Meet Our Staff

Interim Pastor

Francesca Nuzzolese ppasttor@nnbrcc.coom (908) 725-2313

Rev Dr Nuzzolese is a pastoral theologian and care practitioner, who fulfills her calling by engaging the academy, the Church, and the needs of the world. She has held teaching positions at Palmer Theological Seminary and Eastern University, in Pennsylvania; at Melbourne School of Divinity, in Australia; at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio; and currently teaches at Lexington Theological Seminary. Her main teaching areas are pastoral theology, spiritual formation, pastoral care and counseling, and trauma care.

Pastor of Discipleship

Mark Swart mmswaart@nnbrcc.coom (908) 725-2313

Pastor Mark joined North Branch as the Pastor of Discipleship in November 2007. With a love for children and adults of all ages, Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Wittenberg University (OH) and a Master of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary (MI). In his spare time, he enjoys playing and watching sports.

Director of Music and Worship Arts

Linda Collins mmusiic@nnbrcc.coom (908) 725-2313

Linda Collins came onboard as Director of Music and Worship Arts in 2011. Prior to coming to North Branch, Linda performed and recorded music extensively in national and international venues. She holds both Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude (Duquesne University), and Master of Music (NIU) degrees, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi. Linda and husband Ernie share their lives in New Jersey with Isabella the poodle and Pirate the shih-tzu.

Director of the Preschool

Jennifer Landrieu ppresschoool@nnbrcc.coom (908) 725-2326

Jennifer Landrieu became the Director of the Preschool in 2008, served as a member of the Preschool Board for two years, and has worked in the field of early childhood education for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with concentrations in the Fine and Performing Arts. She is a New Jersey State certified teacher. Both of her sons attended the Preschool and she is a church member. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and reading.

Office Administrator

Doris Munzenmaier ooffiice@nnbrcc.coom (908) 725-2313

Facilitator of Kirkside

Joel Boland (908) 725-2313

Property Manager

Ron Ninomiya (908) 725-2313