Meet Our Staff

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Rev. Dr. David M. Brown

  

our interim pastor, earned his B.A. from Michigan State University (English Education), M.Div. from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Bible), Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary (Homiletics), and Ph.D. from Temple University (Rhetoric and Communication). He was ordained by the Stelton Baptist Church of Edison, NJ in 1974, and, over the course of his ministry, has completed two full-time pastorates (NJ and CA), 10 interim pastorates (NJ, ID, CA, NH, two in PA (RBC is his third), and three in OH). He also served as Executive Director of the American Baptist Theological Center at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena and Interim Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island.

​His ultimate goal is to get us ready for our new pastor. Through preaching, newsletter articles, Bible studies, special presentations and programs, or small group meetings, he is working with our Search Team and Leadership Council to prepare for new pastoral leadership—a pastor who will be different from every other pastor we’ve known. We to look ahead with hope and purpose as we await the soon arrival of the man or woman who will be our new pastor.
 

Above all, remember the encouraging words of Jeremiah 29:11 during these days: "'I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" That’s where we’re headed under the Lordship of Jesus and the guiding hand of his Holy Spirit, toward that new future he will be working out in and through us! 

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Ryan Seckman

our Youth Director has grown a creative ministry that engages older children and youth both from the congregation and the community. Ryan’s open personality and understanding of youth culture bring together healthy relational skills and a love of connecting young people with Jesus. Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry and minor in Biblical Studies from Eastern University. He is a video game enthusiast and a gifted musician. He shares his life with a couple of feline friends-- Fanta and Nacho. He has been doing youth ministry for over 10 years, loves to connect with students and always welcomes new faces at Youth Group! 

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Terry Myers

our Administrative Assistant, served in Bulgaria for 17 years with American Baptist International Ministries. Her multi-faceted ministry included managing a literacy program for Roma (Gypsy) children, coordinating the International Ministries-Bulgarian Baptist partnership, providing support to short-term mission teams and helping to organize “Daughters of Bulgaria,” an outreach to victims of human trafficking. Terry is both efficient and friendly, and if she doesn't have the answers, she will find them! Her church office hours are from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. She's ready to help you in any way she can. 

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Kris Christopher

our Director of the Royersford Baptist Church Nursery School is a skilled educator in early childhood education. Kris administers a staff of certified teachers that honor the many faiths, cultures and ethnic backgrounds of our students and offer a stimulating program with active learning in an inviting environment. She maintains a low student-teacher ratio and assures that each grade level receives a developmentally appropriate curriculum to prepare the children for success in Kindergarten. Kris earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bucknell University and Master of Education Degree from Cabrini College. She previously taught Kindergarten in the West Chester Area School District. 

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Lara Cifelli

our Worship Coordinator shapes the varied elements of worship into unified themes for each of our services. She accomplishes this richness in worship by helping people to share their talents together. Lara can help you participate in worship teams, special music, bell choir and many other opportunities. Lara teaches instrumental music in two Quakertown elementary schools. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education Degree from Immaculata University and her Master of Science in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph University. 

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Alex Cifelli

our Accompanist brings joy to our worship experiences as he accompanies the choir, worship teams and congregational singing. His vocal and instrumental musical gifts are outstanding both at RBC and in our community where he teaches 7th grade music and directs High School musicals and Men’s Choir in the Spring-Ford School District. Alex earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education Degree from Catholic University of America and his Master of Science in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph University. 

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Sharon Brownback

has been the Choir Director at RBC for over thirty-five years.  The anthems she chooses range from simple to challenging and include sacred, spiritual and contemporary music. Various instruments enhance the anthems when possible.  She is always happy for new choir members!