Meet the team.

Joe Terreri

Lead Pastor
Joe is a native of Buffalo, NY and has lived in the Philadelphia region since August 2003. Joe has been the Lead Pastor at Connection Church since June 2011. Joe’s true passion is to see every man, woman, and child connect to Jesus Christ, His people, and His mission.

In his spare time Joe likes to cook, play golf, read, and be continually disappointed with the Buffalo Bills and Sabres. Joe’s favorite people are his wife, Cheryl, and his four kids: Joseph, Lucy, Olivia, and Ezra.

Andrew VanCott

Family Life Pastor
Andrew has been a pastor at Connection Church since 2010 and leads groups, discipleship, and family ministries.

Carrie Brooks

Youth Pastor
Carrie leads our Thrive youth ministry and has been a pastor at Connection Church since 2018.

Dan Desrosiers

Executive Pastor
Dan joined our staff in 2019 and leads our staff and worship ministries.

Luis Miro

Outreach & Care Pastor
Luis joined our staff in 2021 and leads hospitality, pastoral care, outreach, and prayer ministries.

Marie Anders

Kids Director
Marie has been our Kids Director since 2021 and leads our Connection Kids ministry. 

Tim Gruber

Media Pastor
Tim has been on our staff since 2021 and leads production, technology, and online ministry. 

Brandon Schauer

Facilities Manager
Brandon joined our team in 2023, and manages our property and buildings.

Trevor Bittner

Assistant Kids Director
Trevor joined our team in 2022 and helps lead our Connection Kids ministry, including Wednesday Night Kids Groups.

Stephanie Boyd

Executive Ministry Assistant
Stephanie joined our staff in 2022 and helps our office run administratively.

Support Staff

Becky Martin

Communication Specialist

Teresa John


Tina Kent

Connection Kids Administrative Assistant

Alicia Desrosiers

Serve Coach