Board of Deacons

Spiritual and overall administrative leadership at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church is provided by the Ministry Leadership Team, currently consisting of pastors and directors, in conjunction with a 12-man Board of Deacons.  The Board of Deacons serve a three year term. The current board of deacons are:

David Cordrey, Chairman
Bradley Aulick, Vice Chairman
David Acosta
Creighton Anderson
George Berghane
Bryan Crissinger
Michael Figueroa
Tracy Hayes
Mark Horne
Don Rowe
Jack Woodall
Phil Woodworth

Meet the pastors and staff of Brandywine Valley Baptist Church:Group photo of the staff of Brandywine Valley Baptist Church.

Pastor Nate Keeler

Nate Keeler

Nate Keeler is the Lead Pastor at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church. Pastor Nate met his wife, Shannan, while at Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University). They have two children, Nathan and Aidan. Before being called as the Senior Pastor of BVBC Pastor Nate was an investment advisor in DC for...

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Pastor Matthew McNutt

Matthew McNutt

Matthew McNutt is the Student and Adult Christian Education Pastor. Pastor Matthew, his wife, Heather, and four boys, Micah, Caleb, Noah, and Zachary came to Brandywine from Maine. He grew up as a missionary kid attending schools in Boliva, South America and Matlock Bath, England. He attended Gordon College where he...

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Kristi Pullig

Kristi Pullig

Kristi Pullig, the Director of Children’s Ministry, grew up at Bethany Baptist Church in Newport, Delaware and attended Wilmington Christian School. She attended Messiah College earning a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 2015 Kristi earned a Masters in Christian Ministry from Liberty University. Kristi, her husband, Mike, and...

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Karen Douglas

Karen Douglas

Karen is the Executive Assistant for the Lead Pastor. Karen grew up at Brandywine Valley and attended Wilmington Christian School. She left to obtain a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University with Concentrations in Music, Youth and Psychology. She also has a certificate in Christian Ministry...

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Larisa Forest

Larisa Forest

Larisa, the Worship and Music Director, lives in North Wilmington with her husband Gabriel and their two children, Rylan and Aria. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice Performance from Messiah College and has studied opera in Philadelphia. She has performed throughout the Philadelphia/Delaware County/Wilmington region since 2001...

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Len Armstrong

Len Armstrong

Len is the Pastoral Assistant for Finance & Facilities. A graduate of Philadelphia College of the Bible (now Cairn University), Len has served as the Pastoral Assistant of Administration, handling administrative and financial aspects for the church as well as overseeing facility management, since 1999. Len and his wife, Heather,...

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Melissa Stein

Melissa Stein

Melissa, the Pastoral Assistant for Students, grew up at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church and is a third generation member. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Religion from Liberty University. Melissa & her husband, Seth, have begun the adventure of parenthood and have a little girl named Haley. I desire...

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Sally Kantzes

Sally Kantzes

Sally is the Connections Pastoral Assistant. Sally, her husband, John and two daughters, Katie and Kim began attending Brandywine 25 years ago. Currently, Katie lives in Austin, TX and Kim and her husband, Matt live in Wilmington and attend BVBC. They are new parents of Tucker, he is our first...

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Rochelle Anderson

Rochelle Anderson

Rochelle is the Pastoral Assistant for Children’s Ministry. She and her husband, Steve, have three children, Rebekah, Steven, and Jacob. She has a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Elementary Education and a minor in Urban Specialization MS in Christian Counseling. I desire to serve God at Brandywine by putting...

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Regina Ontjes

Regina Ontjes

Regina, the Pastoral Assistant for Worship & Music, came to BVBC from Atlanta, Georgia. She has a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and studied voice and music ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She and her husband, Gene, as well as one...

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Cassie Armstrong

Cassie Armstrong

Cassie, the Administrative Assistant for Children’s and Worship & Music, grew up at BVBC and attended Victory Christian School in Williamstown, NJ. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Delaware. She lives in Wilmington, Delaware. I desire to serve God at Brandywine in whatever way He would best...

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Jan Skipper

Jan Skipper

Jan is the Administrative Assistant for Disipleship and Missions. She is from Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Oklahoma State University. She began working at BVBC after she and her family – husband Mike and their four children – returned from the mission field in Ghana....

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Debbie Bricker

Debbie Bricker

Debbie, the Administrative Assistant for Connections and Adult Christian Education, is from Wilmington, Delaware. She attended Mt. Pleasant High School, Del Tech & University of Delaware where she studied Psychology & Child Development. She and her husband, Charlie, have one son, two step daughters, and four grandchildren. I desire to serve...

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Michelle Rush, Administrative Assistant

Michelle Rush

Michelle is the Administrative Assistant for Students and Communications. She, her husband DeWayne and their two daughters (middle and high schoolers) have attended BVBC since 2013. A native of North Carolina, she has lived in Wilmington, DE since 2006. Michelle brings experience in grant writing, office administration and church ministry...

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Christy Lapp

Christy Lapp

A graduate of the University of Delaware, Christy is the Communications Manager responsible for all communications and marketing activities for the church. She and her husband, Tom, have been volunteers in the church’s Tech Team for nearly 15 years. I desire to serve God at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church by...

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