• David Linn 

    Superintendent

    David has served as a church planter, pastor, radio Bible teacher, and writer at various times since 1982. He has studied at Duke University, Talbot School of Theology, Hagan School of Business, and the C. S. Lewis Summer Institute. He co-founded the Care Net Pregnancy Center Of Rockland County, NY. He has served as Board Advisor for Compass Women’s Center and Trinity Christian School, both of Morgantown, WV. He and Barbara have two married sons, Christopher and Alex, and four grandchildren. 

    office@nedcma.org l www.davidbrucelinn.com


  • Barb Linn

    Barb has enjoyed serving alongside her husband in various capacities since they began full-time Christian service. In her current role, she seeks to support and encourage our pastors' wives and women in ministry. She manages the district Hospitality House and invites all district workers to consider using this resource for a personal time of retreat or a family vacation. Barb has an MS in Computer Science and worked on military defense contracts before choosing to leave her secular career to raise two sons and partner in pastoral ministry. She has a deep commitment to the work of Alliance Women and is now serving as the National Secretary. She has over 30 years of experience doing pastor’s taxes. She enjoys almost any athletic activity, running A/V, demolition, and solving annoying computer problems.

    barb.linn@twc.com

  • David Murphy

    Assistant to the Superintendent/Missions Mobilizer

    Dave Murphy served as an Administrator and adjunct professor at Practical Bible Training School (now Davis College) until he began his ministry at Valleyview Alliance Church in May 1991. He served over 24 years as the Lead Pastor at Valleyview and The Bridge Community Center until stepping down on June 28, 2015. During those 24 years, Dave has served on the District Executive Committee, the Licensing, Ordination and Consecration Council and many other District committees. Dave has 28 years of ministry experience in local church ministry, administration and counseling. Dave enjoys reading and playing golf if anyone is interested. Dave and Soni were married on June 19, 1982. They have three grown sons: Benjamin, Zachary (Lindsey), and Jeremiah.

    dmurphy@nedcma.org

  • Sally Fry

    Ministry Specialist

    Sally serves as a Ministry Specialist in the Northeastern District. Before joining the NED team, she worked in higher education for over two decades in Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia in student development and as an adjunct faculty member in both the university setting and in prisons. She holds a MA degree in Instructional Design and Technology from West Virginia University, a MS degree in Education and a BA degree in Psychology from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Her ministry experience includes twenty years in youth ministry, serving on deaconess, benevolent, missions and audio/visual committees, teaching youth and women’s Sunday School classes and Bible studies, serving as a staff advisor to an Intervarsity chapter and involvement with the Great Commission Women. She is a certified trainer with Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strength Deployment Inventory, and True Colors, Inc.

    sfry@nedcma.org

  • Tracy Murphy

    Executive Assistant

    Tracy began serving at the district office in 2009 as the Administrative Assistant to the District Superintendent. Before coming to the district office she was a property and casualty insurance consultant. Recently Tracy completed Empower, a one-year certificate program for ministry women in leadership through the Metropolitan District and Alliance Theological Seminary. Tracy is an Army veteran of military service in Desert Storm (1991) as a Military Police Officer. She and her husband Tom have two adult children and three grandchildren.

    tmurphy@nedcma.org


  • Jon Schuerholz

    Strategic Growth Specialist

    Jon Schuerholz served in our district for 25 years as a youth, associate and senior pastor. He now serves as the Strategic Growth Specialist. Jon coaches pastors and churches on ways to “make growth happen.” He currently lives in Grand Island New York with his wife Esta, four of his five adopted children (oldest serving in the Army), and his father.

    jschuerholz@nedcma.org

  • Lisa Vogan

    Disciplemaking Specialist

    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 a certified Administrator and Trainer for Plan to Protect™. With a Bachelor’s degree from Houghton College, completing Consecration in the C & M A in 2006, and 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. She believes: “Now more than ever we need each other to build the Kingdom of God. We are better together as we bring the love and grace of Jesus Christ into every neighborhood, every home, and heart of every man, woman and child.”

    lvogan@nedcma.org

  • Ed Lyau

    Business Assistant

    Ed Lyau assumed the duties of District Bookkeeper in 2014. He is a lifelong resident of Rome, NY attending the local schools and Alliance church. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York and has worked in technical and manufacturing positions. Ed is privileged and blessed to assist as Business Assistant.

    elyau@nedcma.org


  • Terri Groh

    Alliance Women Director

    Terri serves as Northeastern Alliance Women's Director. She has been in full-time ministry, serving alongside her husband, Dan, for the past 30 years. She is currently the Director of Disciplemaking Ministries at Community Alliance Church in New Haven. Terri holds a BA in Psychology from Nyack College and has over 50 credits from Alliance Theological Seminary towards a Master's of Divinity. She is currently in the process of working on consecration. Terri is an author and has written four women's devotional books - Words of Encouragement for a Discouraged World, One Clear, Still Night, Poured Out and Let's Have Coffee. Dan and Terri have three adult children - Nathan, Stephen and Emily.

    terrigroh@yahoo.com