“We are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:15b-16 (NASB)


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Disciplemaking Over Lunch is a podcast discussing the ideas and practices of making disciples of Jesus. We believe the best conversations happen over lunch, so grab your lunch or favorite snack, and join us as we discuss how to have  – and help others have  – a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Mrs. Lisa L. Vogan, CWM

Disciplemaking Specialist
Northeastern District of the C&MA

As a licensed Disciplemaking Specialist for the Northeastern District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, specializing in Children’s ministry, Lisa spends her time coaching, consulting, equipping, speaking and facilitating leadership growth across the District and the United States. Under the leadership of Melissa J. MacDonald, she serves as a Regional Connector for the National Children’s Ministry Team of the C & M A and a Coach for the Children’s Disciplemaking Leadership Certificate Course(CDLC). Lisa is certified as a National Trainer for Plan to Protect™. With over 30 years of ministry experience within discipleship and leadership contexts, Lisa’s greatest passion is to encourage, equip and empower ministry volunteers and leaders--strengthening the impact in our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.




Rev. PJ Bogoniewski

The Alliance Church of Cheektowaga
104 Cromwell Dr., Depew, NY 14043

PJ has served in full-time ministry with the Alliance for more than 15 years. He has served as a youth pastor, lead pastor, and now as the church planter/lead pastor of the Alliance Church of Cheektowaga (near Buffalo, NY). During that time he's been studying, writing, and teaching on the topic of healthy church ministry. His passion is equipping people to Make Disciples and then developing a framework for disciplemaking to occur organically. PJ is also a writer. To date he's written over 100 plays designed for use in churches and three books to equip the people of God to develop into mature disciples of Jesus and Christ and make more disciples. You can find out more info on his writings at www.ActsofLight.com.





Rev. Brian R. French

Trinity Alliance Church
1275 Spencerport Rd., Rochester, NY 14606

Brian has served as a pastor in churches in both Canada and the US since 1998.  He is currently the Lead Pastor of Trinity Alliance Church in Rochester, NY.  Brian’s passion is to see people take steps of faith (even risky steps) as they follow God’s plan for their lives.  He enjoys reading, playing music, watching hockey (go Leafs go!), baseball (Let’s go Blue Jays!) and football (G-MEN!).  He also has a love for playing and streaming online computer games.



Rev. Dénes F. House

New Beginnings
35 DeGarmo Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

I worked in college ministry for ten years and have served as a Pastor in the Alliance since 2006. I have taught Old Testament Survey and Introduction to Preaching at the college level, and World-view analysis and Western Civilization at the high school level. My passions include college ministry, the Old Testament, building communities of people who are united by Christ but divided in other ways, the arts and Christian faith, training people to study the Bible for themselves, premarital counseling, reaching out to nerds, and expository preaching. And I love Star Trek.





Mrs. Kristin Swan

Director of Children's Ministries

Beartown Road Alliance Church
21 Beartown Road, Painted Post, NY 14870

I believe the Lord prepared me to serve as Director of Children’s Ministries at  Beartown Road Alliance Church by arranging my life around both teaching and volunteering. My passions are that kids’ hearts and lives are changed by Christ (2 Cor. 5:17) and that volunteers are encouraged and equipped to help change those hearts and lives!


Miss Jessica Sears
Administrative Assistant, DDMT

117 Chestnut St., Springville, NY 14141

Jessica participated in an Envision internship in Burkina Faso, Africa teaching English to adults and is the Church Planter Kids Chairperson for the NED Great Commission Women. Jessica is a full-time nanny and currently working on a Master's in Education for Teaching English as a Second Language in Adult/Collegiate education.



Pastor Reid A. Walsh
Youth Point Person, DDMT

Parkside Bible Church
491 Eastern Blvd., Watertown, NY 13601

Reid has been in the NED since 2014 as Youth Pastor at Parkside Bible Church in Watertown, NY. He graduated in 2003 from Messiah College with a BA in Christian Ministries and an emphasis in youth. He has pastored in youth, young adult, college & career and worship ministries in previous churches, serving as full-time, bi-vocational and volunteer ministry leadership in that time. He has a heart for helping people becoming fully devoted, lifelong disciples of Christ, which will, in turn, produce more Christ followers as they serve God's Kingdom in reaching others. As a native New Englander (living in exile), he enjoys cheering for the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Cetics and rubbing all those championships in at the Bills, Giants, Yankees and Ranger fans!