Our Staff

John Kitchen

John became our Senior Pastor in 2001. He came to know Christ as his Savior in his home town in central Iowa while in junior high school. John became convinced of God’s call to ministry while making a living in sporting goods at age 21. Later, while in college, he met and then married Julie. […]

Phil Chapman

Pastor Phil Chapman joined the staff of SAF as Assistant Pastor in September 2017 after serving for several years in ministry as a Hospice Chaplain.  Phil has been married to his wife Andrea since 2003, and together they have four sons, Caleb, Luke, Ezekiel, and Thomas.  In the fall, Phil can be found watching lots of football.  In […]

Chris Miletti

Chris became our youth pastor in the spring of 2018. He did not grow up in a Christian home, but came to know Christ at SAF in the summer of 2003. In 2005 Chris married his wife Amy, and now has 4 children. Chris heard God’s call into ministry later in life. He followed God’s […]

Don Miller

Don assumed his duties as Pastor of Discipleship in January of 2006 following a career in sales. He has attended Stow Alliance Fellowship for 25 years and has been active in lay leadership. While a student at Kent State University, Don came to know Jesus Christ as Savior after reading a gospel tract from SAF. He […]

Julie Kitchen

Julie became the Director of Worship Ministries in the summer of 2005. She committed her life to Christ at the age of 10. While going to an Alliance church in Minnesota, Julie committed herself to serving God fulltime during her teen years. She went to Crown College and met her husband John. During John’s seminary […]

Darlene Risjan

Darlene joined our staff as Director of Children’s Ministries in June of 2015. She received Christ as her Savior at a young age and dedicated her life to full time ministry in high school. In response to that calling, Darlene attended Nyack College in Nyack, NY where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary education. She then continued on and […]

Jeanne Crowe

Jeanne joined the staff as Preschool Administrator in summer of 2014 after being a teacher/assistant with the preschool for three years. She came to know Christ as Savior at an early age at Chapel Hill Church. Jeanne started attending Stow Alliance Fellowship with her family at age eleven. She felt God’s call to ministry while […]

Bill Azzarello

Bill became the Facilities Manager at Stow Alliance Fellowship in February 2012. He retired from the furniture industry and welcomes the opportunity to serve the Lord at his home church. Bill married his sixth grade sweetheart, Barb, and they have raised three children and are proud to be grandparents. Bill enjoys cooking, fishing and traveling […]

Marlynn Soliwoda

Marlynn joined the SAF staff as the Office Administrator in 2019. She was raised in a Christian home, and dedicated her life to Christ as a teenager.  Marlynn has been a member of Stow Alliance Fellowship since moving to Stow in 2002 with her family, and is active in the Worship Ministry as a singer.  […]

Michelle Davis

Michelle joined our Stow Alliance Fellowship staff in August of 2013. She came to know Christ as her Savior at a young age. She has always been active in her faith at a church locally in Cuyahoga Falls in the areas of Children’s Ministry, Youth, Choir, Women’s Craft Night, and various other committees she belonged […]