Pastor Brian answered the call to ministry after more than 30 years in public education, retiring as the principal at Rieck Avenue School in Millville. As a member of the laity, he served the Church as an adult Sunday School teacher, Lay Leader, Nurture and Outreach Committee chairperson, choir member, and other roles. He was a member of the gospel quartet, “In His Name.” Pastor Brian has a heart for those on the margins of society and believes in the gospel’s transformative power to change individuals and communities. Prior to this appointment, he was already volunteering and serving on the Board of Directors at Trinity First Hope Center. He believes the church is at its best when we are showing Christ’s love to others in our words AND our actions. He has a doctorate degree from Seton Hall University and completed his studies to become a Deacon at Palmer Theological Seminary. Pastor Brian and his wife Nancy have been married for 28 years. They are excited about what God has in store for all of us as we work in ministry together at First Church!