Leadership
& Staff

Church Staff

Jeff Boettcher

Jeff Boettcher

Lead Pastor

Jeff Boettcher is the founding and lead pastor of Christ Church South Philadelphia. He has a passion for helping people connect the good news of Jesus Christ to the everyday stuff of their lives. He serves as the main preacher at Christ Church and leads in implementing our mission and vision. Pastor Jeff also serves as the team chaplain for the Philadelphia Phillies and is a leader in several church planting collaborates in Philadelphia and the Northeast Region.  He lives on Dickinson Street with his wife Angie, their three children, and their dog Brian Dawkins.

Matt Slingerland

Matt Slingerland

Pastor

Matt Slingerland is a full-time pastor at Christ Church. He focuses primarily on pastoral counseling and our spiritual growth ministries. He lives on Front Street with his wife Jessica, 3 children and his dog Charlie.

Ian mcconnell

Ian mcconnell

Pastor

Ian McConnell is a bivocational pastor who splits his time between serving on church staff and as the interim President for our denomination; Trinity Fellowship Churches.  Ian was born and raised in Philadelphia and has been serving in pastoral ministry for over 20 years.  At Christ Church he brings leadership to our outreach ministries.  He lives in 41st street with his wife Rachel, 3 children, and 3 Giant Schnauzers.

Steve Crowell

Steve Crowell

Pastor

Steve Crowell is a bi-vocational pastor at Christ Church. He works full time as an electrical engineer. Drawing on his engineering background, Steve helps the leadership team pay careful attention to detail and think through implications and implementation of ministry initiatives. He leads our Global Missions Initiatves. He lives in Girard Estates with his wife Megan, their two sons and two daughters.

Joe Catoe

Joe Catoe

Director of Church Operations And Christ church youth (Pastoral Resident)

Joe Catoe works as our Director of Church Operations where he leads in helping us implement and execute our church’s mission. He also serves by leading Christ Church Youth.  He lives on Greenwich street with his wife Kristen and their two children.

Caleb McCurley

Caleb McCurley

Pastoral Resident

Caleb is a bivocational pastoral resident at Christ Church.  He works full time as a General Manager for Panera Bread.  He serves Christ Church by assisting with teaching, preaching and leading a small group.  He also assists with our Global Missions Initiatives. Caleb and his wife Jessie live on Wilder street with their son and daughter.

Caleb BERMUDEZ

Caleb BERMUDEZ

Pastoral INTERN

Caleb Bermudez is a pastoral intern at Christ Church South Philly.  He works fulltime college ministry for CRU at Temple and also serves with overseas missions.  He lives on with his wife Claire and 3 children on Wilder Street.

Megan Crowell

Megan Crowell

Deacon of Christ Church Kids

Megan serves our children by training and scheduling our Christ Church Kid’s volunteers, overseeing the implementation of our curriculum, and administering our child safety policies and procedures. She also helps us to serve the orphaned children in our city through overseeing our orphan care clothes closet and holding regular orphan care awareness meetings and other initiatives. Megan is passionate about seeing children come to know Jesus and we are blessed to have her helping us invest in the next generation.
John Carlson

John Carlson

Deacon of Recovery Ministry

John serves by leading our recovery ministry, Transformation to Recovery (www.transformationtorecovery.com).  TTR is a faith based recovery community center that seeks to bring the light of Jesus into the darkness of addiction.  Through this ministry we offer services for those in addictions, such as, detox and rehab placement, life skills, GED classes, recovery meetings and a discipleship house.  TTR also provides education and support through workshops and leadership training for local churches and community organizations.  John is passionate about this ministry and we are grateful for his strategic leadership.

Steve Gregory

Steve Gregory

Deacon of Finances

Steve serves by helping church leadership steward our resources.  He has years of business experience and uses his expertise to help us employ best practices and policies so that we might maximize our monies for our mission.  

Rose Wortman

Rose Wortman

Lead Administrator

Elise Neumann

Elise Neumann

Event Logistics Support

Sarah Miner

Sarah Miner

Church Supply Coordinator