Pastor Bryce is the Lead Pastor of RAC. Bryce grew up in Rome, however, he spent 4 years as a staff pastor at Grace Fellowship Chapel in New Jersey and before that was on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Bryce has a heart for Rome and has responded to the call to come back to the church he grew up in to lead and guide RAC into the future. He has a wide-range of ministry experience. His experience includes sports ministry, youth ministry, outreach, discipleship, leading mission’s trips, preaching and teaching for retreats and trainings, beginning a vibrant ministry to Spanish immigrants in New Jersey and much more.
Pastor Bryce is heavily involved in the community, he coaches in the Rome City School District, he sits on the civil service commission at City Hall, and has founded Rome Community Job Fairs. He believes that being a part of the community is crucial in having an effective ministry personally and for the life of the church.
Pastor Bryce has an M.A. degree in Christian Studies from Crown College and a B.A. in Sociology from Geneva College. He and his wife Rachael have 3 children, Camryn, Jay and Weston. Rachael leads the MOPS ministry here at RAC. As a family they love Rome and look forward to what God has in store for Rome Alliance!
"My hope is that people will have an experience with the Living God that changes everything about their life including their salvation. I believe that the presence of God is just as real as it was in the time of Moses, Samuel, and when Jesus walked this earth. I pray all believers are empowerd and filled by the presence of the Holy Spirit, to be set a part from sin and to live as effective witnesses for Jesus to the world around us. I hope you will come join us and experience what God is doing in and through Rome Alliance Church."
Kris serves as our worship leader here at RAC! Passion to see God's people experience the presence of Jesus, by worshipping in spirit and in truth is foundational to the way he leads.
Kris and his wife Kimberly, along with their 5 children - Lexis, Isaiha, Genavieve, Abigail and Naomi moved to Rome, NY in 2016 and settled into the community of Rome and their call to serve God as a family at RAC.
Kris started off in ministry as a worship leader in 2003 and has since that time served in a variety of roles within the local church and parachurch ministries within the Utica-Rome area. To check out other projects Kris has been working on, visit him online at www.kristophermays.com.
As a musician, Kris plays the guitar, piano and drums. He leads a dynamic group of anointed musicians and singers at RAC, who together serve with one purpose - that Jesus be glorified!
Kris credits the majority of his development as a leader and minister to the 14 years he and his family served with City Hope Fellowship Foursquare Church in Utica, NY.
Dawn is the church secretary. Dawn stays busy in just about every ministry activity the church offers and she enjoys serving God in every way she can. She and her husband, Ron, are actively involved in church life. Together they serve others and love to share God's word. Their grown children and grandchildren keep them busy outside of the office!