Awakening Alliance Church
Friday, March 23, 2018
Awakening Hope.

Our Team

The Staff and Leadership Team of Awakening Alliance Church
     Rev. Don Hunter and his wife Jewel have served as the lead pastoral          couple with the C&MA since 1988.  In May 2001, they moved with their      daughter Bethany to Ridgway, PA to take pastoral leadership of the      Ridgway Alliance Church. 
     In the spring of 2003, the church moved from its location on South Mill      Street in downtown Ridgway to its current location on Boot Jack Road      in Ridgway Township.  In 2009, the church name was changed from            Ridgway Alliance Church to Awakening Alliance Church, which the      Governing Board felt better reflected the vision and direction of the                                                                       church.
Pastor Don and Jewel believe strongly in team ministry, and are committed to pouring themselves into the Leadership Team at Awakening Alliance so that the leaders can pour themselves into others.
Don & Jewel Hunter
Lead Pastor

     Mike and Dee Streich have been on staff with us since August 2012.
     A gifted singer and guitarist, Mike oversees all aspects of our           worship ministries, including various worship teams and audio/visual      teams. Mike & Dee bring an intense passion for Jesus and an awe at      His goodness to all of our worship!


Mike & Dee Streich
Worship Pastor 


     Nate, along with his wife, Rachel, has joined the staff in January 2018      as the Director of Student Ministries. He currently oversees the      Children's Church K-5 grade program, Kindle Kids, on Sunday      mornings, and leads the 6-12 grade Youth Group, Ablaze Youth, on      Sunday nights. As a 7th and 8th grade teacher, Nate loves working with      students and is blessed to be called to share the love of Jesus with      children of all ages.

     Rachel uses her gifts as a volunteer leader for Kindle Kids and Ablaze      Youth, as well as assist in running the Ablaze Cafe. The Cafe is the      Youth Group's Sunday morning lounge and cafe where students have the opportunity to love and serve the congregation while fundraising for Youth events and activities. She also has a desire to see young adults continue to be connected to one another following Ablaze Youth age, and coordinates the young adult group, Ember Young Adults. She is excited to provide a ministry that connects and provides fellowship time for brothers and sisters in Christ."'

Nate & Rachel Shaffer
Director of Student Ministries