MEET the team

The staff and leadership at Life Christian Fellowship is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them, or contact the church office at (610) 328-2843,

  • Bob Novak

    LEAD pastor

    Through unique and practical communication, vision casting and affirming leadership, Pastor Bob encourages people to live out an authentic, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.  He also mentors pastors in the Philadelphia area to see genuine transformation in people and communities.  He’s a fan of football, good music and great food, and his favorite compliment is when people say, “He’s real.”


    Carol has a background in teaching, as well as a deep love of studying the Word of God.  This is so valuable in her role as LIFE Group leader, and coordinator.  Carol mentors our LIFE Group leadership team, as well as pouring into women of all backgrounds in the Search Light Womens Group.  She also serves in our children's ministry, along with supporting her husband Eric in his role as Deacon. 

  • debra morton

    Debra has attended the church since 2003, and manages the website, social media, and visual media for Life Christian Fellowship.  She also coordinates the Women's events, and Marriage Life Groups, with husband Scott, throughout the year.  Having participated in multiple missions trips with LCF, Debra has a heart for missions, and helping other grow spiritually.


    Youth pastor

    A member of the church since 2000, George has been the Youth Pastor of Life Student Ministries since 2014.  George leads a team who are passionate about seeing young people discover who God is, through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and understand the purposes God has for their lives. 

  • grant novak

    associate pastor

    Grant currently serves as Associate Pastor.  He works to meet the daily operational needs of the church, in addition to leading our Buildings and Grounds team  Having grown up in both Springfield and Life Christian Fellowship, Grant has a heart for the future of our community and church…and faith that Christ will utilize us to share His truth and love with a lost and hurting world.

  • joe couchara

    Born and raised in the Philly area, Joe is a diehard 4 for 4 Philly sports fan. He also has a heart to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people living right in his neighborhood.  Joe currently serves as a leader in the Life Student Ministry team and Coordinator of Springfield's Souper Bowl of Caring efforts.


    Judy brings a passionate heart for music into leading our Worship Team for Sunday Celebration.  In addition to coordination of the worship experience on Sundays, Judy also mentors younger musicians.  Judy also serves with her husband George, on our Youth Team.  

  • katie hadenfeldt

    church administRator

    As administrative assistant at Life Christian Fellowship, Katie provides administrative support to pastoral staff, event coordination, and church communication - pretty much anything and everything! Originally from Nebraska, Katie loves the Philadelphia area, but stays loyal to the Nebraska Huskers.

  • laura couchara

    Life Kids ministry director

    Laura’s role working with children has ranged from special education teacher, to City Life Director with Youth for Christ in Chester.  In her current position as Children’s Ministry Director, she's working to empower the leaders in Life Kids to be effective in teaching the truth of God's word to children in life-changing ways. Laura and her Life Kids' team seek to partner with parents to develop life-long followers of Jesus.

  • leon deshields

    Leon is a Deacon on the church Board, as well as the church Treasurer.  He also serves on the Ushers team.  He has a heart for meeting with men of faith and to help them strengthen their faith.  Born and raised in Phildaelphia, Leon is an avid College basketball fan, especially March Madness!! 

  • scott morton

    Our goal at LCF is to help you get “connected” to God, your church family and God-given purpose.  A Deacon on our church Board, Scott, is also active in our Mens Ministry, usher team, and leads our short term missions planning.