Miriam grew up mostly in the northern Virginia area until she left for college. She received a BA in Elementary Education from Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL). A month later, she enlisted into the Army and found herself on her way to Basic Training. Upon completion of her training, she returned home, packed up her bags and moved to Oklahoma to begin her pursuit of becoming a dentist, but God had other plans for her. In 2003, she was deployed to Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
After a series of unexpected twists and turns, Miriam was in New Jersey for what she thought would be a brief visit, but turned out to be a long settlement. She met and fell head over heels for a Jersey boy, Joe Chang, and married in 2010. They visited Stone Hill Church around 2015 (while searching for a church with a strong children’s ministry) and never left. They have two children, Joey (11) and Tabitha (6).
Miriam is currently completing her internship requirements for an MA in Counseling from Cairn University (Langhorne, PA). She joined the staff at Stone Hill Church in March 2022 as the new general Administrative Assistant and also in support of the Care Ministry. She’ll be the first to admit she’s wrought with many shortcomings, but it’s those shortcomings that make His grace that much more vivid. And God’s grace never ceases to amaze…every moment, every day.
Pastor of Administration & Global Outreachjime@stonehillprinceton.org
It is both interesting and amazing to look and see how God’s plan for Jim’s life has unfolded; the experiences and where it has taken Jim. Jim married Liz after meeting at Gettysburg College. They moved to Newburgh, NY where Jim spent 20 years working in the family business, managing a manufacturing facility. In 2003, Jim followed God’s call to the ministry, moving to Princeton and enrolling at Princeton Theological Seminary. After graduating in 2006, Jim took a position at a local church as Director of Christian Life where he served for eight years before coming to Stone Hill Church in August 2014.
In his free time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, gardening, and hiking. Jim is excited to use his knowledge and experience as a manager, as an overseer of building and grounds, and as a Pastor (ordained in January 2015) to serve the Lord and the Stone Hill Church.
Family Ministries Associatebetsyf@stonehillprinceton.org
Family Ministries Associatebeccag@stonehillprinceton.org
Becca grew up between California, New York and New Jersey. She attended Trenton State College (The College of New Jersey) where she received a BS in Education and Music. Becca and David (her husband) began attending Westerly Road Church in 1997 and have been members since 1999. They were married and have raised their 3 kids here. Becca has served in many ministries at WRC/SHC, primarily focused on worship, children, youth and women. Becca received her Masters of Arts in Counseling this Spring from Missio Seminary (formerly Biblical Theological Seminary). In current role as Family Ministries Associate, her responsibilities include assisting the Pastor of Family Discipleship and Kids Director with administrative needs and bridging the gap between them for all family ministry activities but primarily she oversees discipleship and mentoring of all females aged 11-18.
James has been at Westerly Road/Stone Hill his entire life. In high school, he attended Stone Hill Learning Center, and is currently a sophomore in Media Arts & Design at Middlesex College. He joined SHC staff in spring of 2022 as Online Content Creator, a great fit for him as he pursues video work as his life’s calling. In his free time, James enjoys playing piano and video games. You can find him in the A/V booth during Sunday worship services or walking around with a camera in his hand. He knows it’s awkward for you, but that’s ok, he’ll make it work!
Learning Center Directorlcdirector@stonehillprinceton.org
Terry-Ann Gilleland received a Masters in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 1995. She tutored physics and engineering classes throughout her college years. She worked as a research scientist in the Princeton area for 13 years before becoming a stay-at-home mother. In 2011, Terry began homeschooling her son and daughter, who are now college and high school aged. She began teaching science and math at Stone Hill Learning Center in 2013 and continues to discover the joys and challenges homeschooling families experience, even today. In spring 2022, Terry-Ann became the new director of Stone Hill Learning Center. She is excited to take on more administrative and program leadership responsibilities, while still teaching math (infused with plenty of science and engineering!).
Online Community Coordinatoronline@stonehillprinceton.org
Gabrielle grew up in the Princeton area. She and her family attended PAC. Through the PAC youth group, she began to understand God’s desire for a personal relationship with her. In college, she began her journey to have a personal relationship with Christ in earnest. Her new path led away from pre-med and toward the gifts she was blessed with. She followed her gifts and was led into a path in education and athletics. She has spent her adult life leading youth and teens in the tri-state area to know Christ’s love through her work in athletics and education. She has now joined Stone Hill Church as the Online Community Coordinator.
