Meet Our Leadership

Jon Trainer, Teaching Elder

Jon and his wife, Linda, have served the congregation at NAEFC since the birth of the church. Linda is a math teacher at Reynoldsburg High School, while Jon also ministers as a chaplain in the United States Air Force (Ohio ANG). Jon and Linda have two adult children, Lauren and Jonathan (Jay). Jay is a senior at Cedarville University, while Lauren is a critical care nurse and her husband, Paul, is a neurosurgery resident at the University of Wisconsin.

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Ken Hobday, Elder

Ken and his wife Lesley have participated in ministry at NAEFC since 2009. Ken leads the music ministry and Lesley leads the women’s ministry. Ken and Lesley have two adult children: Jeff, who plays piano at NAEFC and is an attorney with the State of Ohio, and Jennifer, a teacher in Southwestern City Schools. Ken works as an intellectual property attorney with Fiserv, Inc. in Dublin. Gardening, genealogy, grilling, history, scuba diving, world travel and visiting local dog parks with Barkley, his Bernese Mountain dog are some of the activities Ken enjoys in his leisure time.

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Ron Leach, Elder

Ron and Ella Leach have 2 adult sons, Jeremy, a Registered nurse in Alaska, and Jordan, an engineer at General Dynamics in CT. Jordan is married to Jess and has 3 sons. Ron received his BA from Bob Jones University and his MA from Ashland College. He is employed at Columbus Academy where he coaches several sports teams and teaches physical education. Ron is also on the service board, advises the student Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and together they attend a weekly CA faculty Bible study. At NAEFCA, he facilitates a local small group, helps out at Victory Ministries and teaches a HS Sunday School Class.

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Mike Seay, Elder

Mike and his family are transplants from the deep South, where ice tea is always sweet and cornbread is not! They moved to Ohio in 2003 and began attending New Albany E-Free in 2004. Mike is the Corporate Ergonomist for Owens Corning and works from the Science and Technology campus in Granville, Ohio. His wife, Dianna, works from home overseeing advertising/communications for a statewide non-profit organization. Mike and Dianna have two adult daughters, Rebekah and Anna, who are both entrepreneurs at heart and have developed independent businesses after graduating from college. The Seays enjoy hosting a weekly Bible study (Heart Group) in their home, faithfully serving in various capacities at church and keeping up with Auburn Tiger football from afar. They are thankful for the fellowship of this congregation and look forward to where the Lord is leading this body of believers.

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