Church Updates


Further questions and comments can be directed to Pastor Adam Williams or the Search Committee.

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For employment information, see KAC's Employment Page.


May 26th, 2023 - Interim Lead Pastor Update

Our Elder-Oversight board has appointed Adam Williams as Interim Lead Pastor. He will be the main preacher and will be helping to cast vision as we transition and search for a new Lead Pastor.

Our Youth Ministry is in good hands as Adam will continue to work with them but Brit Walker and the student interns have and will be continuing to invest in our students.

Joe Zach is joining staff! We are excited to add Joe Zach to our staff as Associate Pastor of Discipleship. He will be working with Men's ministries, Discipleship groups and assisting with preaching. Welcome to the team Joe!

July 26, 2023 - Search Committee Update

Our Bylaws state that when we are looking for a new Lead Pastor, the Elder/Oversight Board will appoint a Search Committee. This Search Committee is composed of elders and lay members.

Search Committee members are:

  • Bob Oursler, Chair, Elder
  • Jeff Camp, Vice Chair
  • Dan Fleming
  • Gary Stanton
  • Jan Mansfield
  • Jon Kiddy, Secretary
  • Lisa Scaglione
  • Rob Pusateri
  • Sue Bostaph

On May 11th the Search Committee had a two hour training conducted by the Northeastern District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance to learn about the committee's duties and help them feel confident to proceed.

The committee continues to meet and review resumes sent from the district office. There has been some interest but nothing notable to report at this time.

May 1st, 2023 - Lead Pastor Job Posting

On May 1st the following job posting went out to our district, the Alliance denomination, and several job search platforms.

Lead Pastor


Kenmore Alliance Church, located in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY, is seeking a Lead Pastor who is gospel centered and excited about our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ who make disciples. He will focus on preaching, spiritual leadership and staff development.

With a multi-staff team and average Sunday attendance of 500, we are looking for a dynamic leader and excellent communicator who will encourage and lead the church’s vision and mission, build relationships and guide us into the next season.

The ideal candidate will have

  • Preaching and pastoral experience in a medium to large size church
  • C&MA licensure, or able to meet licensing and ordination requirements of the C&MA
  • Excellent team building and leadership qualities
  • Ability to oversee and cast vision for budget management

If you are excited to lead a growing church and staff and value families, outreach and personal growth through Bible study and relationships, we’d love to talk to you.

C&MA General Council Decisions

Our denominational Council met in May 2023 and voted on some changes to the polity of the Alliance. You can read a one-page summary here. Each local congregation has the autonomy to interpret these beliefs within the boundaries the denomination sets. You can read KAC's statement of gender roles as specified in our by-laws HERE.

FAQs - Things you might be wondering

How long will this process take?

Our District Superintendent said 6 months to a year would be likely. Depending on the candidate it could take more or less time.

How can I give my thoughts on the process?

We have set up a dedicated email to collect thoughts, comments and concerns. This will help streamline the information and keep it all in a single place. You can send thoughts and comments to

How is the Pastor chosen/called?

According to our Bylaws, the Elder/Oversight Board call the Lead Pastor. Before that, the Search Committee will review applications, resumes and references. Once they have narrowed that down, they present the candidate to the Elders. There will be time in the process for the congregation to meet the candidate, experience their preaching and interact though no congregational vote is necessary to proceed.

Jones Family Updates

We are thankful for the 18 years of pastoral leadership Charles has provided to Kenmore Alliance Church. He began his ministry here as a Worship Pastor and transitioned about 6 years ago to the Lead Pastor role. His wife Michelle has been part of this church her whole life, growing up with KAC as they moved from a small church in Kenmore to the current and larger facility here in Tonawanda.

Charles and his family will be moving to Mississippi to plant a church! This is a big change, a big calling and a big move. But we serve a BIGGER God who has all these things in His hands! We send them out with blessings, though that is met with both joy and sadness.

Jones family