Staff and Leadership

At New Life Presbyterian Church several pastors share the duties that are often the responsibility of a single pastor. Other Staff members set direction and lead volunteers in Worship teams, Childen’s Ministry and Student Ministries teams. In addition, elders work alongside the pastors in praying for, encouraging, and teaching members of the congregation. The deacons lead the congregation in extending mercy to any who are in need—the sick, the friendless, and others in distress.

Pastor Biographies

Mark Moser

Pastor
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Mark plans and executes the preaching of the Word on Sunday mornings. He works with the Associate Pastor in shepherding the congregation. He also oversees the Adult Education and Discipleshiop programs, and lends oversight to Community Groups.

Mark met his wife Lise in elementary school in the small town of Kidron, Ohio. They started dating just before Mark graduated from high school in 1992 and left to study Electrical Engineering at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Lise followed Mark to OU two years later, and later they married and moved to Manassas, Virginia, where Mark worked as an engineer. Soon he transitioned into teaching computer programming in the IT sector, which he did for over 16 years, while also pursuing theological studies. Mark holds the Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary (‘07), and is a dissertation away from completing his PhD in Historical and Theological Studies at Westminster.

Mark spent twenty years volunteering in various churches and ministries, as well as over ten years in part-time studies at seminary, all in preparation for full-time ministry someday. That day finally came in January of 2015 when he came on staff at New Life, where he and his family had attended for over twelve years.

Mark and Lise live in Glenside with their four children, Susanna, Boaz, Mary, and Ezra.

After a year as an Assistant Pastor, Mark became the Pastor of New Life Glenside on June 5, 2016.

Marc Davis

Associate Pastor
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Marc Davis oversees pastoral care at New Life, and provides staff oversight to outreach ministries as well as Children’s and Youth Ministries. He leads New Life in welcoming visitors into our church family and in attending to special pastoral needs.

Marc is an Abington native and became part of New Life as a child, together with his family, in 1978. He made his first profession of faith here in 1980. Marc graduated from Abington High School (1986), the University of Virginia (1990), and Westminster Theological Seminary (1997).

Marc met his wife Susan at the University of Virginia, and they were married in 1992; they currently live in Roslyn with their three very interesting children, Nathaniel, Maggie, and Owen, along with the family dog and assorted smaller animals. Marc discerned a call to ministry while a college student; he worked on the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for three years prior to attending seminary. Then after ten years of working in the community at Arcadia University and active membership in the local church, he joined the pastoral staff at New Life in 2007.

Todd Bellinger

Worship Ministry Leader
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In October 2012, Todd Bellinger began his employment as the Worship Ministry Coordinator, a position he approaches with enthusiasm and an appropriate amount of reverence. Todd’s background is in music, theater and related production, which by definition involves years of experience in restaurant work, odd jobs and construction to help pay the bills. A natural bent towards serving and encouraging makes this position a great opportunity to build up the volunteer staff who serve diligently week after week, coaching them to develop their gifts and give their best each and every Sunday, as well as help to knit together a philosophy of worship that binds us in our desire to lead the congregation well in worshiping our Creator.

Todd graduated from Full Sail University, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Recording Arts, a field he had been involved in previously, both in Philadelphia and elsewhere. He is involved in songwriting, recording, and live sound throughout the year, most recently coordinating a local open mic event to provide a venue for local talent to be seen and heard.

Todd is married to Joanna, and they have three children Andrew, Matthew and Rowan, and one grandchild, Skye Rose, as well as Stella Artois, their lovable English Mastiff.

Jason Peterson

Director of Youth Ministries
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Jason is the Director of Youth Ministries where he has the amazing privilege of walking along side students as together we seek to know Christ and to love others.

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, he graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in exercise and sport science. At age 15, he started working for Utah’s Hogle Zoo selling cotton candy. Over the years, he worked his way up finishing his career 20 years later as the Director of Development.

In 2007, he came to Glenside to attend Westminster Theological Seminary, where he received his masters of divinity in 2012. It was during seminary that he first began volunteering with the youth in junior high. It didn’t take him long to figure out that the Lord was calling him to shepherding and caring for young people. He’s been happily fulfilling that calling at New Life since September 2009.

Kelly Dixon

Youth Ministries Leader
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As a youth ministry leader, Kelly disciples female students in both the junior and senior high. She also takes on many of the administrative tasks involved with the youth ministry. She meets with girls one-on-one and in small groups, and plans events such as lock-ins and retreats. She also maintains consistent communication with parents and volunteers in the ministry.

Kelly earned a BS in Biology from the University of Delaware and has taken over 30 credits of education courses at the Masters Level at Arcadia University. Upon graduating from Delaware, Kelly taught science for four years at Lakeside Educational Network. Following that she worked at Rohm and Haas, now Dow Chemical, as a chemist until having her first child in 2007. Wanting to stay at home with her children, she began teaching homeschool science classes and is now in her 8th year of home school teaching.

When not hanging out with youth from classroom or church community, she spends time with her family. Kelly is married to Mark and they have two children; Charlotte age 8 and Jasper almost 3. Together they enjoy art, travel and being outdoors.

