Scott Crosby, Lead Pastor

Photo by Hannah Chen

Photo by Hannah Chen

Scott has over 23 years of ministry experience in urban settings, serving at Liberti Fairmount in PhiladelphiaRedeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, and also as a pastoral intern in Nashville.   Scott, his wife Anne Marie, and their children Ezra and Honor identify deeply with an emphasis on the gospel of grace as not just the way that we get to know God, but the way that we grow in our relationship with God as well.  Scott and his family thrive in diverse and creative contexts, and Scott especially enjoys helping leaders at various levels and backgrounds to develop and work to their fullest potential in the gospel.  Scott's greatest joy in ministry is getting to know Jesus more deeply in relationship with others.  For down time, Scott enjoys laughing with his wife and kids, and at the antics of their crazy bulldog and rescued alley cat playing together.  He loves to cook and eat good food with friends.  He also enjoys playing the guitar, cycling, and studying Wing Chun Kung Fu.

 


Ryan Egli,  Pastor of Community Life

Photo by Hannah Chen

Photo by Hannah Chen

Ryan Egli is currently Assistant Pastor for Community Life at Liberti Fairmount by way of Liberti East in Fishtown. After seminary Ryan and his family moved to Philadelphia. Ryan, Allison and their two boys, Jacob and Ben, were a part of Liberti East since 2008. Ryan eventually came on staff full-time at Liberti East as Director of Mercy and Community Ministries. Before this he worked in higher education admissions and marketing. In 2014, Ryan and his family felt called to move to the northwest neighborhoods of Philadelphia and plant Liberti Church Northwest. Ryan was ordained and charged with this work in January of 2015 and he began serving with the Liberti Fairmount team. When Ryan isn’t running around planting a new church he enjoys coffee, playing basketball, watching all sports, listening to jazz and folk, and reading widely in both fiction and non-fiction.


Jeremy Eshelman, Pastoral Intern and Operations Manager

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.

 

Kate Perez, Bookkeeper  

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Kate grew up in the Midwest and graduated from North Central College in northern Illinois with a B.A. in Urban Sociology.  She moved to Philadelphia for a year long internship with Kingdomworks (later became Mission Year) and joined Spirit and Truth Fellowship in North Philadelphia. Kate worked in various capacities at Ayuda Community Center in the Hunting Park neighborhood for 13 years and currently works independently as a bookkeeper for nonprofits and small businesses.  She and her husband, Hector, along with their two children are also part of a new church plant, Grace and Peace Community Fellowship, also located in Hunting Park, North Philadelphia.