Rich Allen

I was born in Warren, Ohio near Youngstown in 1969. After graduating from Niles McKinley High School, I moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. I trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord & personal Savior on April 26, 1997. I met my beautiful, godly wife Marta at my home church right about the time God was revealing His calling for me into pastoral ministry in 2003. We married in 2005 and shortly thereafter, I left my corporate job while attending seminary at Ashland Theological Seminary where I received my Masters of Divinity in 2009. My purpose in life is to live into my personal relationship with Jesus, the One who has redeemed and continues to transform me, so that I might be of use to my King to help others come to know and be transformed by Him.


Leesburg UMC is searching for a Director of Youth and Family Ministries. The person that fills this position would lead our youth ministry as well as work with ministry leaders in children's ministry to coordinate ministry efforts.

This position includes:
  • Leading our senior & junior high youth group as well as their Sunday school class
  • Coordinating with ministry leaders for our middle school youth group
  • Coordinating ministry efforts with ministry leaders for our children's ministry efforts
  • Recruiting servants from our church fellowship to serve in children's & youth ministry
  • Coordinating with ministry leaders on our teen and family outreach events

This position is full-time (roughly 35 hours per week) and compensation is a salary of $25,000 along with a $3000 ARP.

To express interest in this position or to receive the full job description, please contact Pastor Rich Allen at either 937-780-9381 or 



Michelle Caldwell

Michelle has taken over the Treasurer position from Ike Hodson who served faithfully for many, many years!


Elaine Balsley

Elaine & husband, Cap, are originally from Pittsburgh, PA and now are residents of Highland Co. Elaine serves as our church secretary and makes sure the various office duties are done each week. She and Cap are involved in many church groups and activities, including the Family Fun & Movie Night.