OUR STAFF

PASTOR FRANK LOVERO

LEAD PASTOR

Hello, my name is Frank and I am the Lead Pastor at Connect Church. During my senior year of high school, I felt God shifting the course of my life towards serving in the church. I went to the University of Valley Forge where I received a degree in Youth Ministry. Following college amd different ministry opportunities there, I joined staff at a church plant in Robbinsville, Lifetree Community Church. After a few years, I moved to Pennington AG Church where I served as the student pastor. Through my time there, God opened the doors for this church to begin and I am excited to see what God does in this community.

Fun Fact: I love sports, especially the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.

RACHAEL LOVERO

Hey Hey!! I’m Rachael, and I helped start Connect Church with my husband Frank! Over the past couple of years, I’ve worked for the public school systems in Mercer County and have learned so much about running a children’s program. Volunteering at church and working with the youth group for several years after being saved has prepared me for this new role. I’m so excited to share the good news of Jesus with the next generation!

Fun Fact - I’m obsessed with British crime shows.

PASTOR DAVE AMENDOLA

DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR

Hello, my name is Dave and I am the Discipleship Pastor at Connect Church. During High School, God called me to serve in ministry. I went to the University of Valley Forge where I received a degree in Youth Ministry. After graduation I joined the staff of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in East Brunswick. I served at Lighthouse for 12 years as the youth and young adults pastor. We are so excited that God has opened the door to serve at Connect Church. We are looking forward to aiding in making disciples as we Connect to Jesus and one another.

Fun Fact: I love watching the Mets play baseball!

MEGHAN AMENDOLA

STAFF SUPPORT

Hello, my name is Meghan. I am the wife of Dave, the Discipleship Pastor at Connect Church. I have served as a youth leader for 8 years. I am a mom of a toddler and am a School Psychologist for the Long Branch Public Schools. I am excited to partner with my husband and the staff at Connect Church.

Fun Fact: I love to bake and make the best chocolate chip cookie bars.

NADEEN KAMEL

WORSHIP DIRECTOR

Hi everyone! My name is Nadeen and I’m the Worship Director at Connect Church. I graduated from TCNJ in May 2020 and jumped into ministry right after in obedience to The Lord and His plans. I also serve on InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as Campus Staff at Rutgers Camden and TCNJ. I’m super excited to grow with Connect Church and worship our great God with you all 😊

Fun fact: I deeply love bonfires; my favorite thing to do is just cozying up by the fire and listening to good music.

ANGELA LOVERO

DREAM TEAM DIRECTOR

Hello, my name is Angela and I am the Dream Team Coordinator at Connect Church. Since college, I have been involved in ministry. It has been an amazing journey to see God use me in different ministries and shape my heart for his church. Over the last couple of years in Youth Ministry, I have been most excited to work alongside volunteers, help them succeed in their ministry, and celebrate wins with them. Working with the teams at Connect Church will be a great opportunity to keep growing in that. I can't wait to serve with you at Connect Church!

Fun Fact: I work as an entomologist at a bug lab. It's not uncommon for me to get random pictures of bugs text to me to identify!

RYLEE BRIGGS

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CONNECT KIDS DIRECTOR

Hi! I’m Rylee and I’m the kid’s director for Connect Church! I grew up in Ewing, going to and serving at my youth group. I am currently a full-time college student at Mercer County Community College and I have been teaching swim lessons to children for the last few years. My experience with kids led me to begin serving in our kid’s ministry at the start of 2021! It has been inspiring to watch the students grow and be excited about Jesus. I felt God encouraging me to step up to this role to not only serve our kids, but also to learn from them. I am so excited to lead our kids and see God work within our families!

 

Fun fact: I have a pet gecko and over 50 plants in my room!