OUR  TEAM

  • Connor Neigenfind joined the team in 2016 as our Pastor of Student and Young Adult Ministries and stepped into the role of Lead Pastor in 2020. Connor is a passionate communicator who strives to present the teachings of Scripture in a culturally relevant and engaging manner.   Born in the greater Seattle area, Connor later moved with his parents to Costa Rica, graduating from an international high school in Guanacaste. In College he studied the Bible in a variety of locations including: Italy, Northern Ireland and Chicago (where he met his wife Claire). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Moody Bible Institute as well as an MA in Ministry leadership from Crown College. Connor is ordained by The Christian and Missionary Alliance.   Connor and Claire have two beautiful daughters of their own (Chloe and Christine) and are also licensed foster parents. Together they want to see the church better care for orphans and the families that take them in.


    CONNOR NEIGENFIND

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    Connor joined the team in 2016 as our Pastor of Student and Young Adult Ministries and stepped into the role of Lead Pastor in 2020. Connor is a passionate communicator who strives to present the teachings of Scripture in a culturally relevant and engaging manner.

     

    Born in the greater Seattle area, Connor later moved with his parents to Costa Rica, graduating from an international high school in Guanacaste. In College he studied the Bible in a variety of locations including: Italy, Northern Ireland and Chicago (where he met his wife Claire). He holds a bachelor’s degree from Moody Bible Institute as well as an MA in Ministry leadership from Crown College. Connor is ordained by The Christian and Missionary Alliance.

     

    Connor and Claire have two beautiful daughters of their own (Chloe and Christine) and are also licensed foster parents. Together they want to see the church better care for orphans and the families that take them in.


  • RON SCHAFER

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    Ron first came to EAC in 2003, went to work at Liberty University from 2014 to 2019, and then returned to EAC in the spring of 2019. Born in Spokane, Washington, Ron has served in a number of churches, including First Baptist, Port Orange, Friendship Bible in Keystone Heights (FL), Deltona Alliance, (Deltona, FL) and Harvest Chapel. (Leesburg, VA)

     

    Ron has a BS in Theology from Toccoa Falls College, an MA in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School and has just finished the Colson Studies Program as a Colson Fellow.

    Ron enjoys music arranging, reading, outdoor sports, and spending time with family and friends.

     

    Ron and Rhonda have three grown sons, Nicholas, Nathan and Scott.


  • JEFF SAVAGE

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    Jeff joined the EAC team in February 2022 as our Family Pastor and has a passion to see children, youth, and families know the love of Jesus, watch it to transform their lives, and equip them to join God's mission to restore all things.

     

    Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, Jeff has lived in a variety of places (Madison, WI, Hagerstown, MD, Crystal Lake, IL, Harrisonville, MO) and was a Youth Pastor in Cape May, NJ at a fellow Christian & Missionary Alliance Church where he met his wife Leah.  He holds a BS in Communication from Truman State University, an MAGL from Fuller Seminary, and was ordained by the Metro District of the C&MA in 2021.  

     

    Jeff and Leah have three amazing girls - Lucia, and twins Adelina & Claire.  You can find the Savage family outside, at the beach, eating ice cream, or playing soccer in the backyard.  


  • JAMIE SULLE

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    Jamie first joined Edgewater Alliance Church as a Sunday morning attender in the summer of 2001. After a season of volunteering and engaging with the ministries of EAC, Jamie was invited to take over the leadership of the children’s ministry department. Jamie served as children’s ministry director from 2004 to 2019. She has been serving as Executive Director since 2019. 

     

    Born in Westerly, Rhode Island, Jamie spent a large part of early childhood New England, but has been a Florida resident since the mid-1980s. She studied Bible through Moody Bible Institute and completed her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership through Toccoa Falls College. Jamie is a Licensed Official Worker with a Christian and Missionary Alliance.

     

    Jamie and Shawn have two children. Justin, who currently serves in the United States Air Force and Julia, who is an active middle school student and athlete.  


  • DORIS SWIFT

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    Doris began attending Edgewater Alliance Church on Palm Sunday in 2001. After a 29 year banking career, she joined the EAC team in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant and in 2019 moved into the role of Office Manager. She also serves as a discipleship mentor and lay counselor.

