiming her faith in Jesus and learning a relationship with God as an adult mother and wife. Julieanna is often smiling and energized by friendly greetings but loves to hear of real life change and the transformative power of the Holy Spirit. She and her husband Bryan have 3 children in the BVASD.

Jennifer Ackinclose, Adm. Asst. Bookkeeping

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 teenage daughters, Hannah and Leah who attend GAC Youth Group.