Staff

OUR STAFF

JASON TUCKER

Senior Pastor

Jason is a 25-year ministry veteran, serving as pastor, youth pastor, and national worship leader, presenter, and writer for Group Magazine. He has a Master of Divinity from Princeton, and just completed his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. His passion is to help churches grow — connecting all generations to Jesus by translating the message of Christ into a language everyone can understand. Jason is also very passionate about his coffee.
E-mail: jason@towerhillchurch.org
Blog: 
JasonTucker.Faith
Follow on Twitter: @JasonPastor
Follow on LinkedIn: 
JasonPastor
Phone:
732.747.1348

KIM TSIMBINOS

Executive Director of Operations

Kim is so excited to use her love of order to support the mission and vision of Tower Hill Church.  In her role, she provides operational leadership, in partnership with the Lead Pastor, to ensure the most effective ministry possible.  She has a legal background and has been involved in the governance of several local nonprofit organizations for the past ten years.  Kim loves the beach, Country music, flip flops and being a mom to her three boys.

E-mail: kim@towerhillchurch.org

THERESA SWENSON

Pastor

Theresa seeks to help people discover faith in Jesus Christ and integrate it into the joys and challenges of their daily lives. She has a hunger for teaching people of all ages the word of God through Bible study. After a career in corporate life, Theresa graduated from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She has previously served this congregation and Presbyterian congregations in Bayville and Toms River. One of 13 siblings, Theresa has a very relationship rich life, but especially enjoys chasing after her two grandsons.

Email: Theresa@towerhillchurch.org

CHRIS PEET

Ministry Intern

Chris has a passion for sharing the gospel message of Christ’s love through service, music, prayer, and preaching. Chris has a BS in Computer Science from Brooklyn College and a Master of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary. He is currently working on requirements for certification with the Monmouth Presbytery. As Ministry Intern at Tower Hill, Chris will continue to use his God-given gifts and aptitudes to serve God’s people. He has also done the New York Times crossword puzzle every day since June 1996.

Email: chrisp@towerhillchurch.org

LINDSEY LARKIN

Director of NextGen Team

As the NextGen Director, Lindsey oversees all the cradle to college ministries at Tower Hill. Lindsey has a heart for helping kids find God and partnering with parents to implement faith practices at home. When not at Tower Hill, which she considers her home away from home, Lindsey can be found carpool karaoke’ing Star 99.1 with her two kids, drinking insane amounts of coffee, and spending time with her amazing friends. Her background in the military brings a fresh perspective to our NextGen program.

E-mail: lindsey@towerhillchurch.org

GERARD MARRONE

Director of Student Ministry

Gerard leads our student ministries for Grades 6-12.  As a longtime member of Tower Hill and an alumnus of the student ministries program himself, Gerard has a deep commitment to further the mission and vision of Tower Hill.  He is joined in this adventure by his wife, Claire, also a longtime church member and alumnus of the Tower Hill student program.  They have a daughter, Kora, born in December 2016 and currently reside in Howell.

E-mail: gerard@towerhillchurch.org

CLAIRE MARRONE

Student Ministries Assistant

Claire supports Student Ministries on Tower Hill’s NextGen team. Claire came to Tower Hill Church with her family as a toddler, got married at the church, and is thrilled to be a part of the youth programs that were so impactful for her and her peers while growing up at Tower Hill. Claire has her degree in Human Development and Family Science from Messiah College. Prior to the arrival of her daughter, Claire spent six years in administration and human resources. Claire loves bagels, The Office, and her friends and family.

E-mail: claire@towerhillchurch.org

JENN GIUNTA

Director of Kids Klub and XP3 Specialist

Jenn leads our Kids Klub for 4th and 5th graders, and our middle school Sunday morning program, XP3, and enjoys helping families learn more about Christ’s word. Jenn has a degree in Elementary Education and taught Grades 2-3 until having her own children.  She has been actively involved in kid’s ministry for more than 20 years. Jenn was once in a break-dancing club and dreams of one day owning a pet pig.

E-mail: jenn@towerhillchurch.org

KARIN TUCKER

Kids Assistant

Karin runs the Nursery and Pre-K program as well as helping in all parts of Kids Ministry. Her education is in Theology and Christian Education. Karin has a passion for helping kids learn early on just how much their Lord loves them. She desires for the kids to come to have a personal relationship with Jesus that will carry them through all the ups and downs of life. Karin loves chai tea, Target, New Kids On The Block, and raising her 3 kids!

E-mail: karin@towerhillchurch.org

ALISON WALLING

Director of Next Steps

Ali has a passion for helping adults deepen their faith and develop NEXT STEPS in their journey with the Lord. Her background in adult learning and leadership development help her build bridges between faith and work, theory and practice. Ali also manages our guest services team, which welcomes visitors to Tower Hill every Sunday and makes sure both guests and regular attendees receive assistance as needed. Ali is a lifelong learner and gets energy from painting with watercolor and jogging on the boardwalk.