Mary Ann Jones
Mary Ann was born in Chateauroux, France, into an Air Force family. Her family returned, from their many travels, to her parent’s home town of Vista, CA as she completed Jr. High. In Vista, Mary Ann started attending the Community Church of Vista with her grandmother. It was in that church’s youth group that she started her life journey with the Lord of her life. Mary Ann studied Christian Education at Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, WA, and Theology, with an emphasis in Youth Ministry, at Fuller Theological in Pasadena, CA. God used a job to transplant Mary Ann to the East Coast in 1992. She met Allen shortly after moving to NJ and they were married 1994 and raised one child. For sixteen years, Mary Ann was a stay at-home, but very busy volunteer, mom, homeschooling for four of those years. Mary Ann’s work life has been varied, having held all sorts of positions in the retail world from sales to administrative management, and in the nonprofit world with Young Life and World Vision. She began working for Stone Hill Church in 2014, currently serving as the Executive Director.
Congregational Engagement Coordinatorerinl@stonehillprinceton.org
Erin spent most of her growing up years in eastern Pennsylvania and became a believer in Jesus as her Savior in middle school. Erin learned more about what it means to obey Christ during her time at Penn State University, where she received a Bachelor of Architecture. In 2006, Erin married Jay, she switched career paths and became the Academic Assistant for the School of Business at Cairn University. Starting in 2009, she spent 10 years as a stay-at-home mom to her three children. In 2016, Erin and her family relocated to the Princeton area and joined Stone Hill shortly after. In her role as Congregational Engagement Coordinator, Erin manages the administrative areas for Welcome, Small Groups, and Membership.
Lindsei Lansky Luciano
Lindsei grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and spent most of her adult years in Sao Paulo. Her favorite place to be is wherever is warmer!
Lindsei holds a Licentiate in Theological and Intercultural Studies from Word of Life Missionary Institute (in the Amazon!!) and a BA in Occupational Therapy from the University of Sao Paulo, both in Brazil. Over the last ten years, Lindsei has served in ministry as a Children’s Associate and worked as a Mental Health practitioner. Her passion for languages led her to The Gospel Coalition’s Portuguese Translation Team, and after a coalition was formed in Brazil in 2018, she gladly handed the leadership over to the local team. Lindsei’s connection with Stone Hill goes back to the partnership between her home church in Brazil and Westerly in 2009, followed by two years living and serving our children’s ministry here during her student exchange years (2011-13). She loved being mentored by our former Children’s Director and enjoys serving alongside her. It’s no surprise Lindsei loves our church and is excited to see where God leads Stone Hill Kids. At Stone Hill, Lindsei oversees all programs for children from birth to 5th grade, including Sunday School, Children’s Church, Awana, and Camp! She believes parents are called to be the primary disciple makers in their families and partners with them to foster their children’s faith in action.
Lindsei is happily married to David Luciano, whom she met at Abide, the church’s Young Adult group.
Nathaniel grew up attending Westerly Road Church, and was involved in many programs like AWANA, Learning Center, and Youth Group. After studying Audio Engineering at Greenville University in southern Illinois, Nathaniel returned to the Princeton area. He was hired as A/V Tech Coordinator for Stone Hill Church in late 2013, working closely with the tech contractors to run and manage the many new elements. Over the years, his position has shifted and morphed with the many new needs and challenges around the building. He enjoys reading, gaming, tea, and music in his free time, as well as just about any activity that helps him relax after work.
Director of Women’s Ministriesmarym@stonehillprinceton.org
Mary was led to Christ by a friend in high school who was so in love with Jesus that he told the Gospel to anyone who would listen. For her, that conversation was truly life-giving! Over the years, God has led her to both secular and Christian colleges, work with education, seminary, and 5 years living overseas. She and her husband, Bruce, returned to the US in 1991 as he began teaching at Princeton Theological Seminary. Mary began her ministry at Westerly/Stone Hill in 1998 caring for both women and children. Two years ago, she happily passed Children’s Ministry on to Lindsei Lansky Luciano. In addition to her role as Director of Women’s Ministries, Mary volunteers in the Trauma Healing Ministry of the American Bible Society.
