Our Leadership








J. Scott Allred, Pastor

Pastor Scott has been a United Methodist Minister for over twenty-five years and is known for his non-traditional style of preaching. He has served UM Churches in Carson City, Downieville, Bakersfield, and Wasco, serving the latter two for ten years each. He is an ordained United Methodist Elder and received his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. He also earned a B.A. Degree in History from CSU Sacramento.


He and his wife Frances have been married since 1983 and have two adult children, one son-in-law and one grandson. His hobbies include auto mechanics, playing the trombone, drinking coffee, watching sports, a love of all things pertaining to Chrysler, and talking to people! Feel free to drop by, get a cup of Joe, and spend some time in conversation! His office times are Monday-Thursday.  Email






Neal Neuenburg - Pastor Emeritus, Pastor of Visitation


Pastor Neal served as our pastor for thirteen years, and has been in pastoral ministry for nearly fifty years. Now retired, he leads this vital ministry to newcomers, those hospitalized and others who wish a visit. Neal loves to connect with people. He is an encourager. His passion is to help people connect to Jesus and one another. Neal is a spiritual coach or mentor to those who wish to grow in their walk with Jesus.


He has been married to Fran for more than fifty years. They have three adult children with spouses and two grandsons. He can talk about most anything: Jesus, church, relationships, sports, news, or what's happening? If you would like to talk or visit, you may call him at (530) 343-1879.  Email









Clark Minor, Music Director

Clark has directed church music since 1980, serving churches in Chico, Redding and Paradise. He served as Music Director at Aldersgate from 2006-2018 and has returned in 2020. His passion is for the church to experience the fullness of God's presence through joyful, heartfelt and intimate worship.


He has led worship for conferences and retreats throughout the region, and is a published worship song composer. He has directed church choirs and worship teams, led seeker-intensive music programs and taught vocal training workshops.


He holds a Master's Degree in music from California State University, Chico and studied piano for over twenty-five years. He performed as a semiprofessional concert artist from 1980-1992. His classical piano performances, original music on CD and commercial digital landscape photography are all available online.


He is a music department lecturer at California State University, Chico and has been a music department faculty member at Butte Community College. He performs as an accompanist for the choral department at CSU, Chico, and plays piano on occasion for the Chico Seventh-Day Adventist Church.


His love of the outdoors is reflected in his hobbies: windsurfing, mountain biking, hiking and landscape photography.







Larry Ducommun, Youth Director

Larry has been part of Aldersgate's youth ministry since 2009, helping the youth leaders in a support role. He became our youth director in 2015. Larry enjoys working with the junior high & high school youth to have a fun time together and develop a lasting faith.


Larry is a certified Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church and occasionally substitutes for vacationing pastors.


For twenty years, he's been self-employed with Picture Plus promotional products, an advertising specialties distributor. In his spare time, Larry enjoys hiking, biking, & reading.  Email







Ellen Martinez, Children's Director

Ellen is married to Rick and has six children and two grandchildren. She is devoted to her family, including extended family, and spends the majority of her time taking care of them. She and Rick have attended Aldersgate for sixteen years. Her duties include arranging for curriculum for the Sunday School classes and managing the volunteers within the ministry. She also heads up the AWANA program and our annual Vacation Bible School.  Email

Our Leadership Team


Pastor Scott Allred
Teri Schell, Chairman (2020)

Duane Nelson(2020)

Courtney Howe (2021)

Anissa Knox (2021)

Jesse Knox (2022)

Bob McElroy (2022)


Chris Gardner, Lay Member to Annual Conference

Christine Pico, Treasurer

Mary Gaffney, Finance Chair


We are short two people plus two ending this year so we will be looking to fill four vacancies for 2021.

2869 Cohasset Road

Chico, California 95973


530.893.0678 fax

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