The New England Alliance is a regional “network of networks” with a focus on prayer and worship, John 17 unity, revival and transformation, and mission and discipleship.

Leadership: New England Alliance Convening Team

Roberto Miranda (MA), Gregg Healey (CT), Dick Kiernan (NH), Mamdouh Riad (MA), Ralph Gerlach (VT), Jonathan Friz (MA), Not Pictured: David Rosen (VT), Rick McKinniss (CT), Josiah Armstrong (NH)

[Roberto Miranda and Mercedes Lopez de Miranda]

Dr. Roberto Miranda is the co-founder of Congregación León de Judá, one of Boston’s largest churches, widely known for its very diverse composition and impacting social ministries.  He is a nationally known religious leader and is very active in seeking to bring unity and spiritual renewal among churches from all denominations in the New England area. He is a co-founder of the New England Alliance and also the founder and past president of the Fellowship of Latino Pastors of New England (COPAHNI), an umbrella organization serving over 70 Latino churches from different denominations in the New England area. He has preached in many countries in Europe and Latin America. Dr. Miranda is married to Pastora Mercedes Lopez de Miranda. They have two daughters, Sonia and Abigail.


Gregg Healey (CT) is father of three and lovingly married to Bridgette. Residing in Wilton, CT and Eastham, MA, he is a John 17 unity catalyst (Impact Connecticut and the New England Alliance), marketplace minister (newbreed.co), intercessor (CT Capitol Prayer Network), spiritual father, member of St. Paul Westport, and partner at National Hall Capital. Gregg’s interests lie in: advancing the Kingdom of God, revival in the United States, Ezra 9 repentance, 7 mountain reformation, kitesurfing, car racing, good friends and great feasts.


Dick Kiernan (NH) works full time with Alpha NE and moonlights as the coordinator of the NH Alliance and has been involved in the NH prayer movement for 25 years.  As the token Catholic among the Evangelical brethren, he is passionate for John 17 unity “so the world may know” and constantly advocates unity is an essential ingredient for our outreach mission to NE.  He is the father of five mostly grown children and lives in Bedford, NH.



Dr. Mamdouh Riad (MA) is a local physician who has been on Cape Cod for 25 years. He grew up in Cairo, Egypt, where he and his wife Cynthia were part of a thriving church, that saw 500 people come to Christ annually. The church grew from a few hundred people to 8,000 in a few short years. In 2004, the Lord stirred him to talk to pastors and leaders across the Cape about united prayer for revival, the ministry that has now become known as The Glory of God on Cape Cod. For more info go to www.thegloryofgodoncapcod.com. Dr. Riad and Cynthia have three daughters in their mid twenties.



Ralph Gerlach (VT) is a Kingdom entrepreneur with an apostolic call to the marketplace and a message of personal and corporate transformation for the Body of Christ throughout Canada, USA, and beyond. Ralph believes that “God’s Kingdom advances at the speed of relationships”.  He loves to facilitate Christian unity across denomination lines to accomplish greater advancement.  Ralph overseas a church, facilitates a large monthly pastors and leaders meeting and leads (along with his wife Sharon) an apostolic council in the State of Vermont. Ralph and Sharon divide their time between their homes and families in Southern Ontario and Central Vermont.


Jonathan Friz (MA) is driven by a desire to see Jesus receive the answer to His prayer in John 17, “Let them be one as we are one.”  He’s the visionary of the 10 Days movement, seeking to draw city-wide churches around the world into annual seasons of encountering the living God and loving one another.  He serves the New England Alliance as a coordinator.  He and his wife Cassi are blessed with six incredible children.