FPC of Moorestown Staff

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23

 

Our Pastoral Staff

 

Rev. Stuart Spencer

Pastor and Head of Staff
Stuart has been the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown since May 2018.
Stuart served for six years as the Associate Pastor of Manoa Presbyterian Church in Havertown, PA and twenty-two years as the Pastor of the Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in New Hope, PA. Stuart and his wife Leslie have two sons, Sam and Miles. Leslie is a Full Professor at Rowan University in the Department of Health and Exercise Science. Sam, their oldest son, is a student at the University of Virginia. Miles is a student at Rowan University. The Spencers enjoy many outdoor activities.
 
Please contact Stuart at 856.235.1688 x 103 

Rev. Wes Allen

Associate Pastor
Wes joined FPC Moorestown as Associate Pastor in August of 2021.
A graduate of Temple University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Wes previously worked with us as our Youth Director. Ordained as a Chaplin in 2013, Wes developed a program to build spiritual networks for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, partnered with Vanderbilt University on the national project, Putting Faith to Work, has served as supply pastor at New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Mt. Laurel and provided pastoral leadership at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Laurel Springs.
Wes is married to Jennifer and together they have two children, Vivian and Jacob. The Allen family makes its home in Moorestown.
 
Please contact Wes at 856.235.1688 x 101 

Paul Savage

Seminary Intern
Paul grew up in Portland, Michigan, and graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a major in Biblical Studies and a minor in Biblical Languages. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary with an emphasis in New Testament.
In his free time, Paul enjoys reading, working out, and playing guitar. He is a self described “huge history nerd” and his favorite sport to follow is mixed martial arts. When it comes to movies, books, and music, Paul says he usually aims for the classics.
Paul will be involved in worship services, Christian education, pastoral care, and church operations. Paul will also be helping to lead our youth ministry.
 
Please contact Paul at 856.235.1688
 

Our Program Staff

 

Holly Ascuitto

Director of Children’s Ministry
Director of Family Ministry
Holly views serving kids and their families as a privilege and has spent the last 13 years introducing Jesus to children from birth to sixth grade and beyond. Her ministry passions include Sunday School, VBS!, mentoring, teaching, coaching families to experience and see Jesus in everyday life, and witnessing God’s love and grace together as a church family. She likes to spend time during the week in the Step by Step Preschool where she has spiritual oversight.
Holly is married with two incredible children Anthony (married to Katrina) and Cassie and a granddaughter. Her life passions are family, art, travel, the beach and Jesus! Oh and French fries, seriously, Holly cannot live without French fries and her ministry kids know this about her!!
 
Please contact Holly at 856.235.1688 x 116

Martin Bass

Contemporary Worship Leader
Martin, a son of a Methodist pastor, grew up in a family of musicians. He started composing and performing in high school. He attended Westminster Choir College, singing in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Kennedy Center. His solo music ministry has taken him across the United States and around the world. Having two nationally released albums; “Make Me Your Instrument” and “Under Construction”, Martin spent many years touring and writing. He then moved into worship leading and creative arts. Martin has written over 250 songs and two full length Christian musicals. His technical background includes IT, digital recording and sound engineering.
Martin ‘s wife, Christine Bass, is a nationally recognized accomplished choral director and music educator who also plays keyboard and sings vocals in the worship service.
 
Please contact Martin at 856.235.1688 

Amy Delgado

Director of Preschool
As director of Step by Step Christian Preschool, Amy manages all the affairs of the preschool from meeting all health, safety and licensing regulations to overseeing fiscal responsibilities.
She provides leadership and support for the preschool staff and through her ongoing communications brings support to the parents and potential parents.
Amy has been with our preschool for four years but she has been involved with FPC Moorestown far longer as her children have attended youth programs and have sung in choir. She and husband, Manny, are parents to Jacob, Isabella, Eliana, and Caleb. What does Amy love? Summer, the beach and her family!
An interesting fact, Amy was in the first graduating class of Rowan University (formally Glassboro State).
 
Please contact Amy at 856.235.1688 x 132

Linda Jagiela

Director of Outreach
In her position, Linda works with our Missions Committee to develop and lead a vibrant, comprehensive program of Christian mission outreach locally and globally. She works to coordinate all outreach and local benevolence throughout the church.
She has more than 20 years of business experience in marketing, communications, business management, magazine publishing, and industry events. Most importantly, Linda has a personal passion for missions and outreach. She has led over ten mission trips to Haiti, Mexico, Kenya, Uganda and Greece. Her efforts directing Social Ministry at Lord of Life demonstrate a deep commitment as a servant leader.
Linda and her husband reside in Shamong, where they enjoy kayaking, hiking and gardening.
 
