Indiana alliance church Team

The staff and leadership here at Indiana Alliance Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at info@indianaalliance.com

Staff & Leadership

  • Marv Nelson

    Lead Pastor

    Marv loves Jesus, his wife Hilary, his three kids: MJ, Amelia and Liam and he loves the church! He graduated from Nyack College with a dual major in Youth Ministry and Pastoral Ministry. He then received his Master’s degree in Intercultural Leadership from Crown College. He’s been in full time Ministry for 13+ years and has been ordained in the C&MA for over 9 years. Most recently before being the Lead Pastor at IAC, he was the College and Campus Plant Pastor at Allegheny Center Alliance Church. He has written several books, which include What Good is Jesus? And the forthcoming Unleash- Empowering the Next Generation Of Leaders.

  • Kellie mccully

    children's ministry director

    Kellie began serving on staff at IAC on June 8, 2015. She grew up in the rural Donegal PA area where God began preparing her for children’s ministry.  

    Kellie has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Westmoreland County Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Seton Hill University. She loves Jesus, her family and her ministry! 

  • Bryan Gillenwater

    youth MINISTRY Director

    Bryan has a background in Young Life and most recently taught secondary math at Seeds of Faith Christian Academy.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and, upon graduating, was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy.  He was also enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Western Seminary in Portland, OR.  For Bryan, living out the Gospel in daily life and becoming more like Jesus is true Living.

  • Candy Deemer

    Church admin

    Candy Deemer enjoys her work as Administrative Assistant since starting in this position in September 2010.  Candy, as her name suggests, was destined to love chocolate.  The sign plague on her office desk of “Chocolate Understands” is very appropriate!

  • Ed & jean Cunnings

    CHURCH clean up crew

    Ed and Jean are long-time members of Indiana Alliance Church who are on staff as the Janitorial crew. They love the Lord, His church, each other and this country. Together they are a mighty force for the Lord!