Worship & Communications Coordinatoramelian@stonehillprinceton.org
Amelia hails from Atlanta, Georgia, where she was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age. She holds degrees in Music Education and Church Music and served as a missionary music teacher in South Korea from 2011-2013 and taught music in Reading, PA for 3 years. In 2016, Amelia moved to New Jersey, and quickly fell in love with the Garden State and Stone Hill Church. She and her husband, Jim, met through the SHC small group ministry, and enjoy serving with one another on Sundays and throughout the week. A lifelong student of music, Amelia enjoys leading the Stone Hill Children’s Choir, serving on the Stone Hill Music Team, and coordinating the weekly Sunday worship services, in addition to serving as Communications Coordinator. One of her greatest passions is leading others closer to Christ through music. In her free time, Amelia enjoys cooking for her loved ones, crafting, and reading a good book.
Mind the Gap Coordinatorgap@stonehillprinceton.org
Jim grew up in rural Illinois and, later, Brandon, Mississippi, constantly asking “why?” He committed his life to Jesus Christ at the age of eleven, though only after a great deal of questioning. Still unable to stop asking “why,” Jim holds degrees from Mississippi College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to seminary, he served as an overseas missionary for two and a half years. His greatest passions in life are knowing Christ and helping others to do the same. Jim is married to Amelia, whom he met at Stone Hill. Together they have kept each other in New Jersey, where Stone Hill has become family. In addition to Stone Hill, Jim serves as an adjunct professor at Princeton Theological Seminary. When not in one or the other of those places, Jim enjoys literature, writing poetry, photography, the outdoors, hiking, running, cycling, good conversation with friends, and contemplating the “whys” of life. One of his life goals is to read every word ever written by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.
Congregational Care & Financejennifero@stonehillprinceton.org
Princeton is a place Jennifer has called “home” for many years. Growing up with a parent in the Air Force, she spent much of her adolescence traveling until finally settling in Princeton. As a “Military Brat”, Jennifer experienced many cultures, communities, and developed an appreciation for how others live. A distinct and memorable time in her life was living in Turkey. Jennifer had an opportunity to visit Ephesus, “one of the most strategic cities in the expansion of Christianity in Paul’s day”. While there, Jennifer began to really embrace her Christian roots. However, it wasn’t until many years later that she would consider herself “saved”. Jennifer hopes to one day return to Turkey and do work sharing the Gospel.
Stone Hill Church has deeply broadened Jennifer’s horizons and has helped her grow both spiritually and emotionally. Currently Jennifer is in her final year of her Master’s Degree at Cairn University pursuing NJ Licensure in Christian Counseling. She serves as a coordinator of care/support and is the director of finance.
Assistant Pastor of Youth & Family Discipleshipmichaels@stonehillprinceton.org
Michael grew up in the United Kingdom and has a BA in Theology from Durham University in England. He is currently studying for his MDiv degree through Fuller Theological Seminary. He was previously involved in church planting and community development in London, England and Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has also held various positions with the Princeton YMCA and with multiple churches in New Jersey. Michael joined the Stone Hill staff in 2018. His responsibilities at Stone Hill include overseeing the Family Ministry Team, leading the Middle School and High School youth groups, and partnering with parents in the discipleship of their children. Michael also supervises the Mind the Gap program, which provides additional academic and life support to vulnerable youth throughout high school and beyond. Michael enjoys supporting students as they take ownership of their faith and find their own place in the Church. Michael lives with his wife, Katie, and their son.
Tracy is grateful to be involved at Stone Hill Church, again. Tracy, and his wife Denise, were privileged to serve here in the 1990’s and in 2008. They returned for the third time to Stone Hill Church in 2011. While God has given them the opportunity to serve in other places (Maryland and overseas), He seems to always move them back to Princeton. Tracy and Denise have 3 grown children. Tracy enjoys reading books, playing the trumpet with the Stone Hill Brass and attempting to learn to row on Carnegie Lake. Tracy’s passion is to see God’s people come to understand, believe and live out the grace of Jesus Christ in every area of their lives. When the church operates in the light of God’s grace, we become in real-time the answer to the brokenness of our world. Unfortunately, Tracy became a Dallas Cowboy fan at a young age. And, that has not proven to be a happy endeavor over the past 2 decades.
