Paul Kemper

LEad Pastor

Taking a less conventional route into the ministry, Paul has a Marketing degree from Messiah College.  He later completed a Master’s of Divinity from Biblical Seminary.  Before entering the Pastorate, he spent thirteen years in the Pharmaceutical industry, later transitioning to serve as a Worship Leader for six years and an Associate Pastor for three years.


Paul and his wife Leslie live in Lansdale and have three children; Sarah, Jacob and Libby.  Paul genuinely enjoys building stuff and has successfully gained the reputation with his kids of being able to fix almost anything they give him…so far.


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Jeff Dean

Family life pastor

Pastor Jeff joined Bridge as our Family Life Pastor in June 2023. Before coming to Bridge, Pastor Jeff served as an Online Pastor for 5 years. His other experience includes developing and overseeing a ministry school for 5 years, being part of an evangelistic ministry for 5 years, and serving as a Youth Pastor for 8 years. Pastor Jeff is a graduate of University of Valley Forge where he majored in Pastoral Ministry and earned a Bachelors in Bible.

 

Pastor Jeff and his wife Alison have 2 adopted children, Tyler and Toby, and a golden retriever. Originally from Western PA, Pastor Jeff and his family now live in Lansdale. His heart is for people and he enjoys hanging out and spending time. Pastor Jeff also loves helping people save money and get a good deal. 


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Kristine Barco

Next Generation Pastor

Pastor Kristine leads our children and teens from birth to 12th grade.  She served as a volunteer at BCC for thirteen years before coming on staff.  Before joining the team, she worked in various roles teaching, leading, and directing at the Goddard School.


Kristine is a graduate of Evangel University and lives in Lansdale with her husband Glenn and three children: James, Caroline, and Kylie.  She loves kids, animals, and is passionate about bringing the truth of God's love to the next generation in a way that is fun and exciting.  Kristine is also available for a consultation if you have any questions about pets as her home has been known to function as a miniature zoo over the years, housing some really unique and creative animals.


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jacob suida

Youth and media pastor

Jacob grew up close by in Schwenksville, PA, and graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School. At the age of 14, Jacob fell in love with the Lord and received a call into full-time ministry, which he has pursued in several ways throughout the last 10 years. Jacob attended and graduated from Crossroads Leadership College (formerly Crossroads Masters Commission) in Lafayette, Louisiana. After graduating he was able to further his education and training serving as a Student Ministry Intern and Coordinator of Student Small Groups.


Jacob is intentional about discipleship, leadership development, and community. Faithfully serving in student ministry since he was a student himself, he has a passionate desire to see the next generation be grounded in scripture, boldly in love with Jesus, and enthusiastically serving others. 


He is also very passionate about music, travel, and more than anything COFFEE. His love language can be summed up well into one sentence “do you want to grab coffee sometime?”


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Jennifer Martinelli

Ministry Assistant & LEAP Director

Jennifer Martinelli joined our Staff in May of 2022 and serves as our Ministry Assistant and the Director of our youth workshop series, LEAP. Jennifer is a graduate of Arcadia University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, teens, and adults. Jennifer has worked extensively with children and teens with social communication challenges and is passionate about helping others seek their God Given Purpose and Gifts. 


Jennifer lives in Lansdale and is a wife and mother of three. She enjoys biking, walking, and spending time at the beach. One of her favorite hobbies is decorating for birthday parties and her favorite food is chicken wings! 


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Jess Liples

Financial administrator (INTERIM )

Jess joined our Staff at the end of 2023 and serves as our Financial Administrator while Trish is on maternity leave.  Prior to this, she served as a volunteer leader for the Rockin' Tots ministry for 15 years and still enjoys teaching in that class each month.


Jess is a graduate of Messiah College with a degree in Accounting.  She lives in Skippack with her husband Andy and their 2 children: Tommy and Hannah.  Jess enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, occasional rock climbing, card making, and traveling to new places.


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Trish Klapper

Financial Administrator & Worship Coordinator

In spring of 2022, Trish joined our team and took over handling BCC’s finances.  Prior to living in Lansdale, she attended Penn State and served as a Worship Leader at her college church, where she met her husband, Daniel.  Trish graduated in May of 2021 and married Daniel the same month.  (She actually skipped her own graduation to get married- ask her about it sometime!)


Some of Trish’s hobbies include reading, playing piano, and backseat gaming (along with occasionally gaming herself).  However, worship is what gets her really excited!  She loves serving on Bridge’s Worship Team and considers it her greatest privilege in life to make music for the Lord.


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Stacey Frutiger

Social Media & Communications Coordinator

In 2023 Stacey came on staff at Bridge. Before she joined the team, Stacey attended Bridge for 10 years and even met her husband here! She attended Cairn University (which, for her, included a year in Wisconsin and a semester in Uganda) and graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work. She worked as a social worker serving families in foster care and adoption after graduation until she and her husband welcomed their first son. Will and Stacey now have 2 sons and 1 cat. Stacey also runs a local play date group for moms in the Lansdale area, so if she is not at the church, you can probably find her and her boys at a local park with their friends! 


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Leadership

Elder Team

Paul Kemper

Andy Liples

Alex Thomas


Advisory Board/Deacons

Joseph Devlin- Secretary

Willard Frutiger - Treasurer

Bill Gaerthe

Caleb Reinford

Barb Thomas