Pastor Randy was born and raised on a farm/ranch in Alberta, Canada. He reflects the saying "you can take the boy off the farm but you can't take the farm out of the boy" in that he has a love for small towns and rural people. Randy spent several years farming before he realized God was calling him into the ministry. After earning his pastoral degree at Canadian Bible College in 1989, he began ministry as a youth pastor at Fort McMurray Alliance Church. Since then Randy has served as an associate pastor in Linden, Alberta, then as a solo pastor in Townsend, MT. He completed a master's degree in Ministry and Leadership at Ambrose University College in Calgary, Alberta in 2009 and has been serving as senior pastor of Plains Alliance Church since then. Together with his wife, Sharon, they have four children, three of whom are married with eight children among them. Randy and Sharon are enjoying this stage of life as grandparents.
Pastor John was born in Washington State. At the age of twelve his family moved to Dillon, Montana. Pastor John grew up going to church and in 1997/1998 went to Montana Wilderness School of the Bible located near Augusta, Montana. After MWSB, Pastor John went into construction where he was in the Masonry trade for several years. After an injury, he went to serve at Camp Bighorn as the Operation Director from 2004-2007. Since January of 2008, he has served as an Associate Pastor here at Plains Alliance. Pastor John completed the Ministerial Study Program offered through the Christian and Missionary Alliance in January of 2016. Pastor John was ordained by the Christian and Missionary Alliance in December of 2016. Pastor John is married to Gennifer, and they have two kids, Derick and Kimberly.
Ashley Jelich was born in Wisconsin, adopted as a baby, and raised in Waukesha, WI. Her family came to Christ when she was about 10 years old, from which time she began pursuing the Savior. She has always felt a pull towards church ministry and a desire to serve others. She graduated from Emmaus Bible College in 2014, majoring in Biblical Studies and Counseling, with a Minor in Youth Ministry. After school, she moved to Montana, and worked for a year at a Therapeutic Behavioral Girls Ranch in Eureka. After the Ranch, God planted a deep love in her spirit for the people and town of Plains. She began attending and serving at the Alliance Church while working different jobs in the medical field in the community. Fall 2017 she moved to WI to help with her family, but God brought her back to plant roots in Plains in March 2019. She serves as Office Administrative Assistant at the Alliance, and spends time serving in different ministries of the church, hanging out with students, cooking, and enjoying God's creation.