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Sam Goertz​​

SENIOR PASTOR

Sam is a graduate of Dallas Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is married to Andrea and has three children: Caroline, Susie, and Charlie. He loves all kinds of sports and is always glad to play a round of golf.

     (201) 391-6233         sam.goertz@montvalechurch.org

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Chris Coppola

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Chris studied at both the University of Connecticut and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He loves classical music, reading and hiking. In his spare time he studies voice.

     (201) 391-6233         chris.coppola@montvalechurch.org

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Jonathan Cabrera

DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP AND TECH

Jonathan graduated from Ramapo College with a Bachelors in Music concentrating in Music Production. He is a PK (Pastor’s Kid), and has been serving in churches since childhood. He plays multiple instruments and enjoys music, video games, books, and playing sports.

     (201) 391-6233         jon.cabrera@montvalechurch.org

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Priscilla Sandoval

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

In her capacity as Office Manager, Priscilla works closely with the Pastoral staff and various commissions in meeting the day-to-day needs of the church office. Originally from Costa Rica, she is fluent in Spanish and is very happy to practice it as part of MEFC's Spanish-speaking ministry. During her free time, she loves gardening, arts & crafts, and serving in the children's ministry at MEFC.  

     (201) 391-6233         Office@montvalechurch.org

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Mario Liriano 

ELDER & DIRECTOR OF HISPANIC MINISTRIES

Mario is a husband to Bridget and Father to Gabrielle and Grace. Has a diverse education and work experience (Engineering, Management, Education, Real Estate and Martial Arts).  In 2001, Mario took his first Ministry class at Alliance Theological Seminary.  From 2012 to 2016, he took 4 years of the Theology program at the EFCA Gateway Theological Institute.  Also took theology classes at Liberty University On-line.  As of April 2023, Mario is in process of completing all requirements necessary to obtain his EFCA Credentialing Ministry License.

     (201) 838-7542         spanish.ministry@montvalechurch.org

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Owen Dorrity

MEFC INTERN

With great pleasure, we welcome our new Summer Intern, Owen Dorrity. Owen is from Sparta, NJ, where he attends Sparta EFC.
He just completed his third year of a five-year Bachelor of Arts and Biblical Studies /MDiv at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.
He will work with Youth and young adults from May 13 - July 28, 2024. He is very excited to join the staff, share his knowledge with the MEFC family, and gain experience in other areas of pastoral ministry.

     (201)-391-6233          owen.dorrity@montvalechurch.org

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