Our Staff

While the work of the church is something we all share -- these are the folks who bring our programs to life, day in and day out.

  • A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Chris came into the Presbyterian family while studying Drama and Music at Texas Woman's University. Chris, who had grown up Baptist, was a scholarship choir member at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Denton, TX. The creative Spirit was particularly alive at Trinity, and the worlds of theology, the arts, justice, curiosity and imagination found new life for Chris – and an unexpected journey began. After college, Chris made the leap from Texas to New York City, earning his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. Chris was ordained into service in 2004, as Co-Pastor of three congregations in Bergen County, NJ. In 2007 he joined the staff of Hudson River Presbytery (a regional community of 88 churches) as Congregational Connections Presbyter – where he worked with social-justice seekers from across the Hudson Valley, engaging in ministry together in local prisons, the storm ravaged Gulf Coast, and in deeply challenging but inspiring communities in Peru, among others. Chris was called as Broadway's Pastor in 2011, and is thrilled to be a part of the vibrant BPC community. 

  • Becca Seely

    Campus Minister

    Becca Seely leads the way with LaMP - the Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian campus ministry in Morningside Heights. She was not raised in church and first began to explore questions of faith when she was in college. As a result, she is particularly passionate about working with young adults who are asking questions about God and what gives our lives meaning and purpose. She loves hearing people's stories, learning new things, and discovering the unexpected ways God is working in the world around us. In her free time, she enjoys running and biking in Central Park, hanging out with her wife, Abby, and planning elaborate theme parties. She graduated from Yale Divinity School in 2012 with a Master of Divinity and holds a Certificate in Advanced Theological Studies from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. She is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In addition to serving LaMP, Becca serves as Pastor of The Vine NYC Citywide College Ministry and Executive Director of Lutheran Ministries in Higher Education of NYC.

  • Timothy Wotring

    Resident Pastoral Intern - Volunteer Coordinator

    Timothy was raised in the mountains of Western Maryland. He moved to Philadelphia to attend Eastern University, where he received a BA in Theology. He graduated in May 2016 with a M. Div. from nearby Union Theological Seminary. Timothy has worked at many capacities in church life including campus minister of music, youth worker, Sunday School teacher, and Bible study leader. He also loves movies, comics, memes, and pop culture. Timothy serves as our Volunteer Coordinator - supporting our Shelter, Soup Kitchen, and Community Table programs.  To volunteer, email Timothy!

  • ALEX NAVARRO

    Artist-in-Residence

    Alex Navarro is a New York City based pianist, keyboardist, music director, composer, arranger and educator. Widely known as Engelbert Humperdinck's music director and pianist from 2007 through 2015, his list of other notable recording and performance credits include artists Rod Stewart, Queen Latifah, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Natasha Bedingfield, Rita Wilson, Patrizio Buanne, Tom Chapin, Doc Powell, Taylor Dayne, the Prague Philharmonic, the BBC Radio Orchestra, the Newark Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, 42nd Street The Musical, and producers Phil Ramone, Clive Davis, Richard Perry, Phil Galdston and Lauren Wild. Navarro has appeared on The Today Show, The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show, Regis and Kelly, The Ellen Show, The American Music Awards, The Martha Stewart Show and A&E Private Sessions. Navarro received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music in Film Scoring from New York University.


  • Rory Chambers

    Guitar

    Rory Chambers is a native of Melbourne, Australia, Rory has played guitar across that land downunder with several groups, entertaining crowds throughout Australia’s capital cities and south-east Asia. Rory has been a part of the music staff here at BPC since 2014 and can regularly be heard in our Sunday morning worship services. Before coming to New York with his family, he served as a chaplain in an urban high school in Melbourne and remains passionate about young adult identity development in family and community life.

  • Stephanie Cooke

    Church Administrator

    Stephanie joined the BPC team in 2014 in the position of Church Administrator. She has a background in both office management, with a degree from Berkeley College, and child care, making her an excellent fit for our team. She is a life long Bergen County, NJ resident; in fact she is part of the 4th generation of a large family born and raised in Bergen County. Stephanie is an avid sports fan, following her favorite teams, the Yankees, the Jets, and the Islanders. She also loves to do photography as a hobby. And, fair warning, Jersey Girl though she proudly is, you might just hear country music coming from her office.

  • Mark Goodwin

    Building Superintendent

    Mark joined the BPC team in the fall of 2014 and brings with him 25+ years of general construction and building maintenance experience. He has held Building Contractor licenses in New York, Massachusetts, and California. He has also completed a two year study series in theology, Bible, and liturgy, hosted by the Metro New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and graduated as deacon in 2012. Mark’s wife; Laurie, is a Lutheran pastor, who serves as an interim consultant for the Metro New York Synod of the ELCA. Mark and Laurie enjoy Latin and Ballroom dance, and Mark has been known to teach group dance lessons at church (If you twist his arm a bit).

  • Patrick Mahaney

    Lights & Sound Engineer

    Patrick Mahaney is a very handy person to have around. Patrick has been a part of the BPC family since he was a kid, and it seems unlikely that he'll ever grow up, which is good news for everyone! Patrick brings light to our building in ways practical and metaphorical, both inside and out. An information technology specialist by day, and a theatrical designer by night, Patrick always has some creative project going on. For down time, you might find him on a sailboat off Long Island, or in an RV (or motorcycle) heading cross country. Patrick also serves as one of BPC's great team of Elders. 

  • Amy Webb

    Nursery School Director

    Working toward the Nursery School's mission to make outstanding early childhood education affordable, Amy brings to her work with young children and families a focus on play, child development, and group processes. She's happy to be part of the BPC community, and to see the many ways a small group can have a big impact. Amy holds an A.B. from Duke University, a Master’s from Bank Street College and has taught in the teacher training program at City College. Amy's creative spirit extends beyond the classroom, as she is one of the co-founders of a cutting-edge theatre, music, and dance center in Brooklyn.

  • Gregory Togbah

    Reception

    Gregory Togbah is a New Yorker, through and through. Born in Metropolitan Hospital and raised in the City all his life, Gregory says, “I’ve seen a lot, as a child and as a grown-up, but life goes on.” Gregory has worked at Broadway Presbyterian Church since 2002. One of his favorite jobs at BPC is opening the church doors on Sunday morning – in doing so, Gregory gets our spirit of welcome started. A fan of different kinds of music, he also likes to D.J. whenever he gets the chance.

  • Laurens Feliksdal

    Reception

    Laurens Feliksdal was born in Suriname, in South America. He graduated from the Algemene Middelbare School, the oldest educational institution in Suriname. He came to the United States in 1986, and has four children: Gilton, Eunice, Jamal, and Chantal. He loves sports (especially the local New York teams) and enjoys good food. Laurens says, “I love working for BPC, because I meet new people every day and get the chance to help.”

  • Bennett Alldredge

    Pastoral Intern

    Bennett is a student at Princeton Theological Seminary, who joined the BPC community in September 2016.  Welcome, Bennett!

  • MEGAN Macpherson

    Campus Ministry Intern

    Megan grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and spent most of her childhood in the rainy, green state of Oregon. She later moved to St. Paul, Minnesota to study geography at Macalester College. Megan taught middle school for six years in the Bay Area before traveling to NYC to study at Union Theological Seminary. She’s particularly interested in spiritual practices of discernment, and the ways in which students decide to live out their commitments in the world. When she’s not in the library, Megan loves strong coffee, riding her bike, and eating dinner with friends. She’s excited to be a part of LaMP and the BPC community this year!