Andrew is a Jersey native and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Missio Seminary. Before coming to Stone Hill Church, Andrew worked in the counseling field in private practice, as a clinical supervisor, a graduate instructor, and most recently as a director of a community based substance use and mental health outpatient clinic. The most profound influences on Andrew’s faith were the ordinary pastors and Christian friends that he grew up with who taught and modeled the gospel before him. The theologians that have most shaped his thinking are Herman Bavinck, John Paul II, and St. John Chrysostom. Andrew’s great joy is seeing how Jesus Christ addresses the world’s greatest needs through the ministry of the local church. In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching the New York Yankees, reading great books, and going on new adventures with his family. He is married to Jessica and they have three delightful children.
Ricardo was born in the Republic of Panama and came to the United States to study at Fordham University where he graduated with a B.S. in Accounting. In his search for God, Ricardo studied Theology and Philosophy at Fordham also. After graduation, Ricardo married Ana whose powerful love for Christ led him to believing faith in Jesus Christ. The old Theology and Philosophy were changed by the power of the Gospel!
Ricardo worked as a Controller at New York University for 32 years until his retirement. During those years at NYU, the Lord brought his family to Calvary Chapel where he was trained and became an elder ministering in a number of areas, which included teaching, preaching and Biblical Marriage Counseling. He started a ministry at Calvary Chapel to the Spanish-speaking community that led him to pioneer a Spanish Church to which he was ordained as a pastor. Ricardo has been in ministry for over 40 years, 25 of which was to the Spanish Community until his retirement in 2016. At SHC, Ricardo and Ana presently lead a small group and serve on the Front Door Team. They are blessed to have two married daughters and seven grandchildren.
Bill was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He trusted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in high school through the ministry of Young Life. When he came to study at Princeton University in 1975 he got involved with Princeton Christian Fellowship (PCF), and began attending Westerly Road Church (WRC). At the University, Bill met Debbie, and they were married at WRC in 1980. After returning to Texas to study for four years at Dallas Theological Seminary, Bill and Debbie were called back to Princeton in 1985 to join the PCF staff, where they continue to serve. Bill was also ordained through WRC in 1985. He became director of PCF in 1996, and continued in that role until 2020. Bill has served as an elder at WRC/SHC for many years. In addition to his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, he holds a DMin in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Bill and Debbie have four wonderful adult children who grew up in the church.
Ray Carr was born and raised in Bucks County, PA. He came to saving faith in Jesus Christ during the summer of 1996 after he was honorably discharged from the USAF and just prior to matriculating at Kutztown University for his undergraduate degree. Ray attended Dallas Theological Seminary from 2000-02 where he earned a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies. Ray’s interests include all things German, the great outdoors, the Bible, current events, and his family. He and his wife, Leaslie, have been married and have lived in Mercer County for 15 years. They have two children: Raymond (13) and Sophia (11). Ray has been attending SHC for 7 years, 5 of which he served as a deacon before assuming his elder role. He enjoys teaching the Bible and currently serves as Elder of Family Ministry.
Jonathan grew up in Hawaii and came to New Jersey to attend graduate school. During that time (1988), he began attending Westerly Road Church and met his wife Carolyn in the young adults group. He and his family have attended (now) Stone Hill Church for many years, and he and Carrie have served in various areas at church in the past – church office, nursing home ministry, nursery, VBS, young adults, café, etc. Most recently Jonathan has been serving on the Welcome Team and Deacon Management Team. Jonathan works as an analytical chemist in the Princeton area and the Chuns have 2 college-aged daughters, Emily and Hannah.
Fitzroy and his wife Tammy live in Princeton Junction, and have two adult daughters, Danielle and Ayana. Fitzroy became a Christian at age 14 after a long struggle between following his own passions and the need to submit to the Lordship of Christ. After choosing medicine as his professional course, then becoming a physician, his goal has been for a life time of dedication to patient care and engaging his physician-colleagues with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He saw this then and now as his “mission field”. His current focus is patient care through oncology drug development – firmly believing that the pursuit and development of effective medications is itself a service and consistent with his original goals as a young believer.
Brian and his wife Helen have been attending Stone Hill (and Westerly Road) Church since they moved to Princeton in 2006 from Arlington, VA. Helen and Brian have three children, ranging from middle school to college. Brian has been active at the church in a number of ways, including serving as an elder, serving on the finance committee, serving on the prayer team, discipling, substitute teaching in the children’s ministry, outreach, and taking part in various men’s ministry events. Brian came to a truly saving faith as an adult, after the Lord patiently used radio sermons, Bible studies, and the exemplary faith and lives of some friends to open his heart and mind to the gospel.
