Pastor & Staff

David Harting


 I am David Harting and I am Senior Pastor here at AUMC. I am married to my wife Brenda, who is a school counselor here in Campbell County schools. We have two boys who are both grown and married, we have a daughter who is in medical school and we have two daughters ages 12 and 9. Brenda and I have fostered 17 children over the past 7 years. I have been in ministry for 20 years and this is our third full-time appointment. Brenda and I both come from South Eastern Illinois and have parents that still live there. We like to camp and be outdoors. We love spending time with family and friends. And most importantly we love to serve the Lord in all we do. One of our claims to fame is that we appeared on Family Feud for four games.

Ray Hodge 


I have been the youth pastor at Alexandria United Methodist Church for nine years. Before that, I was active in youth and children’s ministries for five years at Main Street Baptist Church. I’ve coached little league sports for thirty years. I’m fifty two years young and I’m a carpenter for Showcase Remodeling. I’ve lived here in Alexandria nearly all my life.
I’ve always had a passion for playing and coaching sports but my game plan changed from winning games to winning souls in the spring of 2003 when I got down on my knees and asked Jesus to help me! I could feel the Holy Spirit in me and He began to change me and I loved it! A few years later my beautiful wife, Nicole joined God’s team when she asked Jesus into her heart. Nicole and I have been married twenty two years and have five kids. Jake, Cory, Jordan, Raymond, and Princess Ella.
Serving Christ here at AUMC has been a great blessing to my family and I. We look forward to continuing to seek and serve Him first along side our church family as the Holy Spirit leads.
Amen 🤟😊❤️

Craig Blythe

Youth and  Sound Room

I wear many Hats at AUMC. On Sunday Mornings you can usually find me in the Sound Booth working Sound and Video for the morning Service, although sometimes you may see me singing or playing my Djembe (hand drum) in the Praise Band.
    I also lead a Sunday School small group and the Worship Committee, but my true passion is helping youth students know the Love, forgiveness, and saving grace of Jesus.
     I am married to the love of my life Cheryl, and have a college age daughter Courtney and Son Noah, who both serve in the Church. My wife and I have been serving in youth ministry at AUMC for 24 wonderful years
    I am blessed to be able to serve in youth ministry with my wife Cheryl and best friend Ray.
     I am also a Maintenance Technician at Frischs Restaurants, and am a co-owner of Flatworks Gaming we create and publish tabletop, board, and Card games

My favorite Bible Verse
Romans 8:39-39
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Debra Wallace


Hello!  I am Debra and I have been the children’s director at AUMC since 2017.    I also teach 3rd grade at Crossroads Elementary. I graduated from Miami University in 2001 and have since received 2 Masters degrees from NKU.  My husband Jim and I have been married since 2006 and live here in Alexandria with our daughter Kaci.  

Melissa Martin

Music Director and Pianist

Hello! My name is Melissa Martin, most people call me Missy.  I have been on the staff here at AUMC since July 2018.  I am happy to use my gifts of music to serve at our church. I am the pianist, choir director, and special music coordinator.  I'll gladly help with any music needs you have. Brian and I are always looking for more participants!

Brian Myers

Praise Band and Young Adult

My name is Brian Myers, Worship leader at Alexandria UMC

I am 35 years old and work for a computer refurbishing company in Latonia.

As worship leader here I do more than just shred on the guitar and sing like an Angel though.  I get to work with and educate an amazing team of students in how to play, sing, prepare for service, and glorify God through their talents.

I also co-lead our college class "Thrive" with our pastors daughter Bethany Harting.  We have been working with these students on "discipleship" a fancy word for living out your faith walk with God in real ways with your family and community in an effort to bring others to salvation.

I love rock climbing, wood working, hiking, basketball, and bo-staff training!  Like Donatello from the Ninja Turtles.

Come hang with us at AUMC!  Hope to see you soon!

Heather Clark

Office Manager

I have been with the church steadily since 2017. I am in charge of the office and accounting work part-time to  keep the office running smooth. I am also in charge of keeping the Facebook and webpage up to date as well as church directory.  

 I am  currently a full-time college student at Gateway getting my Associates Degree in Applied Science.

I am a  mother to 3 children; Ivy, Paige and Hunter. I have several dogs and reptile pets.  I volunteer in many areas of our church whenever help is needed so don't be surprised to see me and I am always taking pictures .