Ministerial Staff

Matt Coombs

Executive Director of Ministries

Matt grew up in upstate New York. Matt served in the Navy for 22 years holding various leadership, management, and administrative positions in addition to being a P-3 pilot. He met his wife, Katie, in the same church he became a Christian in and while he was in flight training. They married in September of 2000 and are raising four busy children. Throughout his career in the Navy, they have had the opportunity to live in many unique places. Now, having lived in Alexandria and being APC members since 2012, Matt is excited, blessed, and humbled to be joining the APC staff in 2021 and have the opportunity to serve God and to serve others.

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Adam LeRoy

Director of Youth Ministries

Adam oversees APC’s ministry of bringing the light of the gospel to teenagers, both inside the APC family and in our surrounding community.  He desires to see a growing community of teenagers trusting in Jesus and being transformed in the places where they are hurting most, right where they are, just as they are!

God has been opening doors for Adam to work with teens since his college years at JMU, and he has been on staff at APC since 2005.  Adam and his wife Laurie were married in 2001, started attending APC in 2002, and have five children — Mella, Dante, Brody, Asa, and Miles.  They are both blessed to be in service to the King here in Alexandria!

You might find Adam passionately managing one of his boys’ baseball teams, whistling/tapping along to music while he works (on good days), packing his car up to the brim at Costco, or soaking in as much summer sunshine as he is able.

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Mike Powell

Pastoral Associate

Mike and his wife Tracy have been at APC since 2016 as beloved members of our church family. Mike and Tracy are blessed with three adult children Stephen, Grace, and Gloria and two grandchildren Kingston and Zorah.

Mike attended The Philadelphia College of Bible in the 70s where he majored in Pastoral Ministry and developed his gifts of preaching and teaching. He served in several churches as youth leader and assistant to the pastor, before planting Fountain of Life in Alexandria where he pastored for 16 years.

The more time you spend with Mike the more you’ll see his passion for discipleship, shepherding, teaching, and preaching.

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Erin Furgerson

Director of Children's Ministry

As Director of Children’s Ministry, Erin desires to partner with parents as we teach our covenant children about Jesus.  Relying on the Holy Spirit, we disciple our children as their understanding grows. Erin is eager to equip parents, teachers, and volunteers to teach our littlest through elementary-aged children about God’s extraordinary love and model what it looks like to love Him and love others because of the gospel.

Erin loves children, reading, and a cup of good strong tea, as well as kayaking and exploring with her husband, Ryan, and son, Graeme.

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Serenity Novak

Worship Assistant

Serenity’s earliest memories of music in the church are singing in the children’s choir as a second grader. Since then, she has served in music ministry in various capacities and worship traditions throughout the United States. At APC, her contributions include planning and playing in weekly services and coordinating musicians and volunteers. Her hope is for a church that learns and remembers the truths of Scripture and the beauty of Christ through song.

A native of New Jersey, Serenity holds degrees in music from Wheaton College and Baylor University. She enjoys textile crafts, experimenting with sourdough, and traveling and hiking with her husband, Ethan.

Be a part of our team.

Are you ready to be a part of an incredible team dedicated to sharing the Gospel with a world in need? See our available job openings.

Job Openings

Elders & Deacons


Tom Holliday — Teaching Elder, Worship
Josh Diack — Teaching Elder, CFGs, Men’s and Women’s Ministries, and Missions
Marc Allen — Deaconate
Shant Boyajian — Clerk of Session
Matt Brown — One Voice Fellowship
Matt Coombs — Children and Youth Ministries
Rob Fisher — Missions
Ryan Furgerson — Covenant Fellowship Groups
Gary McGee — Administration
Aaron Renenger — Adult Ministries
Jim Taft — Men’s Ministries
Chris Weld – Shepherding


Bruce Barham
Jon Erickson — Chairman
Owen Gentry
Nate Kinder
Emmanuel Lako
Aaron McCauley
Stephen Sylvia
Bill Ward — Secretary
David Williams
Sam White

Women’s Ministries

Staci Root
Lynn Streett

Shepherding Ministry

Christine Brittle
Jeanette Hough

Contact one of our staff members.

If you have questions about faith, APC, or just want to know the best way to get connected at our church, contact our staff members by filling out this form. We can’t wait to hear from you and partner with you as you continue to learn and grow in Christ.