Brad Allison
Senior Pastor
Role Responsibility:

In his role as Senior Pastor, Brad provides leadership for all other AVPC pastors and staff. His main duties include preaching most Sundays, leading and shepherding the Session of the church (AVPC’s primary governing board consisting of shepherding elders), and serving as the pastoral staff member of our Adult Discipleship Ministries Team.


About:

Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Brad Allison has been pastor of AVPC since 1993. Prior to that, he planted a church in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and then pastored that same church for nine years.

 

He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1981, after which he served three years as Assistant Pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia before moving to Maryland. He and his wife, Wendy, have three children: Matthew, Meredith, and Kathryn.

Steve Whitner
Minister of Worship
Role Responsibility:

As pastor of worship, Steve provides leadership in 2 main areas - 1. Planning and leading our worship music, 2. leadership development and discipleship within AVPC worship ministry. He serves alongside other pastors and elders in shepherding the members at Altadena Valley.


About:

Steve, the son of a PCA minister, grew up in the Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia. He graduated from King College in Bristol, Tennessee, received an M.A. Degree in Church Music from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, an M.Div. from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, and a D.Min. from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. Steve is married to Tracy and they have three children: Stephanie, Michael, and Rachel. In addition to his love of music, Steve enjoys playing and watching sports, hiking, camping, and reading. He has been employed at AVPC since 1990.

Michael MacCaughelty
Pastor of Mercy and Outreach
Role Responsibility:

In his role as Pastor of Mercy and Outreach, Michael has the privilege of praying for members, teaching, encouraging, providing care, and equipping others to do the same through all of life’s joys and sorrows. He serves with the Outreach Ministry Team to develop, implement, and oversee a comprehensive strategy to equip our church in outreach and evangelism. Michael serves alongside other pastors and elders in shepherding the members at Altadena Valley.


About:

Michael was born on an air force base in California, but considers Statesboro, GA his hometown. He and his wife Amy met in Birmingham when Michael was in seminary at Beeson Divinity School. He was Assistant Pastor here from 1999-2003 serving the youth and adult ministries. Before moving back to Birmingham, he served as pastor of the PCA church in Monroeville, AL. They have 4 children who continually keep them in awe of God’s grace and mercy. Michael enjoys pretty much any outdoor activity that keeps him active, music, art, and listening to people’s stories.

Clint Cvacho
Youth Director
Role Responsibility:

As Youth Director, Clint has the joy of spending time with our 6th-12th grade students and pointing them to Jesus as their hope in life at a time when they are anticipating all that life has to offer. Clint is called to serve students and their families as he equips them for relationship with and fruitful service to the Lord. In this role Clint oversees weekly events, including Sunday school, youth group, and community groups, equipping leaders to share in this vital ministry.


About:

Clint was born and raised in Birmingham. He graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in history in 2000 and in 2009 he earned an M.A. degree in history from the same institution. His plan was to earn a PhD in history and teach at the university level. The Lord’s plan was for Clint to teach junior high and high school history at Restoration Academy for 13 years, and then begin his ministry here, at AVPC. He is married to the beautiful Silena Morrison Cvacho and they have three children; Will, Francie, and Vivien.

Blake Harris
Adult Ministry Leader
Role Responsibility:

In his role as Associate Pastor, Blake seeks to initiate and facilitate discipleship and community among various adult groups at AVPC, specifically our young adults and Men’s Ministry.


About:

Blake was raised in Birmingham, AL, and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Communication. After college, he served as an Intern for Reformed University Fellowship for two years at Washington and Lee University. Blake returned to Birmingham to study at Beeson Divinity School and he graduated with his M.Div. in December 2017. He joined the staff of AVPC in June 2017 and now serves as the Associate Pastor for Adult Ministries. Blake and Danielle got married in July 2018, and in his free time, Blake enjoys spending time with Danielle and their two kids, hiking, and eating cereal.

Heather Sommer
Director Of Women’s Ministries
Role Responsibility:

Heather serves as the Director of Women’s Ministries. She oversees the essentials for building community and spiritual growth for the women of AVPC – Bible study, discipleship, and fellowship. Heather also serves as our Worship Administrative Assistant, Missions Administrative Assistant, and Financial Administrator.


About:

Heather joined the staff at AVPC in December 2018. She was born and raised in Washington State. She married Bill in 1992 and spent the next 23 years as a Navy wife traveling from duty station to duty station while raising their three sons, Joseph, Eric, and Daniel. Needing a place to call home following Bill’s Naval career, they chose Birmingham. Heather earned her BS in Business Administration – Project Management from Liberty University. She enjoys time with her family, traveling, and coffee with friends.

Catie Lumpkin
Director of Children’s Ministries
Role Responsibility:

Catie serves as our Director of Children’s Ministries. She oversees and coordinates all children’s activities, including Sunday school, worship center, summer Camp Solid Rock, and our annual Trunk or Treat. Catie works with the Children’s Ministry Team to show and teach the love of Jesus to the children we serve and to partner with parents in their efforts of Christian education.


