MEET THE SPEAKERS.
Pastor at Lincroft Bible Church
Having grown up in Middletown, Dan has a heart for the area, and especially, college students. During his summers home from college, Dan developed LBC’s college ministry called SPUR. After graduating from Geneva College in December 2008 with a degree in Student Ministry, Dan joined the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) in the summer of 2009. He works in partnership with LBC as a College Minister to reach college-age students. Dan, his wife Emily, their son, Micah, and their two daughters, Analise and Madelyn, serve together here at LBC.
Emily grew up in Indiana. The Lord saved her as a young child and she has been devoting herself to him since early in life. Emily attended Geneva College and majored in English education. While in college she served as a young life leader reaching out to high school students. It was there that she met her husband, but spent a year in oversees teaching English at a university as a platform for sharing the gospel before they were married. Emily continues live out a calling to make disciples by raising up three young children (soon to be four) in the Lord. Emily has a passion for women to know and love the Word of God. She has led a ministry for young moms called MOPS for several years and is currently leading a Bible study ministry for women called Women of the Word. In addition, she has also published a children's curriculum called "Little Hearts Little Hands" along with some friends. She loves a good cup of coffee, a quality conversation, and spending time with friends.
Pastor at Grace Bible Church
I was raised in North Bangor, New York. The Lord used the faithful witness and example of my grandparents to lead me to himself. After graduating St. Lawrence University, where I studied to be a math teacher, I moved to Los Angeles to study at the Master’s Seminary in preparation for full time ministry. There, my wife Karen and I served in the college ministry of Grace Community Church at USC. We came to Grace in 2013. I serve as associate pastor/elder over Youth, Children's, and Technology ministries.
Pastor at Greenhouse Church
Hoon currently serves as lead pastor of Greenhouse Church, with a site in East Brunswick and a second site in Palisades Park, NJ. He is married to Shelly and together have three sons; Sean 12, Liam 10, and Colin 6. Hoon enjoys writing and is a lover of charcuteries, fly-fishing and soccer. Having grown up in Italy, he loves cooking and is an ardent supporter of Juventus FC.
Hoon graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from Lehigh University and received his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminar in Glenside, PA. His calling and passion is to plant ‘3M” (missional, multiethnic, multiplying) churches in New Jersey.
Additionally, his involvement with youth and young adult ministry spans 20 years as a speaker, writer and consultant. He is the author of Creative Bible Lessons in Genesis (Zondervan), 365 Meditations for Teens, and has written for Youth worker Journal, and the Journal of Student Ministries.
Pastor at Colts Neck Community Church
Pastor Jim Quigley was born and raised in New Jersey and is the youngest of four kids. He went to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering. He then moved to Connecticut to work at Hamilton Sundstrand where he designed engine control systems for military fighter jets and commercial aircraft. While in Connecticut, he founded and advised the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Trinity College, where he led weekly Bible studies and discipled college students. He also met his beautiful wife Holly and they eventually got married in 2013. The Lord had other plans for him, however, and five years after he came to Connecticut, Jim and Holly moved to South Hamilton, Massachusetts so that he could attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In May 2016, he graduated from seminary with his Master of Divinity. Pastor Jim is passionate about proclaiming the amazing truth of the Word of God, of seeing peoples’ lives transformed by the gospel of grace, and walking alongside people as they seek the Lord. In his spare time, Pastor Jim loves sports (volleyball, rowing, tennis) and being outside (hiking, white water rafting). He also enjoys board games, cards, cooking, eating, and rooting for the New York Football Giants.
Pastor at Lincroft Bible Church
Chris grew up in Middletown and came to know Jesus at a young age. While in college, he started SPUR with Dan Terracciano, LBC’s college pastor. After graduating Liberty University in 2009 with a degree in Pastoral Leadership, Chris went on for more schooling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During seminary, he was a pastoral intern at LBC for one summer. He graduated from Southern with an M.Div in 2013. He is married to Heather and they have a son, Roman and a daughter, Ruthanne. He enjoys drinking coffee, watching TV, and following the New York Giants. He blogs at Raising Lazarus.
Missions Pastor at Grace Bible Church
I was born in Neptune City, NJ, and have lived in Jersey my whole life. I graduated from Wall High School and went straight to working odd maintenance and office jobs after graduating. The Lord saved me at a young age and I was baptized when I was in Middle School. In 2014 I married my best friend and lovely wife, Megan, and we have one beautiful daughter, Aria. I currently am enrolled at Boyce College taking online courses and plan on continuing my studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary after graduating from Boyce. My wife and I began attending Grace in 2014 and in 2019, I came on staff as pastoral intern. I serve as pastoral intern overseeing missions and outreach.
Pastoral Resident at Lincroft Bible Church
Matt was born in New York City but has spent the last 20 years in Freehold, New Jersey. He is the oldest of three children. He graduated from Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in 2009, and he worked as a pharmacist in multiple areas of the field for five years before discerning and following God's call to go to seminary in preparation for full-time ministry. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2018 with his Masters of Divinity. Now he serves as a pastoral resident at Lincroft Bible Church assisting the pastoral staff in different ministry areas while he discerns the next phase of his life to which God is calling him.
Angelo Palma is honored to be leading a workshop at this year’s Equip conference. Having grown up in a Christian home, he first made a profession of faith at age 10. However, he believes it was during his time in college, through ministries like InterVarsity and Campus Crusade, as well as churches that he visited at that time, that he really heard and received the gospel and came to know Jesus savingly. While Angelo had been pursuing a career in musical theater, God had a different plan for him, and called him to vocational ministry in the fall of 2010. He received his Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall of 2013 and was ordained in the summer of 2014. He has spent the past seven years serving at Sayre Woods Bible Church, first as Youth Leader, then as Youth and Outreach Pastor, and then as Associate Pastor. In February of 2019, God moved him on from Sayre Woods, and he is now prayerfully considering church planting. Angelo lives in Sayreville with his wife Erica and one-year-old daughter Brielle. In addition to pastoring and preaching, he enjoys playing piano, singing, and reading. Above all, he loves being used by God to help others treasure Jesus.