It takes more than one person to put this all together. Meet the diverse group of Kingdom-minded people that we call our staff.
Our team consists of men and women who have a passion to see God move in our church, our community, and the world by empowering our congregation to follow Jesus. We long to follow the legacy of Jesus, the greatest and most competent leader who ever lived, who washed the feet of those men who followed Him. We desire to put a serving towel over our arms and to help lead people to maturity in Christ.
Hardworking, fun-loving, & heavily caffeinated.
A native of Philadelphia, Bob grew up submerged in sports and went All-American at Widener University where he majored in economics. He and his wife Monica started the church from scratch back in 1993 are as still as passionate about their mission to see people reach their full potential in following Jesus Christ as they were back then. They can’t wait to see what God does through this generation. If you see Pastor Bob outside of church, you’ll likely see him reading, golfing, or (his newfound love) cycling.
Julie secretly loves to absorb and learn all that goes into Pastor Bob’s sermon preparation and has learned so much about God’s word over time. She ended up at ccdelco when she joined a bible study after a friend invited her to a ccdelco women’s conference. She'll tell you herself: this community coupled with God’s power has healed her in so many ways. Simplicity, kindness, ethereal colors, cold rivers, and newborns are a few things Julie lives for—they keep her soul grounded and her spirit free.
Monica's attitude toward God, life, education, and the young people of our generation can be summed up by a word: passion. Monica has grown our children and youth ministries from the start and loves to draw young people into the presence of God and help them discover their passion and purpose. She’s currently influencing the next generation as the Head of School at Innovate Academy, our PreK through 9th grade classical Christian school. Most of all, however, she is thrilled to be Pastor Bob's wife.
John loves his job. Alongside directing the music ministry here, he has the privilege of assisting various other ministries and departments to identify and reach their goals through strategic planning, creating reliable systems, and adapting to challenges. John and his wife Bonnie visited ccdelco fresh off their honeymoon during our first service at 500 Brandywine Drive—and haven’t been anywhere else since. John absolutely loves to play guitar in his free time, tackle home improvement projects, and, most of all, being a dad.
Anna loves to be a part of new things and build community, so the Ardmore campus and small groups make her heart absolutely come alive. Anna and her husband Adler were invited to attend ccdelco by an old college friend and absolutely fell in love with the verse-by-verse teaching. They are so excited that God has called them both to serve Him here. Clearly a Texan, Anna taught high school for seven years, grew up water skiing, reads voraciously, and adores wide open spaces.
Adler is crazy passionate about discipleship, and he gets to live it out daily as he teaches at our classical, Christian academy. He has the great joy of seeing people go from brokenness to fullness in Christ. Adler and his wife Anna ended up at ccdelco when he moved up north as an actor at Sight and Sound in Lancaster, PA. A friend invited him to church, challenged him to get more plugged in, and boom, here we are. He’s a self-proclaimed dork in a jock facade—he loves sci-fi fantasy, camping, board games, ice hockey, baseball, and dad jokes.
Shem loves fixing broken things and going beneath the surface with people. Descending from the Congo, born in Sudan, raised in Kenya, and married in America, Shem first sat in a meeting with Pastor Bob and a group of people planning to launch ccdelco. A couple of weeks after that, Shem led worship and has been ever since. A few of Shem's favorite things include cycling, motorcycling, and unabashedly asking for food.
Emily gets to create moments that help lead people into the throne room of God. She loves watching people enter in with Jesus and desires to create a culture of authentic worshippers. Emily grew up in ccdelco and started out on staff fresh outta high school. You can catch her songwriting (check out some of her original music), hanging out with humans all the time, and (attempting to) garden. She actually doesn’t like anything coffee-related, but still wants you to invite her out to coffee.
Taylor gets to capture, showcase, and creatively communicate all the wildly incredible things God is doing in our midst. She ended up at ccdelco while attending West Chester University when she started to take her faith seriously, and ended up working on staff after God led her to “work somewhere where her faith would be built up”—and boy it sure has been. She loves making witty jokes, singing loudly in the car, having deep conversations over coffee, and getting people excited about the privilege of worship and prayer. And yes, she's just as bubbly in real life as she is on video. It's wild.
Bob is passionate about connecting folks who have physical, emotional, and spiritual needs with care pastors. He loves to provide fellowship, Bible study, and service opportunities for our senior population. Bob and his wife Judy found ccdelco through the yellow pages (if you can remember what they are) and have led a small group here for the past twenty years. When not serving in ministry, Bob likes to lead sing-alongs, travel on mission trips, hike, walk, and host family and friends at their cottage in Lake Como, PA.
