Meet The ACC Team

Alvin Helms

Lead pastor

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(253) 921-1013

Alvin Helms, a native-born Texan, spent the last 10 years at Carlsbad Community Church in Carlsbad, CA, and began as Lead Pastor at ACC in September of 2019. Alvin, and his wife Melodee have 4 children, and love spending their time hiking, and enjoying time by the water. Alvin has extensive experience leading both teams and entire churches with a grace-based approach to life and ministry.

chris svihla

Worship Ministry Director

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(320) 356-9001

After joining the ACC worship ministry in 2016, Chris  continued his education at Crown College, where he has earned his M.A. in Christian Studies with a focus on Pastoral Leadership.  Chris leads our worship on Sunday mornings and has a passion for leading families into a prayer-focused relationship with Christ. Along with the amazing support of his wife Nikki and their 3 children, Chris is committed to finding ways to bring our community back to the biblical heart of worship.

Jackie Leedahl

minister of christian ed.

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(320) 290-0085

Mark and I live in Avon and have been part of ACC for over 10 years.  I joined the staff in August of this year after completing my Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry and Biblical Studies with minors in Psychology and Counseling from Crown College in MN. Currently, I am working on completing my Masters in Christian Studies from Crown with a projected completion date of May 2021. I enjoy spending time with my husband, kids, grandkids and friends, the outdoors, traveling, and experiencing fellowship and a tasty meal around a big table. 

melanie ebnet

administrative assistant

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(320) 248-0576

Melanie Ebnet began her journey with ACC in an administrative role in 2016. Melanie is the first person you see coming into ACC during the week. She is responsible for communicating our prayer chain, updating church information including weekly bulletins, website, calendars and other electronic media, answering and directing phone calls, and helping with most administrative functions.  If you have any questions regarding ACC, Melanie is the one to contact.


(320) 356-9001

204 Avon Avenue North

Avon, MN 56310

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Conservative Congregational Christian Conference

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