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.

Rob Furr

Discipleship Pastor

Rob joined our staff in May of 2016 as our Discipleship Pastor.  He and his wife, Kristi, have one child, Zebadiah. Originally from Morgantown, West Virginia, Rob and Kristi, are 2010 graduates of the University of Valley Forge and served in Youth and Discipleship Ministries in two churches.  Most recently, Pastor Rob helped launch a church plant in his hometown of Morgantown helping to lay their foundation around discipleship.  

A tech at heart, Rob also has extensive experience with professional audio and video. You may see him training our media team or installing new technology at times, but his primary role and passion is to help people become followers of Jesus Christ.

Kristine Barco

Children's Pastor

Pastor Kristine leads our children form birth to grade four.  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.

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, L. E. A. P.  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! 

Trish Klapper

Financial Administrator

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.

Kristi Furr

Digital Media & communications

Kristi came on staff in 2017. Originally from Morgantown, West Virginia, Kristi and her husband, Rob, are 2010 graduates of the University of Valley Forge and have served in Youth and Discipleship Ministries. Before coming to Bridge, they were part of a team that launched a church in their very own hometown. You will often find Kristi watching tv series, cooking with her son or trying new foods... all usually with a coffee in hand.


Elder Team

Rob Furr

Paul Kemper

Andy Liples

Kevin Oberholzer

Advisory Board/Deacons

Joe Devlin- Secretary

Willard Frutiger - Treasurer

Alex Thomas

Barb Thomas

Jim Thomas