Staff

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

Senior Pastor 
Rev. Dr. Mark Lafferty…

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 three adult children and one high schooler and are involved in children’s and evangelistic ministries in the church.

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Associate Pastor of Small Group Ministry
Dan Reigel….

Dan is a native of Marshfield and has lived most of his life in this city. Dan and his wife, Leslie, have three children. Upon completion of graduate studies, Dan and Leslie lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina where both were involved in a teaching ministry at the Instituto Bíblico Buenos Aires. Dan is currently a project manager at Marshfield Clinic. He and Leslie also oversee the Small Group ministry at East Gate Alliance. They believe there is no better way for you to get to know other people and grow spiritually than from within a small group

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Director of Worship and Youth
Aaron Ellis….

Aaron is married to Lois and they have three children: Evan, Mya, and Lathan. Aaron has completed his studies in pastoral ministry and is now working towards becoming a licensed C&MA worker. 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: http://www.numberonemusic.com/caster9/

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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 Ongna
  • Dale Paasch
  • Rob Pue
  • Dan Reigel
  • Stu Waltonen