Principals

Don Ankenbrandt – Birmingham, Alabama

Don Ankenbrandt – Birmingham, Alabama

Principal

Inspired by Bob Buford’s Halftime, Don Ankenbrandt left the business world and joined Young Life, where he served as both Metro and Regional Director for 13 years. In 2007, he founded Alliance Ministries with the purpose of coaching men and women to discover their Kingdom calling and to provide them with connections to ministry opportunities.

Don has served on the leadership council for Halftime, training other Halftime affiliates around the world. Don and his wife Susie live in Birmingham, AL, and have three grown children, DJ, Jamie and Jake.


Rodney Cox – Scottsdale, Arizona

Rodney Cox – Scottsdale, Arizona

Principal

Rodney is committed to establishing the strategies that will redefine Christian mobilization. His passion is to see the Body of Christ united for God’s extraordinary assignment to change the world.

Prior to joining Alliance Ministries Rodney served as Chief Strategy Officer for Truth in Action Ministries. He is the Founder of Ministry Insights International and is the author of the life-changing message, Leading From Your Strengths. Through this message, hundreds of thousands of Christ followers have discovered their strengths and surrendered them to bring God glory.


Neb Hayden – Washington, DC

Neb Hayden – Washington, DC

Principal

After the ongoing influence of his college football coach, Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant, of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Neb has had a long career of helping youth through Christian ministry. In 1972 he helped establish the Young Life Ministry in Huntsville, AL and served as the group’s area director there until moving to Washington, D. C. to work with the Fellowship Foundation. Neb has also served as the Director of International Initiatives at The King’s College. Neb is author of “When the Good Get’s Even Better: Rediscovering the Gospel through First Century Jewish Eyes.”


Jimmy Kaiser – Charleston, South Carolina

Jimmy Kaiser – Charleston, South Carolina

Principal

Jimmy Kaiser began working with Alliance Ministries in 2013 after nearly 20 years with Young Life and a brief time as an Anglican pastor.   He is known for his sense of humor and  insights, and is a nationally sought after speaker for camps, conferences and fund-raising events.  His passion to help people discover who they really are in Christ has compelled him to write a video series, under production, called Far Side of the Sea.

Jimmy, who is a life long surfer, enjoys spending his free time at the beach in Charleston, SC where he lives with his wife and two children.


Carmen Pate – San Antonio, Texas

Carmen Pate – San Antonio, Texas

Principal

Carmen's most recent assignment was with Truth In Action Ministries as Chief Communications Officer. Her past work experience includes hosting nationally syndicated radio programs including Truth that Transforms Radio, and Point of View Radio Talk Show.

She has also served as a past President of Concerned Women for America (CWA) where she appeared regularly on television, radio, and in print – nationally and internationally addressing issues that effect women and families.
Carmen just recently completed her 5 year term on the founding board of the international 40 Days for Life campaign. She currently serves on the advisory board of Online for Life.


Tim Young – Birmingham, Alabama

Tim Young – Birmingham, Alabama

Principal

Tim Young served as a youth minister during the 1980s working with high school and college students, and for the last 20 years he has been a business owner and entrepreneur in the book, magazine, and publishing industry. For the last five years Tim has served on the Board of Alliance Ministries and in 2011 he published The 210 Project. Tim and his wife Liz live in Birmingham, Alabama and have three grown children, Zachary, Marshall and Caroline.


Neal Vinson – Birmingham, Alabama

Neal Vinson – Birmingham, Alabama

Principal

Neal has spent over 20 years building relationships and investing in the lives of others. His experience in business and ministry both in the United States and in Australia have enabled him to learn to work with others from many different backgrounds and cultures. His passion is training, developing, and nurturing people and to help individuals find their unique place for maximum impact. Neal holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and a Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in career development from the University of Montevallo. Neal is a leader in his church and community, is married to his beautiful wife Jennifer and has four children.


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