Our Leadership

“…not to be served, but to serve…”

Our Lead Pastor

Leading God’s mission here at Park Church.

Michael Carlson

Michael Carlson

Lead Pastor

Originally from the Seattle area, Michael is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary. After serving as an area director for the ministry Apartment Life, he served as pastor of Chrio Communities Church in Mesa, Arizona. Michael is passionate about the local church and its potential to reach a broken world with the good news of Jesus. Michael, Signe, and their two children are excited to be here at Park Church, and are looking forward to seeing the mission of God furthered in Monmouth County!

Our Staff

Serving God, Serving You

Matt Agresti

Matt Agresti

Associate Pastor

Born and raised in Monmouth County, Matt happily lives in Shrewsbury with his family. He and his wife Amanda have three little boys (Zeke, Eli, and Jonah). Before earning his mDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, Matt was an electrical engineer. While he enjoyed being an engineer, his heart lies with helping people hear the good news of Jesus Christ. He's an avid reader of theology, listens to punk rock, lives and dies during every Giants game, and is fairly addicted to Pep-O-Mint Life Savers.

Rebecca Delucia

Rebecca Delucia

Park Kids Coordinator

Rebecca has lived in New Jersey all of her life, moving between Monmouth and Camden counties. She is married to her husband, Dan, and they have two boys, Luke and Jacob. Rebecca has a degree in Education as well as in History. She loves to read, especially historical fiction and fantasy. She enjoys playing tabletop board games, baking chocolate chip cookies, and building marble runs with her kids. Rebecca has been involved in ORB / Park Church since first coming 12 years ago as a High School student and now loves serving as the Park Kids Coordinator.

Rebecca Fitzgerald

Rebecca Fitzgerald

Administrator

Originally from Virginia, Rebecca happily lives in Little Silver with her husband (Scott) and her twin girls (Blake and Leila). The Fitzgeralds have been part of Park Church for a few years now, and you might have seen her already coordinating our events, leading the Little Silver Community Group, and helping out with Park Kids. She's a graduate of Virginia Tech, majoring and working in the field of hospitality. She's got a heart for organization and for making things work better. She loves Jesus' church and knows the value of one that is working well for his mission on earth. That's why she's excited to be here!

Brian Croak

Brian Croak

Park Cares Coordinator

Raised in Monmouth County, Brian currently resides in Asbury Park. For 5 years he served in campus ministry at Rutgers University and then received his mDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. Brian has served as pastor of 4 Presbyterian churches in NJ, and then pursued another passion of his, counseling. He recently graduated from Cairn University with a M.S. in counseling. Brian's pride and joy are his 3 children, Justin, Christina and Dylan. Brian is a long time Kansas City Chiefs fan, and can now check a decibel piercing visit to Arrowhead Stadium off of his bucket list (he went to a Chiefs game there in December 2018!) - as well as a recent Super Bowl trophy!

Jenny Streich

Jenny Streich

Middle School Group Coordinator

Jenny grew up in Middletown and went to Middletown North (Go Lions!). She graduated from Stockton University with a degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and is hoping to get a Masters in Speech Pathology in the near future. She currently works at Academy Learning Center as an Instructional Aide.  She is a twin, and spends most of her free time with her twin (Danielle) playing Mario Party, board games, and doing puzzles. She loves karaoke but can't sing at all. She feels bad for the people who sit next to her at service because of it. Taylor Swift is her favorite singer, because she kind of looks like her. Her favorite thing about living in NJ is the beach, she can’t understand people who choose not to live next to the beach.

Anthony Santiago

Anthony Santiago

High School Group Coordinator

Anthony has been apart of Park Church for about nine years. He's originally from Brooklyn, and moved to NJ in 2003. He works at a retirement community as a dietary supervisor in Red Bank. Anthony started my journey here at Park Church as a teenager, attending the High School Group. Through this ministry, his faith blossomed as the leaders showed him the love of Christ through their actions. Wanting to do that for others, he started helping out in the Middle School Group in 2010. In this ministry, he learned much from the senior leaders and the students. As he saw a need in the High School Group for help, he transitioned over. After a year, he was asked to run the ministry and jumped at the opportunity to share the love of Christ with high school students - where it all started for him!

Team Leads

Faithfully Serving

Our Elders

Leading Leaders

Contact all of the elders at elders@parkchurchnj.com.