Just like every NCS chapter needs a strong core leadership team to model NCS friendship for, and support and encourage, its members, NCS has a core team of leaders, advisors, staff and key volunteers who try to model NCS leadership for, and support and encourage, the NCS chapter leaders and who support NCS. It is a pretty small team, but it is a group committed to serving marketplace men by furthering the NCS mission and purpose.
As an Assistant Vice President at LAN Associates, Matt is responsible for the development and management of LAN’s New Jersey Architectural Department. He has been in the architectural industry for over 17 years, working at several local and global firms including Wells Associates and Gensler. He is a licensed architect, member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), LEED Accredited Professional, Construction Document Technologist (CDT), and is NCARB certified. Matt graduated Magna Cum Laude from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s in architecture.
Matt’s diverse background in design, construction and technical knowledge has led to a creative and well-rounded leadership style. He plays a vital role in LAN’s business development and project contract acquisition efforts, and his expertise in project management has led him to efficiently direct various projects ranging from hospitality, commercial, retail, mixed-use, multi-family, and non-profit institutions. Matt’s background in historic adaptive reuse, and passion for sustainability, have proven the ideal mix to support the development and execution of many award-winning projects across the region. Recently, he was recognized by NJBIZ as a Leader in New Jersey Real Estate and Construction.
Beyond his day-to-day professional role, Matt is passionate about community service and donating his time and talents to underserved communities and non-profits in need. He has designed and coordinated the construction of a school in an impoverished area of Mexico and lead the master planning and design efforts for a medical center development in Uganda, Africa. Matt was also the co-founder of a local Christian skateboarding non-profit called Solid Foundation. Currently, he serves on the facilities committee at his local church, involved in teaching at the Servants Heart Workmanship training program in Paterson and serving on the board as chapter president of the Bergen chapter of New Canaan Society. He is married to his wife Monica for 17 years and has three children, Riley, Madison, and Evan.
Additional Team Members
Andy Aran is a former President of the NCS Bergen County Chapter and a partner in Regency Wealth Management. A visible and respected professional with 18 years in Alliance Bernstein’s Fixed Income Division, as well as experience at PaineWebber, Citibank, Standard & Poors and Chase Manhattan Bank.
Andy has been published in Institutional Investors and quoted or interviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and CNBC. He has spoken at numerous financial conferences around the world and served on Markit iBoxx’s Oversight Committee. He is a member of the CFA Institute, FIASI, and NYSSA (bond and stock analysts associations).
In addition to his role at NCS Bergen County, Andy is a member of the Advisory Board of Street 2 Street, and a Trustee for Star of Hope Ministries in Paterson, NJ. He is a member of Grace Church of Ridgewood where he has served on the Elder Board and their finance committee. He is blessed by his marriage to Cindy and with their three children.
Bill Bavagnoli is President of Specialized Storage Systems in Fairfield, NJ. Their core values of Honesty, Integrity, and Service guide them to help customers create space, maximize productivity, and improve profitability in commercial facilities, and to honor God in all they do. They have been in business for more than 25 years, and have many Fortune 500 clients throughout the United States.
Bill is a board member of Storage Consultants of America, a board member of Crossroads Job Network, and a proud member of C12, a Christian businessperson’s group that helps companies build business for greater purposes than just making money. He has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland, and resides in Wyckoff with his wife Sue, and their three children, Gina, Bill Jr., and David.
Bryan joined Regency Wealth Management in 2013. He started in the financial services industry in 2003 with Morgan Stanley in Newport Beach, California, and transitioned to A.G. Edwards (which later became Wells Fargo Advisors) in 2005 in Short Hills. As a Financial Advisor he has worked with a broad range of clients including many multi-generational estates and the Savings Bank of Hafnarfjordur in Iceland. Prior to his financial career, Bryan worked in the legal field with defense litigation and estate planning attorneys. He earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 2001, the AAMS® (Accredited Asset Management Specialist) designation from the College for Financial Planning in 2005, and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional in 2015.
