NHA Board Chair
East Wakefield, New Hampshire
For Jon, unity among followers of Christ emerged as a passion in college when he was serving as a lay leader with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship on his college campus. It continued in the early 2000’s when he co-founded a workplace ministry group within a Fortune 500 company. Participants were diverse but united in their desire to see Christ glorified in their workplace locations throughout the US and UK.
He went on to become a part of the NH Alliance in 2013 after he participated in a Wolfeboro area Night of Worship. The NHA resonated with his sense of calling, and he was interested in the prospect of fostering unity among pastors and Christians in NH. He became a regional coordinator for the Lakes region and a year-and-a-half later, joined the NH Alliance board.
Today Jon, his wife Susan, and their six children live in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire where they’ve been for the past thirteen years. Jon and Susan have been ordained as pastors and serve as elders at the Lakes Region Vineyard Church in Wolfeboro. Jon has also served part-time as a missionary in East Africa for the last ten years. Jon is also the regional coordinator for the new Good Samaritan Network, bringing together recovery resources and training to churches and individuals in NH.
Jon became Chairman of the NHA board in December of 2019. He has a vision for NH being transformed by the love of God in his lifetime, as this love is expressed by Christ-followers in NH who together, in unity, sacrificially lay down their lives to serve others.
Littleton, New Hampshire
Mac and his family were missionaries in France for six years (1979-85) where he pastored a Cambodian refugee church in Lyon. Upon returning to the US, he taught at Woodcrest College (formerly Dallas Bible College) and later connected to Faith Bible Church (FBC) where he accepted the Senior Pastor of in April of 1987.
In 1991, Mac and his church walked in the NH for JESUS March in Concord and joined the movement that became the NHA. After years working to unite local pastors together, the Lord answered his desire for a united pastors’ fellowship, two years ago. Today the group meets monthly with the shared vision to reach their region of the North Country for Christ.
Mac has been a supporter of the vision and mission of the NH Alliance since its inception and has been a Board member for many years. He sees the need, more than ever, for all born-again believers in Jesus Christ to “stand firm in one Spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the Gospel.” (Phil.1:27). Specifically, Mac has a burden to see non-charismatics and charismatics drawn together to reach NH. He holds firm to Paul’s words: “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,” since there is “…one body, one Spirit…one hope…one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and in all. “(Eph.4:3-5).
Joe Johnsick, Sr.
Hooksett, New Hampshire
Joe has a servants heart for bringing the body of Christ to one accord in the name of Jesus .He is honored to join his brothers and sisters,in Christ,on the board of the NHA.
Concord, New Hampshire
Pembroke, New Hampshire
Richie Cayabyab is the Worship Pastor at Grace Capital Church in Pembroke, NH.
Deering, New Hampshire
Heidi Johnson is the Coordinator for External Relations at His Mansion Ministries in Deering, N.H. Heidi has always had a heart for seeing the body of Christ built up and strengthened through the love, grace, and truth of Jesus Christ. While living in her home state of Minnesota, she did this through the performing arts, teaching Sunday School, and leading small groups. Now she is privileged to live amongst and encourage the men and women who come to His Mansion Ministries for healing and restoration from addiction and trauma.
Londonderry, New Hampshire
Unity is something that has been in the hearts of John and his late wife Jane Filmore since before coming to NH. Ten years after getting married in 1971, John asked that the Lord would give him a ‘joint-ministry’ with his wife. There were few examples of this at the time, but it was in their hearts to serve the Lord together. Two years later, in 1983 they said yes to a call to Londonderry, NH from Massachusetts where they planted Zion Christian Fellowship and still serve as Pastors today.
After coming to NH, they were led to the Londonderry Clergy Association. Here, they have worked to grow in love and relationship with other pastors in the community since 1985. Also in the 1980’s a pastor from Allenstown started to invite the pastors from his community to pray with one another, and the movement that started in Allenstown spread to the surrounding community. Soon pastors from throughout NH were invited to partner in prayer.
John and Jane were a part of this prayer movement that went on to become the NH Alliance. Today, John serves on the NHA Board and Prayer Team. In addition to their work with the NHA and pastoring Zion Christian Fellowship, they serve 1269 Café in Manchester and Prayer Strike NH. He currently lives in Londonderry and has three daughters and 12 grandchildren in NH.
Milford, New Hampshire
Paul Sontag has been pastor of Light of the World Christian Church for eight years. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Biology and a focus on equine science, he worked as a farrier and managed horse farms until he attended graduate school for education. Currently, he is enrolled in The Antioch School where he is pursuing a Masters in Ministry.
He is a leader with love for unity amongst leaders and a passion for prayer. He recently followed the Lord’s leading to establish the Milford House of Prayer, that meets weekly out of adjoining space to Light of the World Christian Church. He also helped establish the Souhegan Valley United Prayer ministry, a multi-church effort that holds monthly prayer and worship meetings since 2014, and has led to annual multi-church outreaches and events to serve the community of the Souhegan Valley.
