Compassion Staff

 
Lead Pastor: Al Perry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pastor Al is married to the love of his life Michelle. Together they have four children (quadruplets): Ellie, Savannah, Will and Madison (who went to be with the Lord in 1998). His greatest joy in life is teaching people about Jesus in an understandable and helpful way. Al loves to make connections with people and see them take their next step toward Jesus. When he is not hanging out with his family, you’ll find him rooting for the UNC Tar Heels during basketball season, cheering for the OSU Buckeyes during football season, and suffering through the NFL season as a Washington Commanders fan. A native North Carolinian, Al has been preaching since 1990 and received his ministry degrees from Mid-Atlantic Christian University and Johnson University.
 
Contact Al: al@compassiondelaware.org
 
 
administrative assistant:
Pam Hurley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pam has enjoyed serving in ministry her entire adult life. She and her husband, Kent, have three grown children, a son-in-law and three grandchildren. Pam enjoys time with her family, reading, music, painting, cooking, baking, spending time with friends and time with her two fur babies. She has served in music, children’s and women’s ministry and is currently co-leading a women’s life group. She desires to serve and help others to come to know Jesus and his saving power in their lives.
 
Contact Pam: pam@compassiondelaware.org
 
 
Worship Director:
Chelsee Thiele
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chelsee grew up in central Illinois and moved to Springfield, Missouri where she attended Central Bible College. While at school, she met her husband and favorite person, Darwyn. Together they have two children, Adelyn and Asher, and a chorkie named Olive. 
 
Chelsee and her family relocated to Ohio and found Compassion in 2019, where they jumped in to serve right away. In her free time, you’ll find her playing piano, riding bikes with her family, kayaking, or changing her mind. Chelsee’s passion is to lead people into the adventurous story Jesus has designed us for.
 
Contact Chelsee: chelsee@compassiondelaware.org
 
 
 
Creative Director:
Kelsie Ralston
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kelsie is a dreamer, believer, and celebrator of life through Christ. She has a Fine Arts degree from OSU and a passion for all things creative. She fills most of her time with photography, drawing, and being outdoors with her husband, Michael, and fur baby, Dexter. She and her husband are excited to welcome a baby girl into this world this coming January!
 
Through creativity and vision, Kelsie strives to create an online and in-person church experience that engages people, draws them closer to Jesus, and allows them to step into their purpose. She is a part of the worship team and youth ministry here at Compassion as well. 
 
Contact Kelsie: kelsie@compassiondelaware.org
 
 

The Leadership Team

 
Here at Compassion, we believe God never intended for one person to carry all the responsibility or pressure for a local church or ministry. Team leadership is encouraged all throughout scripture (1 Peter 4:8-10, Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Corinthians 12:17-20, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, Romans 12:4-8, Acts 6:1-7, Proverbs 11:14). 
 
Our current Leadership Team Members are Al Perry, Jon Waters, Molly Waters, Cindy Snavely, Jim Amber, Steve Hozdic, and Margaret Thomson.