Dan Forssell was raised in a Christian home, but did not embrace the faith for himself until his early 20's through the influence of a campus ministry and strong local church. Dan has been a deacon at Providence since 2014. Dan and Erica were married in 2004 and have five children. By day, Dan is a consultant for corporate employee benefit programs, and in their spare time the Forssell family enjoys living in the country and farming as a hobby.
Al Hanna was born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland but grew up in Amsterdam, NY. He is retired from the New York Air National Guard after 38 years of service. Al was ordained and installed as an elder at Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Amsterdam, NY in 1988. He has been married to Gloria for 21 years and has two sons, Justin and Jonathan. Al and Gloria moved to Florida about 10 years ago and Al was installed as an elder at Providence. His favorite hymn is "The Sands of Time Are Sinking" and he has an insatiable love for all things airplanes.
Raised by godly parents, Hosea Horneman came to a Reformed view of life in his early 20s. In time, he also became acquainted with his future wife, Janna Folkert, while visiting Providence in its early days as a church plant that her family was helping found. Hosea and Janna have several children and are grateful to the Lord for the tremendous blessing that Providence has been and continues to be to their whole family. After many years of faithful and sacrificial discipleship by several older men, including his father-in-law Matt Folkert and founding pastor David Smiley, Hosea was ordained as a ruling elder in 2017.
Hosea spends weekdays as an attorney practicing real estate problem solving and dispute resolution. He enjoys reading, eating, and all kinds of sports.