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.


Marsha Winter

Administrative assistant