Relationships and family are incredibly important at AP. Life Groups are the perfect opportunity for you to build relationships, and connect with other people. Life Groups provide you an active role in the transformation of our city through service, and will challenge you to go deeper in your study of God’s Word and your pursuit of His presence.

Larry & Sonya Bramlage


Study: From Here to Armageddon by Irving Baxter
Days: 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: New Richmond
Favorite Activities: DIY Projects, caring for our dogs & chickens, & furniture transformation
Favorite Foods: chili bowls, bacon, eggs, gluten-free

Larry & Sonya have been married for four years, but have known each other for fifteen years. They moved in August of 2015 to New Richmond and the house included a lovely flock of chickens. They enjoy the country lifestyle and enjoy entertaining and sharing life with friends.

Jim & Sheri Cox


Study:
In the Dust of the Rabbi by Ray Vander Laan
Days: Every Monday
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Loveland
Favorite Activities: playing with granddaughter, hiking, cooking, eating, and going to the movies
Favorite Foods: Indian, BBQ brisket & ribs, crab legs, & anything chocolate.

Jim & Sheri are “empty nesters.” Their daughter, Ashley, is thriving with her wonderful husband and 2-year-old Lucy, their joy! They love the Lord and seek daily to have relationship with Him. They are adventurous people and love new experiences with friends they haven’t met yet! They laugh A LOT – usually at themselves. They volunteer their time and energies to several organizations. They count convicts and drug addicts as many of their favorite people, especially those who are also seeking the Lord.

Heather Engel


Study
: The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
Days: 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Batavia
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Johnny & Christie O’Hare


Study: Raising Kingdom Kids by Tony Evans
Days
: 1st Saturday & 3rd Sunday
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Milford
Favorite Activities: Pizza, movies, walks, swimming, & Chuck E Cheese’s
Favorite Foods: Pizza (Marco’s white cheesy), Chipotle, Special K Fruit & Yogurt

Johnny & Christie’s Life Group is a group specifically targeting people with young children. They are used to running on little sleep and watching Paw-Patrol (if you don’t know what this is, this probably isn’t the group for you). Their favorite past times are “family-friendly” community activities and spending time with family and friends. They are most excited when they get all the kids down to bed by 7:30 PM and/or they “sleep in” past 7:30 AM! They love God and are so thankful God has brought them to AP.

Al & Rosemary Maree


Study
: The Blessed Life by Robert Morris
Days: 1st & 3rd Sundays
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Withamsville
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Andrew & Cindy McKean


Study
: Spiritual Warfare & Ministry
Days/Times: 1st Sunday at 5:00 PM & 3rd Friday at 6:00 PM
Location: Newtown
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Tim & Hyeyun Stearns


Study
: The Ministry Gifts by Kenneth Hagin
Days: 1st & 3rd Sundays
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Newtown
Favorite Activities: Hiking, board games, singng, helping others, sports
Favorite Foods: Korean, pizza, hamburgers & hot dogs, fish & chips, and chicken

The Stearns’ home group family is multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and multi-vocal (very talkative). We enjoy great fellowship and a great meal before diving into God’s great Word. Bill “The Principal” Sizemore leads us thorugh our bi-weekly discussion with valuable insight, navigation, and usually a few laughs. We love our home group family and would love to extend our love to you!

Robert & Julie Vilardo


Study
: Walk as Jesus Walked by Ray Vander Laan
Days: 1st & 3rd Sundays
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Anderson Twp
Favorite Activities: Athletics & cooking
Favorite Foods: Italian food (pasta), and brownies with Reeses Cups

Robert and Julie have been married 24 years. They have five children: Mason, Bransen, Dawsyn, Laura, & Logan (one from Kazakhstan and one from Ukraine). Mason is in college at Wright State and Bransen is at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Their girls attend MVCA and Logan is in Nagel Middle School. Robert is the Athletic Director and Football Coach at MVCA. Julie is a dentist and coaches girls basketball at MVCA.

Joe & Jamie Waselenko


Study
: The Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind by Bill Johnson
Days: Every other Saturday
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Batavia
Favorite Activities: Hiking, biking, reading, and walking across the Purple People Bridge with the family
Favorite Foods: Traditional cuisine