Pastor in Residency

Alan Leach

Alan joined The Valley team in the Spring of 2023.  He has 32 years of ministry experience serving churches in Illinois, Tennessee, Arizona, and Ohio. Alan received a BA in religion from Anderson University in 1990 and was ordained in July 1993.

Alan has been married to his wonderful wife Kimberly for 33 years. They have 2 grown children: Matt & Rachel.  Matt lives in Mount Vernon and works at Mount Vernon Nazarene University while also going to school full-time to become a teacher. Rachel and her husband William live in Sidney. Alan and Kimberly also have four young grandchildren that keep them hopping: Payton, Grayson, Eli, and Oakley.

Alan is currently serving as a pastor in residence. His responsibilities include preaching occasionally, teaching, discipleship, pastoral care and encouragement, and developing leaders.  He is also becoming familiar with the Church of the Nazarene. He is passionate about preaching God’s Word and connecting with people.

Alan loves being outside playing disc golf, hiking, fishing, golfing, bike riding, kayaking, or just playing with the grandkids. He also enjoys spending lots of quality time with his family.