Our TeamContact information for those who oversee and coordinate the body life at NC4.
Our Leadership Structure
We believe that a local church should be governed by local elders who have been placed in a position of oversight for that church (qualifications defined in 1 Tim 3:2-7; Titus 1:7-9). We also believe in the plurality of eldership, which seems to be the divine arrangement seen throughout the New Testament as expressed in Acts 14:23; 20:17; Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 5:17 and Titus 1:5. Our elders function co-equally in the decision making process. One of the elders, who functions as the senior pastor, has authority to make final decisions if the elders cannot come to a unanimous agreement on an issue. The elders primary focus is prayer, care, governing and vision.
NC4 is not an isolated local church. Aside from our local connections, we’re also an integral part of a group of churches of like faith and practice called One Focus Network, based in Virginia, of which Pastor Jack is a director and on the executive leadership team. The One Focus Network plants churches, helps healthy churches grow, revitalizes declining churches and develops pastors & leaders. This network exists for the purpose of exalting Christ in every tongue, tribe and nation.
As a network, we are evangelical in theology, belief and practice and charismatic in expression. One Focus provides accountability, ministry resources, training and fellowship to its member churches. One Focus member churches pool their resources so that the experience, theological training and practical teaching we enjoy together can be available to both current and next-generation leaders. Through our combined resources, we are able to equip, assist and strengthen one another and provide opportunities for fellowship and accountability, while still recognizing the autonomy of each local church. Most importantly, the network allows each otherwise independent church to have qualified, godly accountability.
One Focus also has relationships with other similar networks of like faith and practice throughout the US and around the globe, most notably Ground Level in the UK. We work together to effect an extension of the Kingdom of God and promote a great harvest of souls across nations. We believe that through this relating the Holy Spirit will help us to model a biblical unity that will include and involve other teams in other nations. We cooperate to forge relationships that equip one another through conferences where we share innovations and insights as we apply the gospel in our churches. We also cooperate to facilitate building and planting churches.
Visit onefocus.global for more information.
In Case of Emergency
For NC4 members who experience a death in the family or an emergency hospitalization and need a pastor during off hours, weekends, or holidays, please call 610.861.7725 ext 30 and your message will be forwarded to an on-call pastor.
Elders & Wives
Bob & Lisa Rentler
Bob Rentler has served as an elder since 1997. His passion is helping people to find their place in the Body of Christ. This involves Connect groups, discipleship, pastoral care, and assimilation. Bob also serves on the NC4 pulpit team. Bob and his wife, Lisa, are pre-marital mentors and Lisa is a MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) ministry, mentor.
Bob holds a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MDiv from Trinity Theological Seminary. Before joining our staff as an Associate Pastor in 2003, Bob worked as a chemical engineer for 25 years at Air Products and Chemicals.
Bob and Lisa reside in Bethlehem, PA. They have two adult children and six grandchildren. Bob can often be found jogging, playing bagpipes, or browsing through thrift stores.
Tony & Polly Piergiovanni
Tony Piergiovanni has served as an elder since 2001. His primary areas of oversight are finance, administration, and planning. Tony and his wife Polly are Connect group leaders and pre-marital mentors. Tony is also a Restoring the Foundations (RTF) minister and provides career and job search counseling.
Tony holds a BS in Finance from Penn State and an MBA from Lehigh University. Before becoming the Executive Pastor and Treasurer of NC4 in 2002, he was the VP and General Manager of Mallinckrodt Baker, a NJ-based global chemical company, where he had a 22-year career. Prior to that, he served as that company’s VP and CFO. He remains active as a part-time management consultant.
Tony and Polly have been married since 1991. They reside in Lower Nazareth, PA and have three adult children. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking and traveling (especially to Italy).
Eric & Danielle Frank
Eric Frank has served as an elder since 2008. His passion is for missions. He leads the NC4 Missions Board and has led many short-term mission teams, most recently to Peru. His wife, Danielle, assists with the oversight of the NC4 Kids prayer ministry.
Eric holds a BA in Education from Moravian College and an MA in Education with a specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language from Penn State University/Universidad del Turabo. Eric is employed as a fourth-grade teacher at William Penn Elementary School in Bethlehem.
Eric and Danielle reside in Bethlehem, PA. They have been married since 1999 and have two school-age children. Eric enjoys running, traveling, and leading/coaching a number of school events and activities.
Chad & Jen Licsko
Chad Licsko was ordained as an elder in 2011. His passion is for those who do not know the love of Christ. Chad oversees our prison ministry and serves on the NC4 pulpit team. He and his wife Jen also serve as pre-marital mentors.
Chad holds an Associate degree in Culinary Sciences from the Culinary Institute in NY. He is employed as the Executive Chef for the Bethlehem Area School District.
Chad and Jen reside in Bethlehem, PA. They have been married since 2002 and have two school-age children. Chad enjoys family time, golf, reading, and cooking.