John leads a ministry called Greenhouse Project, where they help people grow in difficult places in Chester PA. He loves seeing broken people and things restored. When he first came to ccdelco, he was living at a rescue mission for the homeless in 2007 and was totally confused why everyone was so happy. But he recalls the music was powerful, the Word of God grabbed his heart, and he never left. John and his wife Emily happily reside in Chester, PA with their daughter Keira and baby boy Max. Outside of being an incredible mentor to his community, John’s a classically trained chef who plays the drums, restores & collects vintage drums, and loves to organize.
Dave grew up in the church and always thought he was a Christian just because he went to the right kind of church. Then he met Jesus. His passion is to help kids understand there is a God who loves them so much He literally shaped history just to call them friend. (And as a bonus, Dave’s pretty much just a big kid, so it’s fitting that he gets to be goofy and play with toys for a living.) Dave and his wife have been attending for roughly two decades, and he grew from a reluctant preschool helper to a children’s pastor who can’t imagine doing anything else.
Mike’s passionate about teaching youth how to walk with God for a lifetime. Especially, living out his faith as an example to youth. Mike ended up at ccdelco as a part of our youth pastor search, and left the frozen tundra of North Dakota back to his PA stomping grounds. Like any youth pastor, Mike’s got a ton of assorted hobbies: swing dancing, board games, magic tricks (ask him to show you one sometime), and sports.
Emily’s desire is to help children grow physically, socially, emotionally, academically, and spiritually. She ended up at ccdelco when her husband became the youth pastor and was excited to embrace her church family. When you don’t see Emily downstairs in Journeyland, you can find her hiding behind a great book, crafting, or obsessing about all things Disney.
Donna gets to lead children in knowing Jesus personally and growing to love, follow and serve Him. She’s crazy passionate about helping families learn how to disciple their children. Donna’s been attending since our 708 days; her and her husband were hooked once they found a church that valued children's and youth ministry and that saw the arts as a viable way to serve and worship God. Anytime you see Donna, you’ll see her dancing. Donna has taught dance for over 25 years and loves to use the movement arts to worship and express God's truths.
Al has the distinct privilege of combining all the spokes of this massive wheel called “ccdelco” and keeps it moving. (And boy—there’s a lot.) After retiring from the Marine Corps, Al arrived at ccdelco from his beautiful wife Sunny and, “the rest is history.” When he’s not holding down the fort, Al enjoys long walks with his wife, riding his motorcycle, and keeping in touch with his adult children and grandchildren. And watch out—he’s a rabid Eagles fan!
Steve’s been blessed by God to be a master craftsman, fixer, and builder. He loves all the fun and crazy challenges that he gets to do here at ccdelco. He and his wife walked in 4 ½ years ago and felt right at home. They never left! Steve loves his family, cutting his grass, working out, and is passionate about sharing his testimony and the greatness of God to break the chains of addiction. Seriously—get to know Steve and his testimony and you will be better for it.
Martha has loved seeing over the past 23 years how as “God guides, He provides.” She’s an OG and has been here since DAY ONE as a part of the bible study that helped form the church. She’s a lover of gardening, reading, her grandkids, and all things Israel… the land, the people, and God’s promises to them. Oh, and a serious Beatles fan.
Lisa loves helping people where they need it, praying for everyone, and saying “yes” to whatever she can—so we’re glad her eyes look over everything that goes on at ccdelco. Lisa first saw the new building when we moved to 500 Brandywine in 2010 and started attending right away. Outside of all things organization, Lisa loves teaching fitness classes like pilates and barre (check out those arms), playing Scrabble tournaments, and playing with her grandchildren.
Mike is the son of Pastor Bob and Monica and leads a creative ad agency in NYC. He’s a gifted speaker and communicator, and comes back to teach at our main campus and Ardmore campus. An avid reader, cyclist, and adventurer—he'll likely quote G.K. Chesterton to you.
Ben is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. He’s extremely gifted in hospitality and is passionate about creating an atmosphere conducive to connecting with one another and connecting with Christ. Ben’s been here since our 708 days, and actually helped start the Table Cafe back in 2016. Aside from everything coffee related, Ben loves golf, tennis, and cooking a big ol’ fat wagyu ribeye.
Brandon loves to take other people’s creative vision and use technology to make it into a reality. He and his family have been here since he was a wee lad, and his passion for all things audio engineering actually started here at the church sound booth. He went out into the private sector and is back to share his talent and passion with ccdelco! When he’s not wrapped in cables, you can find him living life on two wheels in the great outdoors: mountain biking & motorcycling.
Vanessa has the honor of creating a space for people to fellowship and the ability to serve both the congregation and the staff. She started going to ccdelco in middle school through an invitation from her YoungLife leader and came to know Jesus through our community. Vanessa’s a total eco-nerd, and loves to teach people about the earth, the water, and self-sufficient and sustainable farming practices to empower people in developing countries. Strike up a conversation with her after you order your coffee at the Table Cafe!
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