Our Elders

You can contact an elder by using this email: 

elders@richfieldlife.com

  • Aaron Benner, Lead Pastor

    Aaron has been the lead pastor at RLMC since 2011 and has been attending the church for  sixteen years. He served as Associate Pastor for five years. Aaron lives in Richfield and is married to Nicole, his wife of twenty-one years. Aaron and Nicole have three children, Madeline, Lydia, and Braden. Aaron enjoys hanging out with his family, reading, riding motorcycle and camping.

     

  • Joel Snyder, Pastor of Ministry and Outreach

    Joel has been on staff at RLMC for over thirty-four years. He served as the Youth Pastor for a number of years and is now the Pastor of Outreach and Ministry. He lives in Richfield and is married to Jana, his wife of thirteen years. Joel and Jana have a daughter, Ella. Joel is also the owner of Cruiser’s Café in Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA. He enjoys people, traveling and all things technical.


  • Ken Alderfer

    Ken has been an elder at RLMC for eight years and has been attending the church for            forty-two years. Ken also serves as a greeter on Sunday mornings and a volunteer leader with Youth Ministries. He lives in McAlisterville and is married to Lori, his wife of thirty-eight years. Ken and Lori have four grown children and three grandchildren. Ken likes to go metal detecting, hunting, and playing with his grandchildren in his spare time.

     

  • Bryan Alderfer

    Bryan has been an elder at RLMC for two years and has been attending the church for forty-one years. Bryan also serves in other areas of ministry at RLMC such as: Sunday School teacher, song leader, and AWANA leader. He is married to Lisa, his wife of thirty-seven years. Bryan and Lisa have three grown children and four grandchildren. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys teaching Sunday School and in his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, and go fishing with friends and family.

     

  • Mike Yakamook

    Mike has been an elder at RLMC since 2018 and has been attending the church for eleven years. Mike also serves as a Sparks director in AWANA. He lives in Mt. Pleasant Mills and is married to Colene, his wife of eleven years. Mike and Colene have three children, Noah, Aaron, and Naomi. In his spare time, Mike likes to spend time with his family and going fishing and hunting. 

     

  • Bill Troxell

    Bill has been an elder (formerly a deacon) at RLMC since 2020 and previously served eight years as deacon. He has been attending the church for twenty-four years.  He lives in Richfield and is married to Cheryl, his wife of twenty-seven years. Bill is involved in AWANA and also serves as a Sunday School teacher and on the Building Committee.

     

  • Jim Mast

    Jim has been an elder at RLMC since 2020 and has been attending the church for four years. He also serves as a Sunday School teacher. Jim lives in Middleburg with Christine, his wife of thirty-one years. For relaxation Jim likes to read, watch movies, or just hang out with the family. Jim and Christine have five children, three grown and two at home, Kiersten and Jessica, and one awesome grandson.