     

    Born and raised in New Jersey, Doris moved to Florida in 1976 with her parents and sister. She married Brian in 1984 and together they raised two awesome grown-ups, Michael, who is married to Randi-Lynn and owns Tribulation Art Studio, and Lisa, who is married to David and is an RN. They also have six amazing grandkids.

     

    Doris is passionate about encouraging women to walk in their calling and purpose. She hosts a weekly podcast, Fierce Calling, and is an author and speaker. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Liberty University. Doris enjoys traveling, spending quality time with family, and grabbing coffee with friends. 


  • ELINOR BRADLEY-ARMBRUST

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    Elinor joined the EAC team in August 2019. She has a servant’s heart and brings a fun-loving presence wherever she is. 

     

    Born and raised in Edgewater, FL. Elinor started attending EAC in 2005. She grew up in the church, attended youth group, was a part of the fuel leadership team and has served in many ministries. 

     

    Elinor has her BS in Supervision Management from Daytona State College. 

     

    You can find Elinor and her husband Matthew enjoying quality time with friends and family. 


  • LINDA ADAMS

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    Linda first joined the EAC team in 2018 as part of the Children's Ministry. She has faithfully given leadership and support to kids, birth through 5th grade, as well as volunteers. Her love for children, teaching, and Jesus has made this ministry role a perfect match for Linda.

     

    Linda was born in Findlay, Ohio. Graduated from Bowling Green State University with a major in Elementary Education. She received a Graduate degree from UNCC in Adult Education.

     

    Linda and husband, Lane, have 4 grown sons and 10 beautiful grandchildren.


  • TRAVIS MECK

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    Travis is a NSB native who began attending Edgewater Alliance Church in the summer of 2015, after many years of wandering in the wake of leaving an unhealthy church some years prior and being convicted by the Holy Spirit of his need for community. 

     

    After graduating from NSBHS at the start of the 90’s, Travis began working in Orlando doing Postproduction. It was then he first encountered the Lord while listening to Christian radio during his daily commute to Orlando. Travis and wife Stacy were then blessed to spend more than 15 years traveling together with musician, Yanni, as part of his crew; meeting people in parts of the world most never get a chance to explore. 

     

    Until March of 2020…When God brought the world to a halt and gave The Meck's the opportunity to reassess the tracks they were on. During that time period it was clear the skill sets Travis had acquired over the prior 3 decades in the entertainment world were in preparation of something more fulfilling and purposeful in God’s service. Travis and Stacy have two adult children, Allie and Tyler and three granddaughters, Journey, Helena, and Maddie.


  • DAN DIETRICH

    Custodian/Maintenance

    Dan started attending EAC in 2006. He has served as a connection team leader and was the crossing guard for 10 years. Dan is a licensed minister through higher ground school of ministry. He loves serving the homeless community and working with addicts through their recovery and finds great joy in sharing the love of Christ with each of them.


    Dan was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa. After high school Dan moved to Colorado and began a career in tree work which continued for 30 years. In 1994 he, his wife Annie, and daughter Karli moved to Florida. Shortly after, their boys Jake & Richie were born. 


    As an outdoorsman, Dan invested in his education through attendance to horticulture school at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs and attended tree science school at Kent State University. Dan is a certified arborist. He also graduated from motorcycle mechanics institute as a certified Harley technician. 

     


  • Tyler Peacock

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    Tyler joined the Edgewater Alliance Church Ministry in Residency program in April of 2022 to pursue God’s call on his life to full time pastoral ministry. An Edgewater native, Tyler is currently in seminary with the Christian & Missionary Alliance School of Ministry after serving as a volunteer in various capacities since 2018 within a local church plant. Tyler is passionate about helping the lost find the love of Christ that radically changed his life years ago and looks forward to all God has in store for the years to come.


    Tyler and his wife Mary have two wonderful children (Madison and Tyler Jr.) and they enjoy spending their free time amongst animals whether it be tending chickens on their family farm or travelling to new animal encounters such as aquariums and zoos. 


GOVERNING BOARD


ELDERS:


Marlin Athearn, Jeffrey Berner, Don Bradley, Jay Bryant, Dean Dunlap, 

Rick Overman, Clark Seely, Ray Wasarhaley


OTHER GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS:


Nikki Carlson, Treasurer

Josh Van Zandt, Assistant Treasurer

Linda Meehl, Recording Secretary

Jack Doherty, Head Trustee