He has served on various boards and helped with local organizations including the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Habitat for Humanity, and Young Life. Currently, he is active in his church community at Grace Church in Ridgewood, serving as an Elder and helping with several programs inside the church. He also serves on the Board of the Bergen County Chapter of the New Canaan Society. Bryan and his family have been committed to the development of family and youth in the area. They support multiple organizations who encourage youth to be leaders, serving our community and beyond.
Bryan is an active road biker, runner, and classical pianist. He enjoys spending time with family in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and North Carolina.
Ed served as Treasurer of NCS-Bergen County from 2011 to June 2017. He is retired from Columbia Bank, Fair Lawn NJ where he worked for 21 years. His most recent position was Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to that that he held the positions of Controller, Treasurer and Director of Strategic Alliances with the bank. Previously he worked for Ernst and Ernst (Big 8 accounting firm) and the Prospect Park Savings bank, as bank Board member, EVP, COO and CFO.
Ed is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a BS degree in accounting and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition he serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Bethany Christian Services, Fair Lawn, NJ. Bethany is a global non-profit adoption and family service agency headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As the largest adoption agency in the US, Bethany’s mission calls them to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families around the world. The Fair Lawn office directs and oversees the operations of Bethany offices in NY and Connecticut. Ed also is on the Board of NCS-Bergen County (NJ), as well as its Treasurer and also Treasurer of NCS national.
Ed and his wife Susan live in Wyckoff, NJ and attend the Hawthorne Gospel Church in Hawthorne. They have 2 children; Michelle and Dave. Michelle lives in Richmond, VA with her husband Patrick and Dave lives in New York City with his wife Lindsay. Ed and Susan feel blessed to have Patrick and Lindsay in their family and are the proud of grandparents of J.E.B., Reagan, Matti, Ginger, Lotte and Seanpatrick (all Michelle’s children).
Ed can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
George is on the staff of Athletes in Action, the sports ministry division of Campus Crusade for Christ. George serves as the chapel coordinator for the New York Giants and the New York Yankees. His responsibilities include leading the team Bible studies, serving as personal chaplain for some of the players and their families, overseeing the in-season chapel services, and helping to organize sports outreaches around the New York metropolitan area. He also gives leadership to four other AIA couples who serve in the New York metropolitan area.
George received an undergraduate degree in business administration from American University in 1976 and a masters degree in Biblical studies in 1990 from the International School of Theology. George met his wife, Cyndy, at a Bible conference during the summer of 1974. While in college and through their involvement with Campus Crusade, they both sensed God’s call to missions. They were married in June of 1977.
Prior to his current responsibilities, George fulfilled similar duties for six years with the New York Mets and Jets teams. George and Cyndy began vocational Christian work with Campus Crusade for Christ after graduation from college. They served in the campus ministry (of Campus Crusade) for 14 years before switching over to the Athletes in Action effort. George and Cyndy have two married daughters (Kelly and Emily), a senior in college (Mary), a freshman in college (Allison) and reside in Oradell, New Jersey. George and Cyndy are the proud grandparents of Grace Noel, Miguel, Mya, and Robbie.
Kurt Schwarz is the Executive Director and founder of Inspire Sports Camps, a Gospel-focused sleep-away sports camp for inner-city kids from across the Northeast. His heart for ministry was formed as a camp counselor, youth director, and leader at some of the country’s largest Christian camps in Michigan and Missouri. He has a B.A. in Biblical Literature and Certificate in Youth Ministry from Taylor University, and an M.A. in Urban Education from New Jersey City University. Kurt taught English as a second language, and coached high school football and track for over a decade in North Jersey. He also serves as the volunteer Pastor of outreach for Calvary Chapel North Jersey. Kurt and his wife, Marcela, have been married since 2007 and have three daughters.
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Bill is the Executive Director of Impact Paterson, a faith-based not for profit that launched in April 2015. It’s downtown Paterson, NJ location makes it the ideal nexus for being a neutral convening agent in its fight to arrest poverty through job creation and economic development. At it’s core, Impact Paterson is helping launch, grow and support businesses and nonprofits through a unique platform that leverages social enterprise investments for the Kingdom of God which in turn are re-invested into the community through leadership development, capacity building, collaborative partnerships, and programs & services designed to restore men and women.
