Staff

  • Rev. Dr. Barnabas Sprinkle

    Lead Pastor

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 121


    Barnabas' name means “son of encouragement,” and he strives to live up to it. His passion is helping people experience eternal and abundant life in Jesus Christ. He has lived out this passion at three churches before Liberty Corner, in Texas, Georgia, and most recently in Medford, Oregon where he has served for eight years. 


    Barnabas earned degrees in physics and communication before getting a Master of Divinity degree and Spiritual Formation Certificate at Columbia Seminary as well as a Doctorate in Ministry from Fuller Seminary emphasizing missional leadership. He enjoys woodworking and has recently tried his hand at wood turning. 


    His partner in marriage and ministry is Emi, a professional counselor who has started both counseling centers and wholeness ministries. She grew up in Romania (attending the Hungarian Reformed Church) and came to the U.S. as a political refugee before the fall of communism. She has two master’s degrees in counseling and public administration, and a spiritual formation certificate. Emi is the musical one, playing piano and hammered dulcimer. 


    The Sprinkles have three children: Joshua, Matthew, and Hannah. All three enjoy scouts and piano. Together, the family enjoys camping and hiking in God’s creation. 


  • Rev. Anne Havrilla

    Associate Pastor

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 113


    Anne is the Associate Pastor at Liberty Corner Church. Her areas of ministry encompass Spiritual Formation (for adults), which includes classes and small groups. She also leads worship, provides pastoral care and is the pastor to the Deacon board. Anne is a certified Spiritual Director and also a licensed Zumba instructor. She is married to Alden Johnson, who is also a pastor, and has two adult children, Alec and Amity, and three crazy cats.

  • Kelly Tancredi

    Director of Family Ministries

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 117


    Since joining the staff in 2006, Kelly has worked to nurture children and families toward a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. As Director of Family Ministries, Kelly leads a team of dedicated volunteers who work to make Liberty Corner Kids and Student Ministry a place kids, students, and parents love! She oversees children from birth through high school. 

  • Patricia Russo

    The Children's Corner Director

    (908) 647-8401


    Trish has been part of the The Children's Corner (TCC) family since 2007. She has taught in many of the classrooms, including the toddler, 3 and 4-year old classes, and most recently, in pre-kindergarten. She became Director of TCC in August of 2018. Trish graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Operations Technology. Trish firmly believes preschool is a pivotal time in a child’s life and wants to foster the best Christian learning environment for everyone. Trish has a unique ability to genuinely connect and interact with children and adults and always models what it means to put others first. She lives in Basking Ridge with her husband Tom and her two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Krista, who attend Penn State and Florida State, respectively. 


  • Bill Stauffer

    Director of Contemporary Worship Ministries

    Communication Associate


    Bill coordinates and leads the Contemporary Worship service and assists with communications. Bill studied music education at Westminster Choir College, and has served in churches in New Jersey and North Carolina. Bill comes not only with musical skills, but a pastor's heart. Bill has twins (a son and a daughter), and is a big New York Mets fan.


  • Jane Kolarik

    Executive Director

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 104


    Jane is the Executive Director at Liberty Corner Church, rejoining staff as of May 1 in this capacity. Her areas of responsibility are Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, and oversight for finance and HR for The Children’s Corner. Jane brings over 30 years of experience in public accounting. She is grateful to use her abilities to serve the Lord in ministry, and thankful for God’s faithfulness and love. Jane has volunteered in many ministries throughout our faith community since first attending Liberty Corner in August 2004 with her daughter, Hannah. 


  • Peggy Simpson

    Business Administrator

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 120


    Peggy manages Human Resources and the database. She has been a member of Liberty Corner Church since 2004, and has served in many capacities. Peggy has two grown sons, both of whom live outside the U.S. In addition to four biological grandchildren, she has adopted grandchildren from several nations. 


    Peggy feels privileged to be a member of staff. She is an unpaid servant who is available in the church office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

  • Joe Assante

    Facilities Manager

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 107

    (908) 300-6605


    Joe oversees the day-to-day operations of Liberty Corner Church campus including maintenance, building security, repairs, room set-up and scheduling.

  • Heather Tracy

    Communication Manager


    Heather adds visual impact to church ministry through design and layout for print, web and media communication.

  • Lexie Blajsa

    Bookkeeper

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 103


    Lexie is the part-time Bookkeeper. She keeps Liberty Corner Church ministry running by paying the bills and balancing the books. Lexie and her husband, Mark, have three kids and love to spend time with their extended family at the beach. 

  • Marie Wenslau

    Administrative Assistant

    (908) 647-0340 ext. 105


    Marie provides support to the church staff, as needed. Upon her retirement from the corporate world, Marie decided to serve God and others by volunteering as part of the church staff. She is available in the church office Tuesday through Thursday. Marie has three grown sons and three grandchildren; she is grateful for her many blessings.

  • Chuck Schneider

    Covenant Choir Director


    Chuck Schneider came to LCPC in September 2012 and since then has taken on some different roles at the church, including: Director of the Children’s Choirs (2012-present), CAMP Director (2012-2015), and Covenant Choir Director (2015-present). Chuck studied voice at Rutgers University and received his Masters of Music at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduate school, Chuck toured the country as an opera singer with opera companies in North Carolina, Iowa, and Alaska, to name a few. Since that time he has taught private voice lessons from Staten Island, New York to Miami Florida since 2002 and has settled in nicely at The Lawrenceville School and Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. When Chuck isn’t doing something musically related, he loves spending time with his two children Charlie and Mina. You can catch the back of Chuck’s head, as he conducts the choir, most Sunday mornings at 9:15 and 11 am. For information regarding children’s choirs, Covenant Choir, Easter Choir, Christmas Choir, or Advent Choir, please reach out to Chuck.

  • Grace Kang

    Organist


    Grace graduated from the Juilliard School with BM in Organ Performance and MM in Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She was the first-place winner in NYC AGO Chapter competition and gave a winner recital at NY Unitarian Church. She received Alice Tully and Vernon de Tar Scholarship. Grace shares her talents by providing beautiful music for the traditional worship service each Sunday. 

  • David Sherman

    Bell Choir Director


    David is a junior at Westminster Choir College and a member of the acclaimed Westminster Concert Bell Choir. He has been ringing handbells for more than 10 years and looks forward to growing the bell program at Liberty Corner Church. 

  • Office Volunteers

    Kevin Fox

    Sharon Lawton