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.

Listen to recent sermons

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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 is currently completing studies in pastoral ministry through the Ministerial Study Program at the Church Leadership Academy headed by the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He is East Gate’s Director of Worship and Youth.
Aaron’s passion is music and he has been blessed to record some of his original music under the name, Caster9. If you’d like to hear some of his songs, you can find them at these links:
http://www.reverbnation.com/caster9 ;
http://www.numberonemusic.com/caster9/
You could also “friend” him on Facebook to keep in touch:
https://www.facebook.com/aaron.ellis.581
The Ellis family enjoys quality time spent together, with close friends, and family. Other interests include cooking, walks, bike-rides, being outside, travel, and going to concerts.

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Administrative Assistant

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Board of Elders:

  • Pastor Mark Lafferty (Chairman)
  • Scott Erickson (Secretary)
  • Jim Cain
  • Daryl Fish
  • Corey Gleisner
  • Kevin McEwen
  • Jeff Ongna
  • Dale Paasch
  • Rob Pue
  • Dan Reigel
  • Stu Waltonen