After serving as a Regional Coordinator with the NHA, Paul joined the New Hampshire Alliance Board in the spring of 2017. In addition to his involvement with the NHA, Paul is the director of the Milford Summer Basketball League that serves some 150 youth from ages 10 through high school.
Paul and his wife Joan live in Milford’s neighboring town of Amherst, New Hampshire. They have three grown children – Stephen, David, and Tory who are a large part of their lives. Paul and Joan are now eagerly awaiting their first grandchild.
Ron Moore, Jr.
Merrimack, New Hampshire
Pastor Ron Moore, Jr. has been credentialed with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) since 1987 and ordained since 2003. Church @ the Intersection is a part of the IPHC, but functions as an interdenominational church in practice. Pastor Ron served as a board member with the Regeneration Network Ministries of New England, which is a part of the IPHC.
Pastor Ron attended Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX in 1985-86, and then received his BS (2001) and MS (2003) from FSU in Atmospheric Meteorology and Social Sciences and in Geography, specializing in Hurricane Climatology.
Laconia, New Hampshire
Bryan McCormack first connected to the NH Alliance while serving as the Executive Director of Cornerstone Action and Policy Research, with the shared goal of seeing NH Churches effectively mobilized to influence NH for Christ. This was in 2014, but his heart for unity in the Church finds its roots in his childhood.
Bryan says he remembers being 9-years old and asking his parents why there were seven different churches in a two-mile radius of his hometown in Laconia. Even then he says he had an intuitive sense that God’s expression for His Body could be more unified thinking “We’re all Christians and should be working toward the same end.” This initiated a heart and prayer focus for John 17-unity that has carried into adulthood.
Since first connecting to the NHA through Cornerstone in 2014, his involvement with the NHA increased, joining the NHA Outreach Team in 2016 and the NHA Board in 2017. Of John 17 unity, he says “it’s a passion of mine because I know that’s not God intended it to be.”
Bryan also sits on the board of NH Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is the Head Coach of St. Anselm’s Club Hockey Team. He has his undergraduate degree from St. Anselm’s and works throughout New England in equipment sales. He attends New Testament Christian Fellowship in Manchester, NH.
Keene, New Hampshire
Tom’s passion for unity in the Body of Christ has come from his varied church, educational, and professional backgrounds, and it’s been strengthened by a hunger for revival.
After coming to Christ through Evangelical, Pentecostal, Liturgical, and Charismatic believers, he got his Master’s in Divinity from Gordon-Conwell (an Evangelical Reformed seminary). He then went on to get his Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary (a Methodist seminary), as part of a cohort associated with Randy Clark and Global Awakening Ministry. Tom has also worked for The Salvation Army as a social worker and statewide youth program director and currently attends a Salvation Army church. These experiences have increased his love for the Church of Jesus Christ in all its varied expression.
After experiencing revival profoundly in Toronto in the 1990’s, and in Florida through the ministry of Rodney Howard-Browne, he and his wife Ann launched their ministry, FirstLoveWorks. The mission is to promote revival by providing people opportunities to personally experience the love and the presence of the Holy Spirit. They have the conviction that revival is strengthened and sustained when the church comes together in loving unity.
Accordingly, Tom’s doctoral thesis explores how love for God and fellow believers is essential to sustaining revival and maximizing its impact. Tom has been connected to the New Hampshire Alliance through ministry in New England and working together on various projects, including his thesis. He now serves on the NH Alliance Board. He and Anne live in Keene and just celebrated their 25th anniversary this year.
Derry, New Hampshire
Born in Colombia South America, Juan became a believer while serving in the Colombian army in 1986. After working as an electronic engineer for four years at the Pontifical Javeriana University and actively serving at his Filadelfia home church in Bogotá, he and his wife Ana responded to a full time ministry calling to minister the Gospel in 1996. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in the year 2,000, Juan joined LifeWay Church as the worship leader. He currently serves as lead pastor of LifeWay Church along with his wife and four children. Their passion is to see a new generation of worshipers and leaders who boldly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus from New England to the ends of the earth.
Lakes Region, NH
Pastor Scott has been the Lead Pastor of New Hampton Community Church since Sept. 11, 2001. Building a Christ centered leadership team who are passionate about people has been the catalyst for growing disciples which has resulted in an irresistible environment. His focus has been to build a relevant intergenerational worship experience, Life Groups (60% participation) and develop Family and Children ministry. Pastor Scott also serves with the Department of Professional Ministries of the American Baptist Churches Vermont-New Hampshire Region (ABCVNH), chaired the Regional search committee in 2012. Having a passion for the local church, Pastor Scott joined the NHA Board in 2018 and is excited about building unity in the Body of Christ. Scott and his wife have two children and enjoy living in the Lakes Region.