Jeff Gerstacker

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Raised in South River, New Jersey, Jeff was brought up in the Catholic church and turned to Christ in his high school years. He earned his B.S. degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology and works for a consulting and municipal engineering firm.

Jeff and his wife Bobbie married in 1990 and moved to Hopewell Township in 1991. They have two daughters, Lianna, who lives at home and Dana, who resides in New Hampshire with their two grandsons. Jeff served as a deacon and elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church and as deacon at Princeton Presbyterian Church before joining Hope Presbyterian Church in 2011. He has served as a deacon here since January of 2013.



Mike came to faith in 1996, with help from a Pastor and fellow golfer from Montgomery Evangelical Free Church. God opened Mike’s heart to His word, and the more he read and listened, the more he believed. Mike and his family attended Montgomery Evangelical Free Church in Belle Mead for 10 years, where Mike was the church drummer. His family then attended Princeton Presbyterian Church for four years before coming to Hope Presbyterian in 2012 and joining in 2013.

Mike’s professional background includes more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. In his free time, Mike enjoys the 3 G’s: God, Golf, and Gardening. Other interests include snow skiing and water skiing. He and his wife, Susie, have 3 daughters and live in Skillman, NJ.


Dave was born in Trenton and raised in the area, where he attended the Catholic Church, until he left to attend his alma mater, Rutgers University.  After spending a few years out of state, he returned to Mercer County, where he met his wife Brenda.  Brenda and Dave have two sons and daughters in law and have been attending Hope since finding a home here in 2010.  Prior to Hope, Dave served as a deacon at another PCA Church in the area, where he cane to Christ.  When he isn’t tending to his vegetable garden, taking long walks or watching the Philadelphia Eagles, he works as a Senior Territory Manager for Brady Corporation.



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Ed was born in Lambertville, New Jersey in 1933, the youngest of 14 children. Having grown up in the Episcopal Church in Trenton, N.J. Ed started singing pretty early on, first as a soprano at Trinity Cathedral and then at Trenton Central High School performing in the musical programs there. He regularly enjoys leading the congregation of Hope in the singing of many great hymns.

Ed and his wife, Betty, have been married since 1954 and together raised three children and have been blessed with five grandchildren. 

While serving a four year Millwright apprenticeship at GM, he began performing on stage as an actor/singer and remained active in community theater groups for about 40 years. He has recorded several musical comedy albums and did some voice-over work with the Library of Congress.

Now retired, Ed serves as a Deacon at Hope Presbyterian Church and delivers prescriptions 5 days a week for the local pharmacy.




Bob was born and raised in Allentown, New Jersey. He was brought up in the Catholic Church, but joined the Presbyterian Church in 1957, the year he and his late wife , Peggy, were married. Bob & Peggy have two daughters, Brenda and Ramona, and four grandchildren.

Before coming to Hope Presbyterian Church, Bob was involved with youth fellowship, helped to write several procedures for church operation, and was a Deacon and Moderator of Deacons at a local Presbyterian Church.

Bob is retired after 30 years of service at IBM Corp. as a contracts administrator. Bob & his late wife Peggy joined Hope Presbyterian Church in 2012. Their daughter, Brenda Lippincott and family, are also members of Hope while their daughter, Ramona and family, live in Finland.