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 his 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 and networks with leaders 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.”


    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 studied Pastoral Ministry at the University of Valley Forge, and currently serves as Associate Pastor.  He works to meet the daily operational needs of the church, in addition to managing finances.  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.

  • katie hadenfeldt

    church administRator

    As the 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 has adapted well to 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, City Life Director with Youth for Christ in Chester, and mom to her own three children.  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.

  • joe couchara

    usher team coordinator

    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 the Usher Team Coordinator, Coordinator of Springfield's Souper Bowl of Caring efforts, and a leader in the Life Student Ministry team. 

  • alex kranjec

    church planting

    After serving at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, MO, Alex and his wife Jaclyn moved back to the Philadelphia area in 2010.  After serving as Worship and Creative Arts Pastor at Calvary church in Wyncote, PA, they responded to the call of church planting.  Alex and Jaclyn are partnering with Life Christian Fellowship in the planting of a new church in Delaware County. They are also working with a church planting network called the V3 Movement. 

  • scott morton

    Connections Leader

    Our goal at LCF is to help you get “connected” to God, your church family and God-given purpose.  Scott, and his wife Debra, partner with individuals to develop and pursue the opportunities to connect at Life Christian Fellowship.   Scott leads the men’s bible study, serves in Kids Powerzone, and plays an active role in our short term missions planning.

  • debra morton

    connections leader

    At LCF we want every believer to discover and experience everything that Christ has planned for you.  Partnering with husband Scott, Debra seeks to connect individuals with opportunities to serve, build friendships, and grow spiritually at Life Christian Fellowship.   Debra leads a Life Group for women and serves as part of the “Family Experience” team.