About:

Catie and her husband Jamie have attended Altadena since 2001 when they were married. However, Altadena and its ministry of God’s House have been part of Caties life since she began attending there when she was two years old. Together, she and Jamie have six children: Caleb, Benjamin, Daniel, Bentley, Ayla Joy, and Isaac. Catie is honored to serve on staff as the children’s ministry director as Altadena has so faithfully partnered with them in showing and teaching her children the love of Jesus.

Anna Waldrip
Church Administrator
Role Responsibility:

As Church Administrator, Anna serves as a liaison between Altadena’s staff, ministry leaders, congregants and church visitors. She directs the administration of day-to-day operations of the church, oversees church communications and digital presence, manages church database and serves as our human resource facilitator. She also provides administrative support for various staff and ministry teams.


About:

Anna was born and raised in Birmingham and grew up at Altadena. She graduated from Auburn University with a BA in Creative Writing in 2020. While at Auburn, she felt God calling her to a career in church administration. Anna worked for three years as the Ministry Assistant at Riverside Baptist Church in Helena before answering the call to come home to Altadena. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading, writing stories, singing, crochet, cross stitch, and watching Auburn sports.

Connor Bingham
Church Administrative Assistant
Role Responsibility:

In his role as Church Administrative Assistant, Connor is responsible for greeting guests, call management, and a variety of other assistance and information duties. Connor provides graphic design and administrative support for all church ministries.


About:

Originally from Mississippi, Connor has been at Altadena since 2021 and has enjoyed serving alongside the people of AVPC. Connor attended Belhaven University and graduated with a BFA in Theatre in 2017. There he met his lovely wife, Christy, and soon after God brought them to Altadena. When not serving as our administrative assistant, he can be found playing percussion on Altadena’s worship team. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, improv, and spending time with his family.

Alli Campbell
Nursery Director
Role Responsibility:

As our Nursery Director, Alli provides leadership and oversight to our ministry that serves children from birth to kindergarten and their families. Alli is responsible for scheduling workers to take care of the little ones during worship services, Bible studies, group meetings and other events that require childcare.


About:

Alli was born and raised in Pensacola, FL and graduated from the University of West Florida in Elementary Education. After marrying her high school sweetheart, Zac, the Campbells moved around and landed in Birmingham which they now call home. Altadena has been a vital place in the life of Alli's family and she loves calling AVPC her church home. Zac and Alli have 4 beautiful children: Ty, Raegan, Cooper, and Elle. They have attended AVPC since 2007.

Dave Mayhew
Facilities Manager
Role Responsibility:

In his role of Facilities Manager, Dave oversees the daily care and maintenance of the entire church campus, including Altadena House, Altadena Park and God’s House Kindergarten buildings. He also works closely with the Facilities Team on major maintenance projects.


About:

Dave joined our staff in September 2022 as our full-time facilities manager. As a previous owner of a small construction company, Dave is well-equipped to tackle the varied jobs required to keep our facilities up-to-date and looking great! Dave enjoys the outdoors and looks forward to spending time on his boat.

Callen Moyer
Girl's Discipleship Director
Role Responsibility:

Callen serves as the Girls’ Discipleship Director for youth ministry. She has the privilege of helping encourage our amazing 6th-12th grade students, especially our young ladies. In a world that is constantly telling them what they are not and who they should be, Callen reminds them of who they are in Christ as she teaches and loves them during church activities and throughout the week. She is instrumental in planning both weekly and special events for the youth as well as leading the midweek community group for high school girls and helping with teaching in Sunday school.


About:

Callen was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and has attended Altadena Valley Presbyterian since she was four years old. She is a second grade teacher at Chelsea Park Elementary School and loves working with students of all ages. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Nick, and were married in October of 2021. They have two pups, Moose and Macho, which are their babies. Some of her favorite things to do are drinking coffee, cozying up on the couch with a good book, and going on family walks.  

Michael Whitner
Youth Worship Director
Role Responsibility:

Michael seeks to enhance AVPC youth’s love for God by providing musical, spiritual, and Biblical training. He leads the Youth praise band, allowing them to gain experience in worship and music ministry, and he encourages leadership among youth who are particularly gifted in these areas.


About:

Michael was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and has been attending AVPC his entire life. Being the son of a music minister, Michael has been involved in helping lead worship since a very early age. He graduated with a degree in Music Composition from Samford University. When not doing something musical, Michael enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Kathy whom he married in July 2020. He also enjoys reading, gaming, and going to the zoo.

Young jin Jeon
Church Organist
Role Responsibility:

Young jin supports the Worship Ministries of Altadena Valley through the performance of the organ and piano. She plays most Sunday mornings and at special events throughout the year.


About:

Originally from South Korea, Young jin has a D.M.A. in Music Composition and Theory from the University of Alabama, an M.M. in Music Composition from Ohio State University, and a B.M. in Music Composition from Ewha Womans University. Young jin is married to Joe and they have one son, Eddy. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading novels. Young jin joined our staff in December 2018.