Alex was born in Princeton and lived in Kendall Park and Warren (NJ) as a youth, attending Rutgers Community Christian Church. He accepted Jesus Christ as Savior while a youth and led ministries throughout high school and at Duke. After college, he was a small group leader at the Cincinnati Chinese Church, where he met his wife Laura. Since getting married, Laura and Alex have lived in NM, AL and back in OH, serving in various ministries, including helping to plant a multi-ethnic church. At Stone Hill, Alex currently co-leads a small group and is part of the adult SS teacher rotation. Alex works at Novo Nordisk, Inc. in Research & Development. Together Alex and Laura have four children: Hannah, Timothy, Phoebe, and Lydia.
Kellen is an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches federal litigation and American legal history. He and his wife, Anna Beth, have attended Stone Hill/Westerly since 2011, when Kellen began his Ph.D. studies in American history at Princeton University. They have three children: Nellie, Kory, and Augie. Both Kellen and Anna Beth grew up in Christian homes and believed and obeyed the gospel from early childhood. They are seeking in turn to raise their children in the faith and to proclaim Christ’s kingdom in Princeton, at Columbia, and around the world.
Jeff grew up in Lubbock, Texas, where he committed his life to Jesus at an early age, a sinner saved by grace (1 Tim. 1:15, Eph. 3:14-21, Heidelberg Catechism Q1, John 12:24-26). He is married to high school sweetheart, Erica, and they have two kids, Owen (who studies Engineering at Purdue) and Emily (a high school student and musician). After studying Greek and Latin at Baylor and Durham (UK), Jeff did graduate work at Princeton, where he discovered Westerly/Stone Hill and began attending in 1999. Having left academia in 2004, Jeff began working at Deloitte, where he leads sales and communications efforts in a national role. At Stone Hill Jeff has led a Greek NT Bible study, 4th-6th grade Sunday School, a small group, men’s ministry, and served as elder for youth, as personnel elder, and as Vice President of the Board. Interests include mental well-being, wellness generally, current affairs, painting, and art museums.
Ken was born in China and moved to New York City at age 13. He gave his life to Christ when he was 16 while attending Oversea Chinese Mission Church (OCM). Over his 20 years at OCM, he served in a variety of ministries, from doing maintenance work as a teen to leading youth group as an adult. He also met his wife Sally there, and God blessed them with two daughters, Laura and Sharon. After moving to the Princeton area in 2002, Ken participated in planting an OCM branch church and served as overseer of the English ministry for about 10 years. Ken joined Stone Hill in 2016 and is grateful for its strong Christ-centered teaching and genuine loving community. Ken works in the Information Technology field, and enjoys playing tennis and cooking in his free time.
Doug first came to Stone Hill Church (then Westerly Road) as a college freshman in 1971. The teaching of this church, along with the ministry of Princeton Christian Fellowship when he was an undergraduate, were life-changing then and continue to the present. He has joined the church three times and left twice. He worked as an Emergency Physician and Hospital Administrator. His longest absence was 1990 to 2015, when he lived in Western Pennsylvania. In 2015, he retired from medicine and moved back to NJ, serving as church’s Executive Director until November 2020. He lives in Princeton with his wife, Laura, and adult daughter, Anna.
During Matt’s freshman year at Princeton University, he trusted Christ and began to attend Stone Hill (then Westerly Road Church) the next spring (1972). It was about that time that Matt met another Princeton student who would one day become his wife. In 1985, after seven years of ministry with the Princeton Christian Fellowship (then Princeton Evangelical Fellowship), Matt became the Senior Pastor of Westerly Road Church. By God’s grace, having faithfully discharged God’s calling in this capacity for 35 years, Matt stepped down on July 31, 2020. With affection and honor, he has been named Pastor Emeritus.
Starting in September 2020, Matt’s focus is with a new mentoring ministry, Linden Grove, which seeks to grow a community of mature gospel-rooted servants and aspiring church leaders. On a more personal note, his hobbies include reading on the elliptical, watching birds, making bread, writing, and playing guitar. Karen and he have been blessed with two sons and daughters-in-law, two granddaughters and three grandsons. One of his favorite verses is 2 Timothy 1:7, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a Spirit of power and love and self-control.”