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.



Mitch is a senior in the Christian Ministries program at Ohio Christian University. He's originally from Columbus, Ohio and is an avid Buckeye fan! Growing up in a single parent home, Mitch has a strong heart for young people and desire to help all young people to succeed and achieve all God has for them. As a freshman in high school, he came to saving knowledge of the Lord and knows first-hand how important youth ministry can be. Mitch's wife Raeann is a Miami (OH) Graduate and has degrees in both Family Studies and Spanish. She currently is studying pastoral counseling at the Methodist Theological School of Ohio. Both Mitch & Raeann are very excited to be involved in the ministry of Leesburg UMC!



Currently Seeking Applicants for This Position

The goal of our Praise Team Leader is to bring passionate music to our worship service on Sunday mornings.



Ike Hodson

Ike has attended the LUMC since he was 4 years old.  He and Cindy raised their children Chad and Holly in this church.


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.