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. The elders of New Covenant are Jack Groblewski, Bob Rentler, Gene Wakeman, Tony Piergiovanni, Eric Frank, Chad Licsko, & Mike Dunstan. Warren Moore, who faithfully served as an elder since 1987, moved to Elder Emeritus status effective 1/1/2017.
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
Jack & Tricia Groblewski
Jack Groblewski is 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 and to several networks in the US, Europe, and Africa. Jack oversees NC4’s pulpit, counseling, and worship ministries. 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.
Jack holds a BA in English Communications from Kings College and a Master’s in Theology from Moravian Theological Seminary. He has been the full-time senior pastor of NC4 since its founding 1982.
Jack and Trish have been married since 1971. They reside in Center Valley, PA and have four adult children and eleven grandchildren. Jack enjoys golf, reading, languages, and history.
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 Macungie campus, Youth Ministry, and serves on the NC4 pulpit and pastoral care teams. He and his wife, Kendra, are pre-marital mentors and Kendra serves on the Youth staff.
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.
Gene & Diane Wakeman
Gene Wakeman has served as an elder since 1996. Gene oversees discipleship 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 Bethlehem, PA. They have a combined total of six adult children and twelve grandchildren. In his spare time, Gene enjoys tennis, golf, and hunting.
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.