Please contact Linda at 856.235.1688 x 104 or by cell at 267.275.7582

Joel Krott

Director of Music Ministry
Joel has served as our organist and director of Music at FPC Moorestown since 1974. Presently he leads five vocal choirs ranging in ages from kindergarten children through adults. He also is conductor of West Jersey Chamber Orchestra and Chorus.
Joel holds a Summa cum Laude degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His education was enhanced through graduate work at the University of Oregon and Westminster Choir College and studies at the Summer Organ Academy at Haarlem, Holland, and in Copenhagen. He also studied theology at Eastern Baptist Seminary.
Joel has presented nine concert tours as organist in Denmark and has led three FPC Moorestown choir tours in Denmark and Sweden. He is equally committed to leading worshipful music with all ages and strives to glorify God and edify His children through the great classical organ and choral works which are a treasure of Christian culture.
 
Please contact Joel at 856.235.1688 x 109 

Luke Maxted

Volunteer Interim Youth Director
Luke studied at London School of Theology where he gained a degree in Theology and completed a research Masters on God as Father in Matthew’s Gospel.
Since graduating he has worked as a pastor in a Baptist church in London and an Anglican church in the suburbs of London where he specialized in ministry with children and families.
Luke is married to Kelly and they have two sons, Reuben and Judah.
He is a fellow at UrbanPromise International with Kelly and they plan to launch the UK’s first UrbanPromise when they return home.
 
Please contact Luke at 856.235.1688 
 

Our Administrative Staff

 

Earl Gage

Administrator
Earl has been leading the administrative team since 2013. His philosophy; Church Administration Must Be God-Centered and People-Oriented. Earl’s background as Clerk of the Board and Administrator for the County of Salem for more than ten years, along with many years in the business world, has equipped him for his current role as a servant-leader.
Born and raised in Salem, NJ; Earl and his wife, Randi, raised their four children in Salem and still reside there. Earl and Randi are now proud grandparents of four grandchildren. The family attends the First Presbyterian Church of Salem where Earl is an Elder and member of the choir. Earl’s service as a member of the Salem City Council (and a former mayor) demonstrates his love of his community.
 
Please contact Earl at 856.235.1688 x 106 

Norm Vandergrift

Accounting Manager
Norm has been privileged to serve as our accounting manager since 2001. He handles donations and record keeping for parishioners and all church events. He processes incoming funds, payroll, invoices and tracking for all church departments, boards and committees. Norm supports the church administrator in the daily operations of our church, budgeting financial projects and committees. He serves as a resource to staff in financial matters.
Norm’s greatest joy is time spent with his wife, Linda. They have been married for 37 years. They have many opportunities to reach out with the love of Christ to those in need in our communities. They have also served with the Red Cross for more than 30 years. Linda and Norm’s quiet times are spent in relaxation on the beach in Ocean City!
 
Please contact Norm at 856.235.1688 x 112 

Jan Martin

Office Manager and Assistant to the Pastor/Head of Staff
Jan Martin has been with First Presbyterian since October 2014 and has worked in a variety of roles. Originally hired as a temporary staffer for children’s ministries, she later expanded her role as an administrative assistant in the office. In 2015 Jan was promoted to her present position. The office is a busy place and she loves her job! Jan and her family moved to New Jersey in 2014 from Elmhurst, IL where Jan was a church administrator for eight years. She worked in collegiate sports communications for more than 15 years on staff at West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, the Big Ten Conference, Mid-Continent Conference, and as a USA Press Officer for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Jan and her husband, Lance, have two children, Kyle and Kelsey, and live in Marlton.
 
Please contact Jan at 856.235.1688 x 133

Alison Mackey

Administrative Assistant
Alison Mackey joined our office staff in 2017 as the full-time administrative assistant. Some of her responsibilities include to prepare bulletins, the prayer list, and weekly Letters of Well Wishing. She also coordinates the annual Youth Choirs Retreat and the approval process for baptisms. Prior to working at FPC Moorestown, Alison worked as the office administrator at The Presbyterian Church At Woodbury for more than 11 years. She also served as a short-term missionary in Togo, West Africa, doing translation work. Alison has been an Awana Leader for more than 20 years at two churches in South Jersey.
 
Please contact Alison at 856.235.1688 x 113 
 

 

 

Our Property Crew

 

Our Crew

FPC Moorestown has an awesome Property Crew led by Steve Margerum, Property Supervisor. Our group of support staff includes Steve Cashmer and Fausto de la Cruz. As the Property Crew, they keep our church buildings and grounds in great shape. The team supports our ministries, committees and visitors with setting up Fellowship Hall and the class rooms for meetings and affairs. They are generally working behind the scenes to keep FPC Moorestown looking just as it should.

Steve Margerum, Property Supervisor

Steve Cashmer

Fausto de la Cruz