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Leadership

Senior Leadership

Tim Lucas
LEAD PASTOR
Tim Lucas is the founder and Lead Pastor of Liquid Church, named one of America’s 100 Fastest-Growing Churches by Outreach magazine. Pastor Tim and his wife Colleen started Liquid “on accident” with a dozen twenty-something friends meeting in the basement of a 150-year old church. Since launching in 2007, Liquid has experienced rapid growth, expanding to 7 campuses across New Jersey with a vision to “Saturate the State with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” A graduate of Wheaton College (IL), Pastor Tim is an award-winning author, leadership coach, and national conference speaker known for creatively communicating the Bible with passion, heart, and humor. He and Colleen love lake life with their two kids in the heart of NJ.  Learn about Tim’s latest book here.

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Dave Brooks
Executive Pastor
As Executive Pastor, Dave oversees ministry services, central leaders, and is at the forefront of strategic planning at Liquid Church. His desire is to create an environment that enables the high-capacity, big-hearted leaders at Liquid to fulfill the church’s vision to Saturate the State with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A former CPA and CFO of an industrial gas company, Dave is well-suited to his role. He attended Wheaton College in Illinois and has a Master in Biblical Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary. He loves spending time with his wife, Lois, and their three children and four grandchildren.

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Kayra Montañez
Executive Pastor of Ministries
Originally from Puerto Rico, Kayra relocated to New Jersey in 2012 to secure the best care for her son, Andy, who has Down syndrome. Seeing Liquid’s passion to serve those with Special Needs, Kayra and her husband Jose decided to make Liquid their church home. Kayra quickly became an integral part of the Liquid Church family - she started as a volunteer, led Liquid’s largest location as Morris County Campus Pastor, served as Pastor of Campuses overseeing all our locations, and is now on Liquid’s Teaching Team and Senior Leadership Team as Executive Pastor of Ministries. Kayra has a background in law and worked as an attorney for nearly a decade!

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Mike Lee
Pastor of Campuses
As Pastor of Campuses, Mike oversees all of our Liquid Campus locations across NJ! During the pandemic, God placed a growing burden in Mike’s heart to help Liquid continue to grow deeper into discipleship, and took the opportunity to jump into full time ministry after 20 years building a career in the marketplace in personal care and cosmetics. It was a moment where he felt God was calling him through the words He spoke to Samuel saying “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7). Mike and his wife Becky have 3 amazing kids, and they are affectionately known as the Familee!

Hyo Sil Siegel
CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR
Hyo Sil is passionate about creating environments and opportunities for people to experience and encounter God in a personal way. She loves to champion, equip, and inspire leaders to fully embrace their gifts, serve the local church, and see God transform lives. Hyo Sil has been in ministry for over 20 years and prior to Liquid was the Programming Director at Willow Creek Community Church, at their downtown Chicago campus. She is crazy about her boys – husband David, an Environmental Designer at Liquid – and her sons Eli and Geffen.

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Denise Barone
Union County Campus Pastor
Denise grew up in and currently lives in Union County and believes in the power of the local church! It brings her great joy to connect with people and help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. Denise started attending Liquid Mountainside when the campus launched in 2013. It immediately felt like home to her, her husband Chris and their two daughters, Olivia and Grace. In addition to leading our Liquid Garwood and Mountainside campuses, Denise is currently pursuing a degree in Biblical Studies and Organizational Leadership at Nyack College.

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Paul Benjamino
MIDDLESEX COUNTY CAMPUS PASTOR
Paul is passionate about making Jesus known and has a huge heart to walk alongside others. Prior to ministry, Paul spent 20 years on the frontlines of the healthcare industry. He has attended Liquid Church for 12 years, and has enjoyed serving in a variety of Dream Team and staff roles. In fact, he’s served at 5 of our 7 campuses across NJ! Paul and his wife Leilani have three wonderful kids: Joshua, Keira, and Jayden. Together, they love being in nature and are avid campers. One day, they even hope to drive across the country visiting all the national parks!