In addition to his work in Paterson, Bill Roesch currently serves as the President of the Elementary Group, a boutique management consulting firm he founded in 2013. The firm specializes in strategic planning, execution and leadership coaching for a variety of organizations, including for-profit businesses ($500k - $50m in top-line), nonprofits and local church’s. His expertise is facilitating and engaging teams in activating strategy, developing operating plans and helping individual leaders identify their unique purpose in life.
Prior to launching Elementary Group and Impact Paterson, Bill was the CEO of Standards Solution, an educational support services company servicing public schools systems primarily in New Jersey. Before acquiring Standards Solution, Bill was the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Prism Capital Partners, a private equity backed, real estate investment and development company. Bill obtained his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.
Bill is married to his dearest friend and business partner Kelley. They have a daughter, Saylor who is in kindergarten. At the prompting of the Holy Spirit, Bill and his family have committed their careers towards becoming urban missionaries for Christ in the City of Paterson making kingdom impact.
Bill serves as the President of Impact Paterson Ministries CDC, the non-profit arm of Impact Paterson harnessing his skills to serve many and impact the community of Paterson for Jesus Christ, one life at a time.
Brian Hanse is a Managing Partner in the law firm of Hanse Anderson LLP. With over 25 years experience, he represents individuals and families on a variety of sensitive and complex estate, trust and charitable planning matters. He is a frequent participant at the Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning sponsored by the University of Miami School of Law. Brian previously served as a CPA in the New York City office of Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Brian is a founding boardmember of both the Bergen County and Summit Chapters of the New Canaan Society. He serves on the President’s Circle Committee of Cornell University and also serves on the boards of several Christian organizations including Ron Hutchcraft Ministries and Street2Street, a ministry of Athletes in Action.
Brian is a graduate of Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) with a B.A. in Business. He holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s (Ithaca, NY) SC Johnson Graduate School of Management and a J.D. from Seton Hall Law School (Newark, NJ). Brian and his wife Kathy have three sons and reside in Pompton Plains, NJ.
Charles (Chuck) Eapen is a follower of Christ, husband and dad. He’s lived on both coasts and got his start in business by joining a startup he eventually became President of. It was through his working career he was introduced to the person of Jesus Christ and since then has strived to be a faithful follower to lead people to Jesus.
He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and holds a master’s degree in Semitic languages and theology. He’s also passionate about what makes a business work and how to organize people around processes to achieve results in a manner that has both immediate and eternal impact.
Today, Chuck is the Principal Chair and CEO of The C12 Group Northern NJ and leads 20+ corporations ranging in size from a few million to a few hundred million in revenues. Through C12 and their network of 3,000+ corporations across 5 countries, C12 is the largest professional development corporation for Christian business Owners/CEOs.
Having been a C12 Chair for over a decade and running a few high growth firms as a CEO himself, Chuck brings best business practices along with godly leadership and personal accountability to growth-oriented leaders seeking to advance their business acumen and ministry in and through the business.
Chuck is married to Betty and they have enjoyed 30 years of walking with each other and with Jesus; together they have one adult son. Chuck is passionate teacher of God’s truths and loves to get into the linguistic and cultural backgrounds of the bible. He is active with his church as he teaches and facilitates discipleship bootcamps. He’s also an active athlete competing in CrossFit events, obstacle course running, and carrying lot of heavy stuff over long distances! He is privileged to enjoy God’s creation every time he goes fly fishing and chasing a little white ball.
During the week, Dave Lyman works as an engineer and owns his own business. But a few years ago he sensed a call from God that culminated in his ordination as part-time Associate Preaching Pastor at Covenant Christian Reformed Church in North Haledon. Perhaps this call grew out of Dave's 35 years of involvement in leadership of various men’s ministries including a weekly men’s Bible study in Midland Park and NCS Bergen County. Today, Dave preaches regularly at local churches and men's ministries; his website has reached over 60,000 people from over 110 countries around the world!
Duanne Moeller currently serves as the Director of Operations for Empowerment Academy Charter School and Beloved Community Charter School in Jersey City.
In 1999 Duanne joined a small entrepreneurial team committed to re-opening The King’s College in midtown Manhattan. Duanne played a variety of roles in the college’s first years including Dean of Students, VP of Operations, and Chief of Staff.