E-mail: Ali@towerhillchurch.org

SUZANNE DUFFY

Director of Communications

Suzanne has a passion for getting people connected in the local church, which goes well with her communications role at Tower Hill. Suzanne oversees the website, the Tower Hill App, Tower Talk (the church’s email and event newsletter), and all social media and advertising, and she works closely with our church leaders to promote our programs and mission. When she’s not at church or posting on social media, you can usually find her at the beach or soccer fields with her husband and her two girls.

E-mail: suzanne@towerhillchurch.org

KAREN GYIMESI

Communications Specialist

Karen brings her public relations background to the halls of Tower Hill by promoting the ministries and missions of Tower Hill externally. She also supports the church’s online presence and any communication need that pops up. Karen is fueled by Christ, coffee, and laughter, which helps her keep up with her husband and her two boys. She also plays a mean golf scramble.

E-mail: karen@towerhillchurch.org

DAN CORBOY

Director of Contemporary Music

Dan enjoys leading people to praise God with music and has built up our contemporary worship band which performs at our 10:30am contemporary service.  Dan is also part of the local music scene in the greater Red Bank area. When Dan is not making music, he enjoys mountain biking and spending time with family, especially at the beach.

E-mail: dan@towerhillchurch.org

FIONA SMITH SUTHERLAND

Director of Traditional Music

Fiona has been a professional church musician for the past 31 years, serving churches throughout the Northeast. She has a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music both from Westminster Choir College in Princeton and has won scholarships for her work with Handbells. Fiona has performed in concert halls in the NY area and abroad as a conductor, organist, and vocalist. She is committed to eclectic sacred music and bringing people closer to God through poignant texts and beautiful sounds.

E-mail: fiona@towerhillchurch.org

LAUREN BRANCATO

Director of Youth Choir

Lauren leads the Youth Choir at Tower Hill Church. Lauren has a background in musical theater, with years performing on stage in U.S. regional theaters and European tours. She holds a BFA in Music and Theater from Illinois Wesleyan University and teaches music and dance. A busy mom of two, Lauren loves watching her favorite football team, the Bears from her hometown of Chicago, and feels blessed to be a part of the amazing music at Tower Hill.

E-mail: lauren@towerhillchurch.org

DODGIE SANS

Production Assistant

Dodgie oversees the production of the contemporary services and brings music to our ears by making sure all microphones, cables and equipment is working behind the scenes. In addition, he works behind the camera recording and editing video content we produce on-site. Dodgie gets on stage too and rocks the electric guitar all year long. When he is not behind a camera or thrashing, he can be found on a kayak in the middle of the bay raking up clams.

E-mail: dodgie@towerhillchurch.org

SUE FALZONE

Office Administrator

Sue provides administrative support for all ministry and operations teams in the church, as well as worship services, weddings, baptisms and funerals. A graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, she also supports the Tower Hill Concert Series and occasionally plays with our Worship Band. Sue is a proud mom & grandmother to two grown daughters, Kim and Kerri, and a granddaughter, Reagan. She also enjoys rooting for the Mets with her family.

E-mail: suef@towerhillchurch.org
Phone: 732.747.1348 x21

ROB WALLMAN

Property Manager

As property manager, Rob strategically supports Tower Hill ministries and programs by improving campus space and technology, while also overseeing our custodial staff. In addition, Rob supports other churches in the Monmouth Presbytery. In his free time, Rob enjoys building things from scratch, predicting weather patterns and competing in motor sports.

E-mail: rob@towerhillchurch.org
Phone: 732.747.1348 x14

CHRIS VAN DER STAD

Finance Manager

As Finance Manager, Chris is responsible for maintaining the financial operations of the Church, including financial reporting, budgeting, payroll and human resource administration.  With his 30 plus years of managing community banks, Chris provides financial leadership to the ministry teams in support of their visions. When he’s not watching home improvement shows, you’ll find Chris welcoming visitors at our contemporary services.

E-mail: accountingoffice@towerhillchurch.org
Phone: 732.747.1348 x13

LAUREN FISHER

Director of Tower Hill School

Lauren brings an extensive background in teaching, educational administration and kid’s ministry with her to the halls of Tower Hill School, for kids age 2-6.  She loves the sense of community a cooperative preschool provides to families and believes strongly that a play-based developmental preschool experience best serves each child’s individual needs. Lauren loves lacrosse, 80s music, fanny packs, and rumor has it she was once on the inside cover of a Backstreet Boys CD.

E-mail: lfisher@towerhillchurch.org
Phone: 732.747.1348 x37

CONTACT US

255 Harding Road
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732.747.1348

Tower Hill Main Logo

SOCIAL

MAILING LIST