We're excited to have a great lineup of speakers this summer at Durley. Learn more about them below. This page will be updated as the summer approaches.
Paul Alf is the Lead Pastor at Moundford Free Methodist Church in Decatur, IL. Paul has a deep passion for growing relationships with people. His deepest desires are to build REAL relationships and do whatever it takes so others might feel the enduring love of Jesus through his actions and words. He also enjoys leading others into the presence of God through passionate and intimate worship through music and studying scripture. Paul is an avid sports fanatic and great family man, he can often be found playing sports with his kids in the backyard! He and his wife, Tiffany, have been married over 10 years and are taking in every moment as parents to their 3 children!
Ethan is the Elementary Ministry Director at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, Michigan where his wife, Hannah, is also a Worship Leader. They have a beautiful and hilarious 1 year old daughter, Olivia. Ethan has been in Children’s Ministry for five years and is passionate about teaching students to follow Jesus. He LOVES being a husband, father, and Pastor. He is also a massive Star Wars geek, master LEGO builder, Michigan Wolverine, and loves to sing.
Christie has been the director of Grade School Ministries at Greenville Free Methodist Church for 13 years. A mom of three, wife, and former public school teacher, Christie loves ministering to kids and helping them to learn and embrace all that they receive as children of God and be the church of today.
Laura is the children’s pastor at Ferndale Free Methodist Church (Ferndale, MI) where she has been since Decemberof 2018. A Greenville native and former Durley Camp counselor, Pastor Laura has a heart for kids, camp, and Jesus. She is a strong believer that children are a vital part of the church and are never too young to do big things for God.
Greg is a former radio program director and on-air guy who transitioned to ministry and spent nearly two decades pastoring in the Free Methodist church, most recently at Hope Church in Rushville, IL. Greg is a published author; his first book is, “I Will Walk With You (Following Jesus to the Side of Those Who Suffer).” He has taken a leave of absence from pastoral ministry to write his next two books, and is also serving as director of communications at a church in downtown Peoria. He has also been blessed to speak at teen camps and events in Gateway and Wabash conferences, as well as at Oakdale Christian Academy.
You can learn more about Greg and his ministry at www.gregfish.me.
Peter Hough is a native of Kansas City, MO, who met his wife, Stephanie, at Truman State University. He received his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. After eight years in the Los Angeles area, the Houghs moved to Alton, IL, in the summer of 2010 so Peter could serve as Associate Pastor at Emmanuel Free Methodist Church. The Alton Mission was launched by Emmanuel in 2011 and Peter was commissioned to lead it. The Alton Mission is continually growing into its calling as a reconciling community and learning the difference between being a church for the poor and a church of the poor.