Pastor Jeff was born and raised in Huntingdon, PA. He received a B.S. in Business from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and worked most recently as a custom woodworker while serving Chambersburg C&MA as a layperson. God called him into full-time Christian ministry at the age of 50, and he has been our lead pastor since 2014. Jeff married Julianna in 1987; they have two wonderful children Kate and Jeffrey, and two grandchildren. Pastor Jeff loves hunting, fishing, golfing, and traveling with his family. His favorite color is orange, and he hasn't met a fruit he doesn't like. Most of all, Pastor Jeff loves his Lord and Savior, Jesus, and wants to please Him in everything he does.
Xavier has been married to Alexandra for 22 years, both born in Quito, Ecuador. They have three children: Valerie, Sofia and Andres. Xavier became a Christ- follower in 1997 at the El Batan Alliance Church in Quito, Ecuador, where he and Alex committed their lives to serve full-time as a church planters. Xavier earned a Bible Studies Certificate at the Alliance Biblical Seminary in Quito. Xavier and his family came to the U.S. in 2006 to complete his studies at Rio Grande Bible College, Edinburg, TX, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. In 2008 he started the El Camino Spanish-speaking church in Mechanicsburg, PA, in partnership with Immanuel Alliance Church. In 2014 he began the Hispanic Ministry in Elizabethtown, PA, in partnership with Elizabethtown Alliance Church. In 2015 he started the El Camino Family Encounter Spanish-speaking ministry in Chambersburg, PA, in partnership with Chambersburg Alliance Church, where he is serving currently. In 2016 Xavier and Pastor Marcelo Castro started a Spanish-speaking ministry in Scranton, PA, in partnership with Steamtown Church. Xavier also serves a part-time role at the District Office of Eastern PA as a Spanish-speaking church planting mobilizer seeking new places, church planters and Alliance partners to start new Hispanic churches. Prior to starting his vocational ministry, he finished Business Administration studies and owned a family business in the hospitality and travel industry. Xavier loves to play and watch soccer with his children, hiking, jogging, reading and watching the news about what is happening worldwide. The Godoy’s favorite verse is Psalm 138:8.
Marcus grew up in Chambersburg, PA, and graduated from Chambersburg High School in 2010. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from Shippensburg University and a M.S. in Mathematics Education from Hood College in Frederick, MD. He was fortunate to get a teaching position at the very high school he graduated from. While in college, Marcus continued to volunteer with his home youth group at Chambersburg Alliance Church. Playing guitar, leading small groups, and even filling in for a few lessons, he felt a strong call to youth ministry. Marcus married Kelsey in 2015 and also became the official youth pastor at Chambersburg Alliance that year. Today, Marcus and Kelsey live on a horse farm where Kelsey does horseback riding lessons, while Marcus continues to teach both mathematics and the youth group. They both love working with the next generation and seek for students to know God and to make Him known.
Martha has been at Chambersburg Alliance Church since 1975 and has seen many changes since then. Her husband Rev. Dennis Chisholm pastored the church for 40 years. Martha and her dog Lady keep things running smoothly in the church office. Her hobbies are dogs, birds, card making, cross-stitching and sewing.