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Cuyler Black
Church Online Pastor
Cuyler is passionate about showing people what God is truly like. In his 11 year tenure at Liquid, Pastor Cuyler has served as Campus Pastor, Spiritual Care Pastor, Groups Coordinator, and now as Liquid’s very own Church Online Pastor. Cuyler believes the church should be a cutting-edge pathfinder when it comes to online innovation. Cuyler and his wife, Lisa, have an amazing son, Xander. Fun facts: Cuyler is from Ontario, Canada, and he has many fun hobbies: From creative writing, cartooning, reading, hiking, running, and playing guitar!

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Chris Capua
SOMERSET COUNTY CAMPUS PASTOR
Chris is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus and experiencing life change through Him. Prior to his role in Somerset County, Chris led our Monmouth County Campus, which he launched in 2019. He also spent time as our Middlesex County Campus Pastor and helped that location establish a new homebase in Sayreville. At Liquid, you will often see Chris’ wife, Judy, and their three daughters serving by his side. When they’re not at church, you’ll likely find them at one of their favorite places, the Jersey Shore!

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Judy Capua
Discipleship Pastor
As Discipleship Pastor, Judy oversees Liquid Small Groups, Prayer Teams, Marriage Ministries, Lay Counseling, and Associate Pastors. Judy and her husband have been marriage mentors for 12 years - they love helping couples ground their marriages with Jesus at the center! In her time at Liquid, Judy has held a variety of roles, most recently serving as Liquid Family Coordinator and then Campus Manager at our Union County Mountainside Campus. Judy has her Masters Degree in counseling and is passionate about helping people grow closer to Jesus. When she’s not at Liquid, you can find Judy at the Jersey Shore, hiking, reading, and spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

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Keon Carpenter
MORRIS COUNTY CAMPUS PASTOR
Keon is passionate about welcoming newcomers into the body of Christ. He has served in various leadership and volunteer roles at Liquid over the years. From holding the door as an usher, to serving in Liquid Family, and coaching baptism candidates in their spiritual journey…each opportunity is a reminder of his own personal need for a Savior. Prior to leading in Morris County, Keon launched Liquid's Union County Garwood campus and served there as Campus Pastor for over five years. Keon and his wife, Monique, have been blessed with 4 children.

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Gary Casaletto
High School Pastor
Gary oversees our High School Students, and he has an unquenchable desire to see students encounter God and grow in their calling! He is an entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in church leadership including next gen, urban outreach, communications, and church launching. Gary has received church development training from Church of the Highlands and is currently finishing his BA in Theology. He loves living at the Jersey shore with his beautiful wife Brittany and their daughter, Isabella, who they are training up to become a world changer!

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Todd Crews
Legacy Team Pastor
Todd loves walking alongside families to build a legacy of Kingdom impact together! Born and raised in Indiana, Todd went on to graduate from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida and has been serving the local church in the greater NYC area for the last 15 years. Todd and his wife Nicole have two kids, Canaan and Zoe, and are in the process of adopting a newborn baby! The Crews family loves travel, hosting guests at their home and have a love for missions work internationally. Fun fact: Todd has gone skydiving 4 times, loves real estate and tries to read a book a week!

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Cory Daniels
Young Adults Pastor
Real people experiencing real life change because of Jesus is what gets Cory out of bed in the morning. He believes the church is only as strong as it is diverse, both generationally and culturally. He’s served in the local church for most of his life and has a variety of ministry experience, from worship to student ministry, discipleship and preaching. Cory received his degree in Pastoral Ministry from Nyack College, and he is currently pursuing a Masters in Theology from Western Seminary. Cory and his wife Leah met as young adults at Liquid and they have two kids, Violet May and Fletcher. In his free time, Cory loves sports, movies, and good coffee.