Before moving to New Jersey, Duanne worked as a campus minister with Campus Crusade for Christ in San Bernardino, California, Szeged, Hungary, and Columbia, Missouri.
Duanne holds a BA in Music from Miami University (OH), and a Masters of Divinity from the International School of Theology, San Bernardino, CA. He also is a licensed real estate agent and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Duanne is married to, Susan, who works in business development for the UK based tech start-up, Buzzsumo. Together they run a small marketing and real estate company called Meadowlands Mirror. They also have two children. Zachary, who will be a junior at St. Peter’s Prep, and Isaac, who will be in the 8th grade at Sacred Heart in Lyndhurst.
Duanne can be reached via email at DuanneMoeller@gmail.com.
John has been a highly successful executive in the strategic business development arena for the last 30 years. He currently serves as President and CEO for D’Alessandro, Inc., a consulting firm that raises performance for their not-for-profit clients. With an expertise in strategy implementation and business consulting, John has successfully led many organizations to reach their goals. John spent 13 years with Pascack Valley Hospital, over five of which included leading the Foundation through an organizational transition and a successful capital campaign. Before leaving the hospital when it closed in 2007, John held the positions at the hospital of Sr. Vice President of External Relations, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer, as well as President of the NJ Hospital Association Fund Raising Executives. John serves on several not-for-profit boards, and as a consultant has achieved success with many sizes and types of organizations. Having worked in healthcare, consumer products and consulting services, John has a unique understanding of the business landscape. He is a graduate of William Paterson University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Commerce and Industry Association of NJ. John is a frequent conference speaker in the not-for-profit, as well as the for-profit arena. In addition, as a panel moderator, John uniquely keeps the event pace on target, while inserting humor and a smooth transition between panelists and topics.
Mark joined Regency Wealth Management as a Partner in 2010 after a five-year affiliation with LPL Financial and five years with Waddell & Reed as a Financial Advisor. He was given the Financial Planning Excellence Award in 2003, was included in Waddell & Reed’s Circle of Champions for three consecutive years, and received the company’s top award, Crest in 2005.
He received his B.A. from Calvin University with a double major in Business & Psychology in 1995 and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Financial Planning Certificate Program in 2003. Mark completed the requirements for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC) designations in 2004 as well as the Accredited Estate Planner ® designation (AEP®) in 2022. He is also a current member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and The Greater New Jersey Estate Planning Council (GNJEPC).
Mark has held active roles as Trustee with various Non-Profit Boards throughout the years including past service with Christian Health, The Foundation for Eastern Christian Schools, The Bergen County Chapter of the New Canaan Society, and the NJ/NY Chapter of the Calvin University Alumni Committee. His current Board appointments include Eastern Christian School Association and City Relief. He is also an accomplished musician and performer and is a member and former Deacon of Rockpoint Community Church in North Haledon where he currently serves in the music ministry. When not working or volunteering, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Pamela and their five children.
Mike is Managing Director of Deerhill Pond Investment Partners, LP. He will share with us his perspective as a survivor of both attacks on the World Trade Center.
Mike and his wife Julie are passionate about their faith and helping the next generation, including their own five children. They provide scholarships for inner-city children, and Mike is a former board member of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, and of the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children.
Currently he serves on the boards of directors of NCS-Bergen County Chapter and of The Village School in Waldwick. He also runs a volunteer ministry at his church, working with students at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark.
Patrick Anderson is a Partner of Hanse Anderson LLP. Patrick is licensed as an attorney in both New Jersey and Florida. Patrick is a graduate, summa cum laude from The College of New Jersey with a B.S. in Accounting and a graduate with honors (order of the coif) from Rutgers Law School in Newark. Before his law career, Patrick formerly was with the international accounting firm of Deloitte and Touche. Patrick's practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, administration and litigation, business law, tax, land use, and real estate. Patrick serves as attorney for the Wayne Township Zoning Board of Adjustment and as a Trustee of the Pines Lake Association in Wayne. Patrick resides in Wayne, New Jersey with his wife Allison and son Donovan.
