The elders of Liberti Fairmount give oversight and direction to the staff and are the spiritual leaders of the church.   


Scott Crosby

Scott Crosby, Elder

The Biblical model of church leadership is that qualified pastor-elders serve together as the spiritual leaders of the church, shepherding the flock and sharing responsibility, authority, and accountability as a team.  Scott is the first among equals as an elder at Liberti Fairmount.


Photo by Hannah Chen

Photo by Hannah Chen

Jay Barbieri,  Elder  

Jay is one of the "elder" members of our community, both in age and in his length of time at Liberti Fairmount.  Jay and his wife Debbie moved to Fairmount in 2004 as part of the original launch team for Liberti Fairmount.  He began as a provisional elder (on loan) and then a formalized elder with Liberti Fairmount.  


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Glenn McDowell, Elder

Pastor Glenn McDowell was a part of the original founding team of Liberti Church Fairmount where he continues to serve today as an Associate Pastor.  The focus of Glenn's ministry is to bring synergy to the diverse elements of the body of Christ in Philadelphia - for the good of the entire city.  The goal is answering Jesus’ prayer in John 17:  "Father, may my disciples be one, that the world might believe.”  


 

Andy Oliver, Elder


BJ Flenner, Elder

BJ grew up in central PA. He and his wife, Robyn, have been married for 16 years and have three children, William, Anna, and Emma. BJ serves with a ministry to international students at Penn and Temple.  He enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures, cooking, art, and history.  BJ and Robyn bought a fixer-upper in Philly in 2011, and it has been their on-going project.


The deacons of Liberti Fairmount work to meet the practical needs of our congregation and our community. 


Ashley Cocca Rockett, Deacon

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Ashley grew up in Allentown, PA and graduated from Messiah College in 2007. She moved to Philadelphia in 2007 to pursue a Master's program at the University of Pennsylvania where she studied Professional Counseling. Ashley worked for three years in the School District of Philadelphia as a School Counselor and is now pursuing her License as a clinical therapist. In 2008 she found liberti and decided to claim it as her church home. She has enjoyed serving as a home group leader, Care Team member, and Covenant Kids volunteer. She met her husband, Thomas, at liberti's Art Museum home group and they now live in the Brewerytown neighborhood. Ashley enjoys running, green tea, any C.S. Lewis book, ultimate frisbee, laughing and Italian food. Philadelphia has a deep place in her heart and she desires to be a part of extending the gospel throughout the city.


 Chad Eason, Deacon

photo by Heather Keeny

photo by Heather Keeny

Chad hails from Moore, Oklahoma. Graduate School at Eastern brought him to Philadelphia, but liberti's heart for Jesus and the city is what kept him here. Now he and his family have woven themselves into the neighborhood of North Philly while benefiting and spurring on the community in liberti Fairmount.  


Jeremy Eshelman, Deacon

Jeremy Eshelman

Jeremy is a native of the Philadelphia area, having grown up in Delaware County. He didn't stay in Delco for long, though: he spent a year in New Zealand where he met some great friends including his wonderful wife, Lillian. Jeremy has attended Liberti since late 2009, and has lived in the city since 2010. He and Lillian have two kids, Shanna and Zachary, and he enjoys playing with them very much. He also enjoys cooking dinner, playing board games, studying theology, watching and reading science fiction/fantasy, and enjoying a good drink and conversation with friends. Currently, Jeremy is a student at Westminster Theological Seminary.


Debbie Barbieri, Deacon

Debbie grew up in the Philadelphia area. She and her husband, Jay, moved to Fairmount in 2004 to be part of the launch team for liberti Fairmount church. She served as part of the Care Team which was formed to serve the needs of the church community before liberti Fairmount had established deacons. Debbie and Jay have 3 grown children. And she is the happy grandmom of 2!


Sarah Smoker, Deacon