Mike & Kendra Dunstan
Mike Dunstan was ordained as an elder in 2015. Mike oversees our online campus, Youth Ministry, and serves on the NC4 pulpit and pastoral care teams. He and his wife, Kendra, are pre-marital mentors.
Mike holds a BS in Education from Philadelphia Biblical University and MS in Education from Wilkes University. Mike is employed as a high school English teacher at Freedom High School in Bethlehem. He served as the NC4 Youth Pastor before becoming Macungie Campus Pastor in 2016.
Mike and Kendra reside in Bethlehem, PA. They have been married since 2001 and have two school-age children.
Kevin & Lisa Lexo
Kevin Lexo was ordained as an elder in 2021. He has a passion for pastoring, evangelizing the lost, and the prophetic. He is currently serving on the NC4 Kids Team & in Men's Ministry. Lisa has been a Care Deacon since 2016, and served in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and NC4 Kids.
Kevin is a graduate of DeSales University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He has been self-employed since 1999.
Kevin and Lisa live in Coopersburg, PA. They have been married since 2003 and have three school-aged children.
Mike & Bekah Bachman
Mike Bachman was ordained as an elder in 2021. Mike serves on the strategic planning team and helps to oversee the Family Nite, Security and hospitality/guest services ministries. He and his wife, Bekah, have served together on short term mission trips, led small groups, and are premarital mentors.
Mike holds a BA in Business Education from Delaware Valley College and a MS in education from Wilkes University. Mike is employed as a business and technology teacher and is the Cooperative Education coordinator at Freedom High School.
Mike and Bekah reside in Fountain Hill, PA. They have been married since 2006 and have 4 sons. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking, camping, the beach, and DIY home projects.
Ian & Celina Martin
Ian Martin was ordained an elder at NC4 in 2021. He is gifted as a teacher, evangelist, and artist. His passion is to make the truth beautifully plain, speaking with a prophetic edge to call the church to its mission and the world to its Redeemer. Born in Bethlehem, PA, Ian grew up as a missionary kid in Spain and the UK, living in a community and discipling recovering addicts in the ministry of Betel International. After serving as NC4's Macungie Campus Pastor since 2019, Ian was installed as Lead Pastor of NC4 on May 1, 2022.
Educated in the UK, Ian holds a BA in Hispanic Studies from University College London, a Certificate in Theological and Pastoral Studies from the University of Oxford, a Diploma in Audio Engineering from SAE Institute, London, and an MA in History of Christianity from the University of Birmingham.
Ian and Celina have been married since 2009 and settled in the Lehigh Valley in 2019. They previously worked in ministry in the UK, Spain, and the Czech Republic. They have two young daughters, Epifanía and Zoa-Perisa, and a Hungarian Vizsla, Aston. Both creatives, Celina is a dance professional and Ian a hip hop recording artist. Together they geek out on music, books, food and culture.
Warren & Charlotte Moore
Warren Moore was recognized as an Elder Emeritus on January 1, 2017, after serving faithfully as an elder at NC4 since 1987. He continues to be called upon for his wisdom in the strategic decisions of the church. Warren and his wife Charlotte’s ministry focus is prayer, especially intercession and healing, including visitation of the sick. They are also pre-marital mentors and have a gift of encouragement. Warren has a long history of missions oversight. Charlotte serves as a MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) mentor.
Warren holds a BA in Business from Muhlenberg College and is retired from Keebler / Kellogg where he was a project manager focused on logistics and ERP systems. He remains active as a consultant.
Warren and Charlotte have been married since 1976. They reside in Allentown, PA and have four adult children and eleven grandchildren. In their spare time, they enjoy reading, gardening, and table games.
Gene & Diane Wakeman
Gene Wakeman was recognized as an Elder Emeritus on January 1, 2021, after serving faithfully as an elder at NC4 since 1996. He continues to be called upon for his wisdom in the strategic decisions of the church. Gene has overseen discipleship efforts at NC4 and his wife, Diane, leads the Alpha program and our Backpack Buddies program which provides food every weekend for 65 at-risk children at a local public elementary school. Diane also oversees the Fellowship Hall kitchen and together they are Connect group leaders.
Gene holds a BS in Physics from Houghton College. He has worked as a researcher and educator and currently teaches science at Notre Dame High School where is also the boys’ tennis coach.
Gene and Diane reside in Hellertown, PA. They have a combined total of six adult children and twelve grandchildren. In his spare time, Gene enjoys tennis, golf, and hunting.
Jack & Tricia Groblewski
Jack Groblewski was a founding elder of NC4. Jack’s passion is for teaching the word of God, which he has done all over the world. He and his wife Trish are active in prophetic ministry. They serve as apostolic leaders in the One Focus Network. Jack acquired the nickname “Grubby” as a boy based on the pronunciation of his last name. He is affectionately known as such by family, friends, and the majority of his acquaintances.