Paul has served as a Managing Director and Head of Global Sales for BNY Mellon Capital Markets (BNYMCM). He was responsible for developing BNYMCM’s Institutional Taxable trading capabilities and developing their trading capabilities in Asia (Hong Kong). Paul was selected as a Chairman Circle Award recipient in 2007.
Prior to joining BNYMCM in 1998, he completed an intensive Fixed Income training program at Lehman Brothers, where he held various positions in Fixed Income trading and sales. He holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Scranton.
Paul lives in Mahwah, NJ with his wife of 16 years, Kelly, and their three young children.
Ryan is a Clinical Science Associate for Genzyme Corporation covering the Bronx and Westchester County since 2005. His focus at Genzyme is to find patients who have a rare genetic disease, educate them and assist them in accessing treatment. Prior to Genzyme Ryan worked at Scios for 4 years helping patients access treatment for acute congestive heart failure.
He graduated from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) with a B.A. in Business. While at Calvin, he was an Orientation Board Member, President of his Resident Hall and had the opportunity to work with the Grand Rapids Griffins IHL Hockey Team as a corporate sales intern.
Ryan also enjoys volunteering at Covenant CRC where he is a Cadet Counselor and member of the Sound Team. He and his wife Kristina reside in Hawthorne, New Jersey and have 4 children: Brayden, Camden, Lillian, and Kailyn.
To contact Ryan, email email@example.com or call 201-638-5688.
Tom Lane is Vice Chairman and a founding partner of ECP. ECP is a private equity firm that invests in the energy infrastructure sector and has $20 billion under management. He serves on the boards of Wisconsin Energy, Sendero Midstream and US Development Group.
Prior to helping establish ECP in 2005, Tom worked for 20 years in the Energy investment banking group at Goldman Sachs. Tom has extensive experience in financing and merger related transactions and helped to source a number of Goldman Sachs' principal investments within the energy sector. He has testified before the House Energy Subcommittee on energy related matters.
Tom has a BA in Economics from Wheaton College and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.
Tom serves or has served on a number of nonprofit boards including Place of Hope, Street2Street, New Life of NYC, Urban Youth Impact Foundation and the New Canaan Society. Tom is married, has four children and nine grandchildren.
Woody is the founder and President of Street 2 Street, a ministry reaching underprivileged and neglected youth via unique sporting events. Street 2 Street began with street ball tournaments in the boroughs of New York City, but has garnered national attention for its innovative approach and remarkable results and is expanding throughout the U.S. The success of the street ball tournaments revealed a dearth of discipleship partners for the teens making spiritual commitments, so Woody and several colleagues have now created Street 2 Street University, an initiative to equip youth workers with ministry skills and theological training.
Woody’s entire adult life has been devoted to helping young people in crisis. A long time staff member with Athletes in Action, the athletic outreach of Campus Crusade for Christ, Woody and his family moved to New York City in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Woody is the Co-Founder of NCS-Bergen County with his best friend Tom Lane and serves on the board as its Secretary. He also serves on the board of Game Day International. Woody is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University (B.A., Communications) He lives in Hawthorne, NJ with his wife, Renee, and together they have 3 children, Abbey, Allison and Will, “the Thrill”.
To contact Woody, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (646) 344-9308.
It’s a little strange compiling a biography to send to our chapter, since I'm the current individual who manages our digital content, so I won’t.
I, Matthew Carpenter, am the Director of Communications for Star of Hope Ministries (as well as for our NCS chapter). Also, because this is North Jersey and I have a family, I have roughly 3 additional side hustles out of necessity.
Now, some quick details:
- Grew up in a Pastor’s home
- Saved and baptized at a young age
- The US Military sent me to 1 year of Bible College and that relationship dissolved
- The NYPD sent me to a 2nd year of Bible College but God had another plan
- I was a pastor, in some capacity, for nearly 20 years but God had different plans once again
- Married for 17 years, 4 kids, living in Ramsey (trying to buy the house we are currently in)
I have been through many things throughout my life. The fact of the matter is, we all have a story and within that story are crossroads where a man decides how to translate his identity in Christ.
My story is a life in translation and, if you are planning to join us this week, I’ll share what I’ve learned about providence and identity through the lens of adoption.