Dave Hopping

Junior High Ministries Leader
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As a youth ministry leader, Dave oversees the Junior High ministry and helps with senior high discipleship of some of the guys. He plans and runs Junior High Nights and events, as well as teaching and coordinating the Junior High Sunday School class. He also leads special events with the Junior High including lock-ins, retreats, and other fun activities. He communicates regularly with parents and volunteers in the ministry so that everyone is on the same page.

Dave graduated with a degree in Television/Radio/Film from Syracuse University. He developed a heart for ministry through Campus Crusade for Christ in college and went on to be the Youth Director at a Salvation Army Church in upstate NY. In 2004 he started to pursue a career in full-time comedy in a group he helped found called “Dave and Brian.” They’ve performed all over the country for audiences of all ages in venues from clubs to conferences and have been featured on national radio and television programs. Even while pursuing comedy, Dave has always been involved in some sort of youth ministry as a volunteer.

Dave is married to Michelle who works at University of Pennsylvania, and they have three children; Nolan age 7, Russell age 5, and Ellen age 1. They enjoy movies, music, and sports.”

Amy Lewis

Director of Children’s Ministry
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After 16 years of membership at New Life Glenside and then eight years with Bridge Community, a church plant of New Life; Amy is excited to return to New Life as the Director of Children’s Ministry. This ministry offers our children a dynamic, Jesus-centered learning opportunity for children from infancy through 5th Grade.

Amy has a passion for being in the lives of children. She holds a certification in Early Childhood Education from Arcadia University. She has been a Preschool Teacher and Camp Counselor for five years in a variety of settings. While attending Bridge Community Church, she was part of a leadership team that created and mobilized Kids Clubs for children of Kindergarten age through 5th grade. She loves to mentor both children and adults involved in Children’s Ministry, and strives to create nurturing, imaginative and exploratory environments that promote relationship building, and joy in learning. Amy is thrilled to be overseeing the KidsLife program, helping children discover the joy of having a deep relationship with Jesus, understanding who he is and how much he loves and cares for them.

Amy also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design and spent the last 25 years as a Residential Interior Designer. She continues to operate a side business as an Interior Design Consultant and looks forward to infusing our KidsLife program with her enthusiasm, creativity and love of color and design.

Amy resides in Willow Grove with her husband, Ken, their son Daniel and their beloved pets, Penelope (dog), Pumpkin (cat), Zack and Cody (fun-loving green anole lizards).

Elders

Elders must watch diligently over the flock committed to their charge, that no corruption of doctrine or of morals enter therein. They must exercise government and discipline, and take oversight not only of the spiritual interests of the…church. All those duties which private Christians are bound to discharge by the law of love are especially incumbent upon them by divine vocation, and are to be discharged as official duties. They should pray with and for the people, being careful and diligent in seeking the fruit of the preached Word among the flock. (PCA Book of Church Order, paragraph 8-3.)

Mike Andrews | Dresher, PA

Nicholas Black | Ardsley, PA | Pastoral Care Oversight Committee Chair

Lawrence Bower | Glenside, PA

Scott Dirksen | Glenside, PA | Finance Committee Chair

Clint Files | Huntingdon Valley, PA | Vision and Planning Committee Chair

Bruce Johnson | Willow Grove, PA

Stephen Kim | Dresher, PA | Facility Committee Chair

Ron Lusk | Wyncote, PA

Bob Lyon | Glenside, PA | Worship Committee Chair

Darryl Rearson | Dresher, PA | Outreach Committee Chair

Steve Ritter | Willow Grove, PA | Discipleship Ministries Oversight Committee Chair

Jim Spaulding | Glenside, PA (On Sabbatical)

John Timlin | Jenkintown, PA | Personnel Committee Chair

Ken Wilson | Philadelphia, PA

Kurt Wood | Abington, PA | Missions Committee Chair

Deacons & Deaconesses

Deacons minister to those in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress. It is their duty also to develop the grace of liberality in the members of the church, to devise effective methods of collecting the gifts of the people, and to distribute these gifts among the objects to which they are contributed. (PCA Book of Church Order, paragraph 9-2.)

Josh Chapman | Glenside, PA

Ben Cochran | Glenside, PA

Ed Coley | Glenside, PA

Bob Custer, Jr. | Horsham, PA (Chairman)

David Douds | Glenside, PA

Andy Fordham | Glenside, PA

John Hagerty | Glenside, PA

Bret Johnson | Roslyn, PA

Dennis Reidenbach | Glenside, PA

Dave Sellers | Lafayette Hill, PA

Nelson Shane | Warminster, PA

Alan Smith | Ambler, PA

Joe Vescovich | Cheltenham, PA

Deaconesses

Cara Clark | Philadelphia, PA

Martha Cochran | Glenside, PA

Rita Harris | Willow Grove, PA

Jeri Johnson | Dresher, PA

Judi Lemay-Lusk | Wyncote, PA

Rita Ramos | Glenside, PA