Deby Fabrazzo
Next Gen Pastor
Deby’s ministry motivation is to see lives transformed by grace, and she loves helping people become all that God created them to be! Deby came to Liquid in 2013 to help develop Small Groups for High School students, and since then has served in a variety of leadership roles: From High School Coordinator to Liquid Family Coordinator, High School Director and more. Now, she loves serving as Liquid’s Next Gen Pastor. Deby is married to her High School sweetheart, Mark, and they have 3 incredible young adult children. When she’s not at Liquid, she loves creative projects, road trips and spending time at the beach with her family.

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Phil Falke
Passaic County Campus Pastor
Originally from the greater Washington D.C. area, Phil has a deep desire and calling to love others, with a heart for the local Church. Phil has previously served in ministry as a youth pastor in both New Jersey and Indiana, and in small groups ministry. He joined Liquid staff in February 2021, previously serving as a Campus Manager at Liquid's Somerset County Campus. Phil is currently working on his Masters of Christian Ministry degree from Anderson University (IN) Seminary. Phil is married to his sweetheart, MaryClaire (MC), and when not at Liquid, you can usually find them playing board games, adventuring outside, or at a local coffee shop!

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Eryn Mera
Special Needs Pastor
Eryn is passionate about serving Jesus and His children through the local church and has been doing so for over a decade. Before her role as Special Needs Pastor, Eryn served as Campus Pastor of Liquid's Mercer County Campus since its launch in 2021. Prior to Liquid, Eryn served in a variety of ministry and education roles: from Presbyterian Pastor, to Special Education Teacher and even as a missionary. Eryn and her husband Robert have four daughters: Adeline, Maisie, and twins Nailah and Karianne. Eryn loves spending time with family at the beach and vacationing at Camp of the Woods in the Adirondack Mountains.

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Robert Price
Associate Campus Pastor
Robert loves walking with people as they discover their God-given identity and purpose. Robert started attending Liquid in 2018 after living in Delaware and working in Higher Education for 8 years. At each school Robert worked with, he also served in campus ministry and even wrote a book called The Basics: Everyday Life in Christ to provide students with faith based resources. Robert has served in many other roles at Liquid, including Groups Coordinator and Campus Manager. You'll often see Robert's wife Cherrelle connecting with new families in Garwood, and together they have two amazing sons: Caleb and Josiah.

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Julissa Rodriguez
Liquid Family Pastor
Julissa is a passionate advocate for nurturing young hearts in their faith journey. She and her husband, Mickey, discovered Liquid in 2011 while searching for a church with engaging kids programming for their two sons. Over the past six years on staff, Julissa has taken on pivotal roles in Liquid Family and currently leads programming for our Nursery through Middle School stages across all of our campuses. Julissa is dedicated to collaborating with parents and leaders to foster a community where the love of Jesus is modeled for the next generation.

Clint Taylor
Worship Experience Pastor
Clint is responsible for overseeing the vision, direction, and execution of Musical Worship across all Liquid campuses. His passion is to see people powerfully experience the presence of the Lord through the gift of music. Clint developed a love for music early in his life, which led him to worship ministry in the local church at just 13. He received his Bachelors of Music in Guitar Performance from Mcnally Smith College of Music. Clint and his wife, Abby, love making music together and have been singing and leading worship together since the 10th grade.

Zach Taylor
TEACHING TEAM PASTOR

Zach is passionate about sharing inspiring stories of God's goodness with His people. Before joining Liquid's Teaching Team, Zach received his MA in Philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology and has worked for the last 15 years to serve the local church in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as West Palm Beach, Florida. Zach, his wife and ministry partner KC-Rae, beloved daughter Wynter Storme, and dog Khloe love to travel together, spending time on both the East and West coasts throughout the year. Fun fact: Zach is a natural entrepreneur and together with his wife, they own a dozen AirBnB's across California and Palm Beach County, Florida!