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MEET the team

The staff and leadership at Life Christian Fellowship is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them, or contact the church office at (610) 328-2843,

  • Bob Novak

    LEAD pastor

    Through unique and practical communication, vision casting and affirming leadership, Pastor Bob encourages people to live out an authentic, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.  He also mentors pastors in the Philadelphia area to see genuine transformation in people and communities.  He’s a fan of football, good music and great food, and his favorite compliment is when people say, “He’s real.”


    life groups leader

    Carol has a background in teaching, as well as a deep love of studying the Word of God.  This is so valuable in her role as LIFE Group leader, and coordinator.  Carol mentors our LIFE Group leadership team, as well as pouring into women of all backgrounds in the Search Light Womens Group.  She also serves in our children's ministry on Sundays. 

  • debra morton

    LIFE missions

    Having participated in multiple missions trips with LCF, Debra works with her husband Scott in our missions ministry, supporting global missionaries, as well as leading short-term missions trips.  Debra also manages the website, social media, and visual media for Life Christian Fellowship.  

  • Eleazar zabsonre

    deacon board member

    Elected to the Board of Deacons in 2022, Eleazar and his family have been active at LCF for several years.  While pursuing ministry credentials through the Asssemblies of God, Eleazar faithfully serves as an usher.  Eleazar and his wife Michele feel called to plant a church here in Delaware County, and serve this community.

  • grant novak

    youth pastor

    As Youth Pastor, Grant and his wife Emily lead our Youth ministry and discipleship.  Having grown up in both Springfield and Life Christian Fellowship, Grant has a heart for the future of our community and church, with faith that Christ will utilize us to share His truth and love with a lost and hurting world.

  • joe couchara

    outreach coordinator, Youth leader

    Born and raised in the Philly area, Joe is a diehard 4 for 4 Philly sports fan. He also has a heart to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people living right in his neighborhood.  Joe currently serves as a leader in the Life Student Ministry team and Coordinator of Springfield's Souper Bowl of Caring efforts.

  • katie hadenfeldt

    church administRator

    As administrative assistant at Life Christian Fellowship, Katie provides administrative support to pastoral staff, event coordination, and church communication - pretty much anything and everything! Originally from Nebraska, Katie loves the Philadelphia area, but stays loyal to the Nebraska Huskers.

  • laura couchara

    Life Kids ministry director

    With an extensive background in education and children's ministry, Laura is working to empower the leaders in Life Kids to be effective in teaching the truth of God's word to children in life-changing ways. Laura and her Life Kids' team seek to partner with parents to develop life-long followers of Jesus.

  • Leon DEshields

    Deacon board member, lead usher

    Leon is currently serving on our Board of Deacons, and also leads the Usher team on Sundays.  Additionally, Leon and his wife Roxan lead a Life Group on Thursday evenings.  

  • scott morton

    deacon board member, LIFE missions

    Scott has served faithfully at LCF since 2002, in a wide-range of roles, including currently on the Board of Deacons.  Scott is a lead in the committee for the new LCF building.  Scott, is also active in our Mens Ministry, and leads our missions ministry, supporting global missionaries, as well as leading short-term missions trips.