Staff and Board of Elders

…set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
– 1 Timothy 4:12

Rev. Dr. Mark Lafferty – Senior Pastor

Pastor Mark has been the senior pastor of East Gate Alliance Church since September 2001. Prior to this time he was a pastor to congregations in New York and Ohio. His graduate work focused on Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Old Testament studies. His post-graduate work focused on pastoral ministries. Mark and Scharme are parents to four adult children and are involved in children’s and evangelistic ministries in the church.

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Rev. Dan Kolins – Associate Pastor of Young Adults

Dan grew up in Kansas City and met his wife Katie while studying at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Shortly after they were married they moved to Spain, where they served with the Alliance for almost 4 years. Dan is finishing a degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and in his free time he enjoys playing with his two kids, reading anything he can get his hands on, and playing soccer.

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Aaron Ellis – Assistant Pastor of Worship and Youth

Aaron is married to Lois and they have three children: Evan, Mya, and Lathan. The Ellis family enjoys quality time spent together with family and friends. Other interests include cooking, walks, bike-rides, being outside, travel, and going to concerts.

One of Aaron’s passions is music. If you would like to hear some of his original music, please listen here:

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Administrative Assistant

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Board of Elders:

  • Pastor Mark Lafferty (Chairman)
  • Scott Erickson (Secretary)
  • Jim Cain
  • Daryl Fish
  • Kevin McEwen
  • Jeff Baxter
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