Jared Ayers - Founder & Preaching Pastor

Jared received his BS from Lancaster Bible College, and his MDiv from Western Theological Seminary and Newbigin House of Studies. Jared and Monica moved to Philadelphia in 2008 to start the church, and love calling Philly home. They’ve been graced with two sons (Brennan and Kuyper) and a daughter (Rae Ann).


Meade Baker - Youth & Family Director

Meade is a graduate of Cairn University and holds an Mdiv degree from Biblical Theological Seminary.  He has served as a pastor to youth and of worship in the Philadelphia area and in Wyoming for over 13 years.  He and his wife Amy have two children Manny and Aderyn.  Meade loves trail running, wood working, playing guitar and making then consuming delicious food.  




Vito Baldini - Mercy Ministry Pastor

Vito is a native Philadelphian who received his Bachelors of Science in Biblical Studies form Cairn University and his Masters of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary. He has served in churches as an outreach director and has a vast amount of experience with urban ministry outreaches in Philadelphia. As the Director of Mercy Ministry, Vito is responsible for the development of mercy ministries partnerships, leadership training for mercy teams, he co-leads the deacon board, oversees the summer internship, and manages the Easter Outreach project. He loves to fly fish and camp with his wife.





Arlene Navarro - Managing Director
2200 Arch Counseling Services

Arlene moved to Philadelphia in 2004 to pursue her Master of Arts in Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary.  Upon graduation in 2007, she's worked as a Pastoral Care and Counselor for a local church, a counselor for Redeemer Counseling Services in NY and Philadelphia, and now oversees 2200 Arch Counseling Services, a counseling ministry that was birthed by Liberti Church in 2013. Liberti Church along with several local churches, partners with 2200 Arch Counseling Services that offer Christian counseling that focuses on holistic healing and wholeness of the human body and spirit in its entire relational context.  Prior to becoming a therapist, she worked in advertising and marketing for almost 20 years in New York and San Francisco. Arlene thrives in urban-living and everything that a city has to offer. She enjoys meeting people from all walks of faith in search for a common ground.  


Katharine Savage - Kid's Ministry Director

Katharine moved to Philly in 2001 and was on the original launch team for the church. She is mom to three children and founder of Philadelphia Classical School. Katharine writes curriculum, oversees volunteers and directs the vision for kids ministry.





Scott Jennings - Community Life Pastor

Scott is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College, having completed a Bachelors and Masters Degree there in theology and ministry. He, and his wife Lisa, moved to Philadelphia in 2009 as Liberti was just getting started, in order to assist in its early stages. They have had the joy of living here, and enjoy doing so with children: a son (Ethan) and a daughter (Rose). As the Community Life Pastor, Scott primarily works with the development of environments and systems that support the community life of Liberti (e.g. home groups, pastoral care). He also works with Liberti’s finance team, and other operational dynamics that support the church’s life.


Brian Savage - Worship & Arts Pastor

Brian arrived in Philadelphia in 2001. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and minor in Biblical Studies from Belhaven University. Brian oversees liturgy, music and the worship life of Liberti Church.








Ken Fox - Communications Director & Development Campaign Associate

Graduating from Eastern University with a BA in Community Development, Ken began working with Liberti Church and the FTC Collaborative in 2015. With a diverse background growing up abroad, Ken works with the development team in pursuing and assisting in funding growth, day-to-day operations, volunteer engagement, and communications for the organization and Church. An admirer of the outdoors, he loves to mountain bike & rock climb.






Morgan Rohrbach - Office Manager

Morgan is a Penn State alum with a degree in Psychology. She recently began working as Liberti’s Office Manager and is eager to grow in serving the church in this way.  Morgan has a heart for people, pursuing community and growing in relationships with others. She also loves the outdoors, homemade projects, being active, cooking, eating sweets, and doing such activities with people. 


Scott Carr Jr. - Seminary Intern

Hailing from South Jersey, Scott Carr, Jr. first came to Philadelphia to pursue his BA in Music Composition at Eastern University.  Feeling a call to the ministry upon graduating Eastern, he enrolled in the Master of Divinity Apprenticeship Program at Calvin Theological Seminary.  As part of his preparation for ministry, he serves as an intern at Liberti in order to learn from Liberti's ministry to Philadelphia and to assist in the continual expansion of the church's ministries. Currently he is serving with Mercy Ministries with the Emmanuel Homeless Ministry.

Nanette Ballbach
Nate Heller
Kevin Kleinschmidt
Michael O'Brien
Jeff Price

You can contact a member of the Elder board at:

Paul Burkhart
Barb Delp
Betsy Farris
Sarah Kleinschmidt
Brooke McDowell

You can contact a Deacon at: