and 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 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 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 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.
Deacon of Christ Church Kids
Director of Church Operations And Christ church youth (Pastoral Resident)
Joe Catoe works part time 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. In his other job, Joe is a Regional Sales Consultant. He lives on Greenwich street with his wife Kristen and their two children.
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.
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.
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.
Lead Administrator and Youth Group CO-LEADER
Event Logistics Support
Church Supply Coordinator