Our Staff

John Kitchen

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. […]

Pastor 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 […]

We are currently seeking God’s provision for our next Youth Pastor. Please pray with us for wisdom in discerning God’s will and provision in this. If you are interested in or have questioned about this position of service, please contact John Kitchen, Senior Pastor (jkitchen@stowalliance.org)

Don Miller

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 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 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 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 […]

Karie Gilley

Karie Gilley

Karie joined our staff in October 2012 as our Secretary only to assume her position as Office Administrator shortly after. Karie started attending Stow Alliance Fellowship with her family before she was a year old. She accepted Christ as her Savior at a very young age and dedicated her life to God’s call to ministry […]

Michelle Davis

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 […]