Say hello to the leadership team at New Providence Presbyterian Church and New Community Church
Say hello to the leadership team at New Providence Presbyterian Church. Have questions for the team? Contact us here.
Senior Pastor since 1999, Jeff’s passion is to make Jesus Christ relevant to real life through challenging preaching and creative leadership. Jeff earned a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Columbia Theological Seminary.
Mike’s been on staff since 1990 and he heads up all things teenager and runs mission projects for students and families. He has an MDiv from Bethel seminary and a DMin in Marriage & Family Counseling from Eastern Seminary.
Colleen has served as Minister of Congregational Care and Support since 1981. Her desire is to enable others to sense the presence of Christ in their current situation and to bring comfort and encouragement to those going through difficult times. Colleen directs all the Caring Ministries programs.
Christine is a native New Jerseyite who joined the staff in 1999. She loves working with children and especially loves sharing Jesus with them and watching them grow in their faith. Christine oversees all children's ministries from birth through 6th grade at both the NPPC and NCC campuses
Nancy has a passion for Christ and for missions. She earned her masters degree in International Affairs with a concentration on Socio-Economic Development from The New School in NY where she is currently a lecturer. Nancy has worked as a program analyst at the UN and has managed Christian and secular non-profit work and research in Sub-Saharn Africa, India, Latin America and Egypt.
Rick has been a part of NPPC for over 15 years managing the Production Arts Ministry. Rick got his start in production at a young age in his home church. Rick has enjoyed connecting others in the area of audio, lighting and video and oversees all production at the New Providence campus
We are blessed that member Jennifer Gong will lead our contemporary worship services while we search for a replacement. Jennifer and her husband, Rich, have been leading worship for over 20 years. She has a vocal performance degree from Kean University as well as post graduate credits in choral conducting and vocal pedagogy. She teaches private voice and piano lessons in her spare time. She and Rich have two daughters, one in college and the other in high school.
Dan came to our church by joining the community choir for our performance of Handel’s MESSIAH. He has an extensive resume of vocal performances, both as a operatic soloist and in choir ensembles, and is an accomplished organist as well. Dan and his wife, Melissa, live in Jersey City and have worshipped at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Short Hills for more than seven years. They have two small children who love to sing hymns and songs with them
Maury has been working in the nursery school, loving and caring children since 1987 and became the School Director since 2016. She also serves as the Pastoral Care assistant since 2002 supporting and encouraging those going through difficult times.
Ellen began working at NPPC in 2016. Prior to joining the team, she worked in both corporate and non-profit finance and as a business analyst.
She enjoys hiking, kayaking and volunteering.
Krista and her family have been members of NPPC for over 10 years. She enjoys bringing her background in marketing, advertising and design to the job. Krista enjoys volunteering for an organization that takes miniature therapy horses to nursing homes and schools. She is a terrible baker.
Dawn has lived in NJ for the past 25 years, and currently resides in Chatham. Prior to working at NPPC, she worked for an IT consulting
company as a software trainer and bookkeeper. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and walk her dog.
Fiorinda joined the staff at NPPC 12 years ago.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Annie has been working with students since 2016, and has a heart for discipling and empowering students in Christ. She loves walking alongside students as they discover more about God, and who they are in Him. Besides this, one of the best parts of youth ministry would be the craziness of it, from dressing up in goofy outfits and going out in public to having huge color wars! Annie also loves to play different instruments, her main one is violin, and enjoys art, being outside, and hanging out with friends and family.
Mike has been the property manager at NPPC for over 20 years.
He coaches baseball for all of his kids,loves spending time
with his family, fishing and eating sour patch kids.
Since 2000, Angela has been running our weekday babysitting program. She strives to make it a safe and happy environment for the children,
as well as making the parents feel comfortable entrusting their little ones in her care.
John is the worship leader at our New Community campus. He has been a part of the NPPC worship staff for over 15 years.