Meet Our Team

Lisa Pierce – Executive Director and Founder

Founding Alabama Rural Ministry, Lisa has always been really excited about the potential we have for ministry in our state. For the past 19 years, ARM has been working with some incredible families who make each day worthwhile. Lisa graduated from Auburn University, attended seminary at Asbury Theological Seminary with an MA Leadership, has a Master’s from The University of West Alabama where ARM began. Lisa loves working with people in rural communities and getting to know them and their amazing stories. Although originally from Daytona Beach, Florida, Lisa considers Alabama home. She’s been working with the National Guard since 1990 and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lisa is ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church. Overall, Lisa enjoys serving others in the Spirit of our Lord and Savior!



 Joe Davis – Director of Ministry Operations


Joe oversees the operation of ARM’s day-to-day ministries and leads our summer staff and mission team recruiting efforts. He is a native of Sumter County where ARM began; in fact, he still remembers Lisa visiting his school in the mid-1990s to give Monday morning devotions! Joe was president of the Auburn Wesley Foundation while an Auburn student, and he served on the ARM summer staff in 2005 as a Construction Coordinator. He has a degree in Wireless Software Engineering from Auburn University, a Master’s of Divinity from Palmer Seminary, and a Master’s in International Development from Eastern University. Joe is married to Cassie with whom he shares the joy of raising a little girl named Isla and a little boy named Hank.

Jeremiah Bryan – Construction Supervisor 

Jeremiah is from Lafayette, Alabama, and he graduated from Auburn University in 2015 with a degree in Environmental Design. After working as a Construction Coordinator with ARM during the summer of 2015, he began working as the full-time Construction Supervisor. Jeremiah loves being a part of the growth and transformation that takes place through this ministry and in the lives of the individuals he works with on a daily basis.



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