Community & Cohorts

The Netzer Community connects and cares for pastors, leaders, churches, and ministries in South Eastern Pennsylvania. Our cohorts are where pastors and leaders intentionally come together to worship, intercede, and seek the Lord together for their region.


South Eastern







oversees Vision and Networking on the Netzer team. Tim is driven by a deep desire to see the church walk in the unity and power of the triune God. His heart is to see each local body find its unique niche in the kingdom, and to see the leaders of those bodies blessing one another in healthy, supportive, and prayerful relationships. Tim is also the Minister of Regional Leadership at Parker Ford Church in East Coventry Pennsylvania. He has been married to Jen for sixteen years. They have 2 boys: Evan and Kolton. Other Interests: Surfing, Ethnic food, Soccer, Movies, Good coffee. 



oversees Direction and Leadership on the Netzer team.  His work consists mainly of rooting Netzer in its identity and moving Netzer towards a deeper embrace of its vision and mission.  His heart is to see the Body of Christ in all its spheres becoming more healthy and unified, working together for the sake of the Gospel.  Jay is the executive Director of Teaching The Word  Ministries in Leola Pennsylvania and Minister of Regional Leader Development at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Lebanon. He has been married to Sheri for eighteen years and has three kids: Trey, Christy, and Ben.  A lover of books, sports and music, Jay is a soccer dad who most enjoys adventures and travel with his family.

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is the Operations Manager on the Netzer team. His leadership serves to create and support healthy structure and organization to the growing expanse of Netzer, while providing care to its ongoing ministry development. Brandon's heart is to see the Church fully inhabit its identity as the Bride and Body of Christ, not just in name or concept, but in the power of the Spirit of God. He also serves Drexel Hill Church in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania in the role of Pastor of Teaching. Brandon is married to his best friend, Katrina, and together they have two daughters, Alathea and Moriah. He enjoys books, music, deep conversations, sports, and a good cup of coffee.


Justin Ryan Boyer

is the Communications Manager, focusing on video, website, and monthly newsletter to transmit core concepts, whether evergreen or seasonal. As a kingdom scribe, he is usually listening for the unfolding of God’s word in old and new ways as the Spirit of Christ embodies Himself through the Church in the context of today. Justin also serves Cornerstone Christian Fellowship as Pastor of Teaching. He has been married to Naomi for thirteen years and has four daughters.




The Netzer Board

Netzer's board serves in a spiritual oversight and wisdom-bringing capacity. Strengthening the Netzer leadership team, engaging the overall scheme of Netzer’s work, and offering spiritual insight and discernment as to how that work is accomplished is the primary intent of the board. The Netzer board meets quarterly for a day of prayer, worship, community-building and spiritual discernment regarding the identity, vision and mission of Netzer.

Keith Yoder
Founder, Teaching the Word
Lisa Heverly
Founder & Executive Director, Operation Backpack
Scott Newcomer
Director, CBMC Mid-Atlantic
Steve DeFrain
Pastor, Morning Star Fellowship

Special Counsel to Netzer

Author, thinker, and culture-maker Andy Crouch regularly engages Netzer offering wisdom and counsel from a theological, cultural, and philosophical perspective. Andy has been a deep well of ongoing blessing to us as we process life in Christ and Church in the 21st century together. He is a Partner with Praxis Labs focusing on Theology & Culture.