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Senior Pastor

Dave joined Bayside Chapel in 2011 and currently serves as the Senior Pastor. He came to us from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN where he served as Dean from 2007 to 2011. While there he also taught preaching and ministry leadership courses. Prior to his time at Bethel he served for 23 years as the Senior Pastor of Grace Point Church in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Dave earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Dave and his wife, Diane, live in Ocean Acres. They have three married children.

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Assistant Pastor

Ken’s areas of oversight here at Bayside includes everything from the parking lot to membership. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned “Baysider”, chances are you will get to know Ken. If you’re looking to get involved in a Life Group, Adult Education Class, or Support & Recovery Group, he will direct you accordingly. If you’re interested in baptism, membership, or finding your fit in serving at Bayside, Ken will be the one to guide you!

Ken earned an M.A. degree in Pastoral Studies from Capital Seminary and Graduate School in Lancaster, Penn., and a Bachelor’s in Religion (Biblical Studies) and from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

He married high school sweetheart, Laura, in 2010, and they have a daughter, Olivia, born in October 2013. They joined Bayside in 2011. Ken enjoys Mixed Martial Arts, guitar, drums, bass and all things Disney. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., lived in other locations in the state and in Pennsylvania, before relocating to New Jersey in 2004.

Stop by the Blue Table this Sunday and say hi!

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Assistant Pastor

Joe received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from William Paterson and a Master’s in Music Theory and Composition from Montclair State. Joe is married to Pat, and has two children, Chris and Kara.

Joe is serving as the Assistant Pastor of all of Bayside's care-related ministries; loss and recovery groups, benevolence, counseling, and is also the Pastor over our seniors ministry.

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Worship Pastor

Nick and his family have been members of Bayside Chapel since 2003. Nick has been married to Tracey since 1992, and has three beautiful children: Jackie, Anthony, and Nicholas.

As Worship Pastor Nick leads us in Worship on Sunday mornings as well as leads and coordinates the tech team, choir, and creative arts/set design teams. Nick is also the one behind all of the cool media and print you see at Bayside.

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Pastor of Operations

James and his wife Anna moved to New Jersey and joined Bayside in 2006. James received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies at Grace Evangelical College (’06) and his Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (’10). James began serving on the tech team soon after joining Bayside and recently took on the position of Operations Pastor, giving oversight to the administrative and custodial staff, and providing cohesion to the wide variety of communications channels the church utilizes. James also oversees all things tech related, such as the audio, video, and lighting for our worship services and special events.

James and Anna have 2 amazing children Fenway (Go Red Sox!) and Lucas. They enjoy bringing up their kids as a part of the Bayside family (including the occasional early hours on Sunday morning). One of James’ favorite verses is Psalm 37:4-5 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act."

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Children's Ministry Director

Tiffany (and her husband Tristan) moved from Virginia to join staff as our Children’s Ministry Director. She graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in religion. She then completed her master’s degree in children’s ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Tiffany and Tristan are thrilled to have their children grow-up at Bayside.

Her desire is to reach children with the gospel of Christ and disciple them to serve Him. Tiffany oversees the children's ministry for nursery-6th grade. She also directs the AWANA and VBS programs.

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Director of Student Ministries

Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Church Ministries: Youth Ministries from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He grew up in Manahawkin and has called Bayside his home since 1999. He is engaged to be married to his fiancé Danielle, and they look forward to settling down in Barnegat after their marriage this June.

Brian serves as our Director of Student Ministries. In this role he oversees outreach, ministry, and programming directed towards middle school and high school students, young adults, and students with special needs.

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Mike and his wife Patti have been members of Bayside since 2010. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. We are excited to have Mike as a member of our team. His hardwork and dedication make a great impact on providing you with a safe and warm environment on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Next time you see him in the halls stop by and say hello!

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Administrative Assistant

Kelly moved to New Jersey in 2001 from Pennsylvania. She found Bayside a few months later and quickly realized that Bayside would be her home. She has been serving as a Youth Group Leader for several years. She enjoys working with the girls in both Junior High and Senior High Small Groups. She has also been serving in Nursery for over 10 years.

Kelly has two daughters, Liz and Erica. They live in Manahawkin and enjoy the lovely New Jersey Beaches. The family also enjoys raising seeing-eye puppies.

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Tracy Geresy

Administrative Assistant

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Anna Carson

Nursery Coordinator

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