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OUR TEAM

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Brett & Maria Conover

Senior Pastors

Brett and Maria have a heart for the Jersey shore.  Brett is our lead pastor, teacher, and overseer. Maria has a heart for hospitality and loves to see people encounter the presence of God. 

Tom & Jennifer Channing

Associate Pastors

Jennifer is our executive pastor, administrator, and founder of our Transformed discipleship class.  Tom oversees the School of Kingdom Ministry and home groups.  They are lovers of people, Jesus, and pugs!

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Mark & Christina Harrup

Associate Pastors

Mark and Christina both love to help people discover their true identity in Christ and encounter God. Christina oversees our worship department, and Mark leads our youth ministry. 

Bill & Ali Maciunski

Associate Pastors

Bill and Ali are generous, out-of-the-box, business owners and radical followers of Jesus.  It is their great joy to see the next generation raised up, empowered and released.

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Ann Dillon

Associate Pastor

Ann is a gifted teacher with a heart for prophetic intercession. She loves to see God's kingdom come in love and power and see God's people walking in their true identity.

Shore Life Church is a place where the power of God undoubtedly changes us, but we're accepted just the way we are. Travelers with a broken past discover a new identity and a limitless future.  Worship and prayer are natural, passionate expressions toward a loving God.  Presence-driven, spirit-filled Christians worship God in an environment of freedom.  We don’t hide our problems but share resources and discoveries.  We seek a God described in the Bible but also revealed through direct experience of Him in our lives.  We find it natural to give away what we have received.  We live to see His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

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OUR VALUES

HONOR

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Honor recognizes that every person has value. Each of us is made in the image of God and He instructs us to give preference to one another in honor.  Honor allows freedom to be oneself and to makes choices, including bad ones.  If we don’t honor an individual, we set limitations on how much of God’s gift we can actually receive from that person. Honor is demonstrated through consistent respect in word and action toward those we lead, follow, love, and disagree with. When necessary, honor lovingly confronts, sets boundaries, and disciplines, but always looks to restore rather than control, penalize or disempower.

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COVENANT

We have received a spirit of adoption as sons; we are now family and members of God's household. We are part of an eternal community, and we strengthen our connection to one another by walking in humility, gentleness, and patience. Love covers a multitude of sins and binds us together in perfect unity.  We forgive as Christ forgave us.  When problems occur, we stare fear, pain and offense in the face, identify the real problems, and overcome them together.  We are serious about growing in our ability to trust others, and in being counted worthy of trust.

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SUPERNATURAL

We come to God full of expectancy. The supernatural is an integrated part of our normal lives. We are in a relationship with a God who is in the business of transforming everyone and restoring everything. He speaks and acts today; His Kingdom is advancing and with Him nothing is impossible. The life-altering gifts of the Holy Spirit that were a fundamental part of Jesus' ministry, popularity, and controversy, have been given to the church. Love is our central and foremost interest as we take risks as sons and daughters, excited to release the power of the Kingdom and reveal the goodness of the Father. 

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AUTHORITY

When we study Jesus, it seems his words and his ways were focused on modeling an authority without fancy titles, elevated status, or special perks.  We value displaying our great positions of strength, power, and authority over things like sickness, disease, and demons, not over people.  Jesus flips the tables on the typical top-down, pride and control-based leadership style. He vividly demonstrates to all coming after him that positions of true authority over people are about having the honor of recognizing their needs, and the power of serving them well.  We believe the Earth is ready for more of this kind of authority.

PRESENCE

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We believe God is eager to be known and experienced by all… drawing us into intimate relationship with Himself. In response to God’s initiative, we value the life-changing power of the experience of His presence. The primary place where relationship is nurtured and developed is in the act of worship – both private and corporate. So, experience-based worship is the central activity of all that we do. When we worship, we become increasingly sensitive and responsive to experience God’s presence as a palpable reality.

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TEAM

We value teamwork and we lead by teams at every level in our church family.  In the same way that two individuals in a marriage are incomplete by God’s design and must tap into what the other one carries in order experience advancement and fulfillment, we see this as God’s ingenious plan for church leadership. We believe Jesus is our ultimate leader, rather than a single charismatic pastor, and thus we have a speaking team, which allows our church to enjoy hearing His voice through a variety of speakers. Utilizing teams gives us the benefit of experiencing different styles which flow not only from personality, but also from unique gifting.