Leadership

Staff

Rev. Kevin Merritt – Senior Pastor

Kevin grew up in the Boston suburbs. After college, he spent 14 years in buying/merchandising for upscale retail companies. In 2007, Kevin graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. He and Liz have been married for 27 years and have three grown children. In addition, Kevin serves as President of the Board of Directors for Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Centers, an organization that helps young mothers deal with unplanned pregnancies.

Liz Merritt – Minister of Discipleship/Outreach

Liz grew up in Fairfield CT and Vermont.  After college, she worked in the White House and at the Congressional Budget Office in D.C. before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Liz received a Master of Arts in Religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, with an emphasis on women’s ministry. Liz is passionate about building a genuine New Testament community and bringing the Scriptures to life through her teaching.

Mark Persson – Youth Minister

Mark was born and raised in Sycamore, Illinois, and Michelle grew up in Farmington, Connecticut. They met at Wheaton College where Mark graduated with a degree in Biblical Studies and Ancient Languages and Michelle graduated with a degree in Psychology. Mark is passionate about developing students into devoted followers of Christ. Michelle has served in multiple missions trips to the Dominican Republic with Kids Alive International. Mark and Michelle were married in July, 2015, and are excited to partner together and serve the youth at Stepney.  Mark is currently working on his Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Leadership Council

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Leadership Council Chairman

Carol Bussey

Carol Bussey

Leadership Council Clerk

Roberto Perez

Roberto Perez

Leadership Council Treasurer

Worship Team

Worship Team

Worship Team

Jacob Johnson, Rory O'Brien, Jason Paz, Martha Tuturo, Rachael Johnson

Leadership

Staff

Rev. Kevin Merritt
Senior Pastor

Kevin grew up in the Boston suburbs. After college, he spent 14 years in buying/merchandising for upscale retail companies. In 2007, Kevin graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. He and Liz have been married for 27 years and have three grown children. In addition, Kevin serves as President of the Board of Directors for Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Centers, an organization that helps young mothers deal with unplanned pregnancies.

Liz Merritt
Minister of Discipleship/Outreach

Liz grew up in Fairfield CT and Vermont.  After college, she worked in the White House and at the Congressional Budget Office in D.C. before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Liz received a Master of Arts in Religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, with an emphasis on women’s ministry. Liz is passionate about building a genuine New Testament community and bringing the Scriptures to life through her teaching.

Mark Persson
Youth Minister

Mark was born and raised in Sycamore, Illinois, and Michelle grew up in Farmington, Connecticut. They met at Wheaton College where Mark graduated with a degree in Biblical Studies and Ancient Languages and Michelle graduated with a degree in Psychology. Mark is passionate about developing students into devoted followers of Christ. Michelle has served in multiple missions trips to the Dominican Republic with Kids Alive International. Mark and Michelle were married in July, 2015, and are excited to partner together and serve the youth at Stepney.  Mark is currently working on his Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Leadership Council

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Leadership Council Chairman

Carol Bussey

Carol Bussey

Leadership Council Clerk

Roberto Perez

Roberto Perez

Leadership Council Treasurer

Worship Team

Worship Team

Worship Team

Jacob Johnson, Rory O'Brien, Jason Paz, Martha Tuturo, Rachael Johnson