Jacob Kim - LEAD PASTOR
Jacob was born in Toronto, Canada, raised in a hockey town, but ended up loving and playing America’s favorite pastime, baseball. Sadly, he tore his labrum, which ended his hopes of making it to the MLB. He moved to Philadelphia in 2002 to further his studies at Westminster Theological Seminary and believed that God would miraculously heal his arm to play baseball again while pastoring. The healing of his shoulder never happened, but gratefully his heart and mind was healed and he finished Westminster with a Masters in Divinity.
Jacob began his pastoral services at Antioch Church of Philadelphia in 2002. He continued to serve as a young adult pastor in 2006, and most recently re-planted and developed the English Ministry in 2009-2014 as lead pastor. Jacob has spent two years 2015-2016 serving in the Liberti Network and Liberti Fairmount Church as the family ministry pastor.
Jacob is married to Mira Jane and they have three lovely children: Ethan, Chace, and Arielle. He loves his family, extreme sports, cooking, Star Wars and engaging people with the gospel.
Steve Munz - EXECUTIVE PASTOR
Steve is a native of Philadelphia who grew up in Chester County. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and an MA in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary. In 2005 Steve joined City Line Church as the Associate Pastor. City Line is a multi-ethnic PCA church along City Avenue that was planted in 2004.
In 2008, Steve was ordained as a minister in the PCA. He continued in full-time ministry at City Line Church until 2010, when he resigned from full-time ministry and began work as a Project Management Consultant in Commercial Real Estate Development. He has remained involved in church ministry while working in real estate: City Line (2010-2013), Tenth Presbyterian (2013-2014), City Light (2014-2017), and Liberti (current). Steve lives in Plymouth Meeting with his two sons.
Stacey Ko - Administration
Stacy Ji-Sun Ko was born in Seoul, South Korea and came to the U.S. at the age of six. She graduated from University of the Sciences with a degree in Doctor of Pharmacy and works full-time as a Pharmacist. She and her husband, Daeil Ko, have been married since 2005 and have been blessed with two precious boys: Harrison (6 years) and William (2 months). She enjoys singing, photography, teacup maltese, traveling, turquoise-blue ocean, macarons, strawberries and caramel macchiato. Being a part of a church plant with Liberti Montco has been an exciting voyage that God has placed in her heart and she is thankful to serve.
Kate Perez - Bookkeeper
Kate grew up in the Midwest and graduated from North Central College in northern Illinois with a B.A. in Urban Sociology. She moved to Philadelphia for a year long internship with Kingdomworks (later became Mission Year) and joined Spirit and Truth Fellowship in North Philadelphia. Kate worked in various capacities at Ayuda Community Center in the Hunting Park neighborhood for 13 years and currently works independently as a bookkeeper for nonprofits and small businesses. She and her husband, Hector, along with their two children are also part of a new church plant, Grace and Peace Community Fellowship, also located in Hunting Park, North Philadelphia.
Kim mcshane - LIBERTI KIDS DIRECTOR
Kim was born and raised nearby, in the small town of Kimberton, PA. As a pastor's daughter, Kim lived a sheltered life walking to the post office, ice skating on the neighbor’s pond, and feeding the geese. A favorite memory from childhood is riding her bike far off into the country, alone, never with a helmet. Years later while living in the Roxborough section of the city, Kim was introduced to the Liberti network of churches developing an affinity for Liberti’s people, it’s vision, and the communities it serves. Kim has years of experience volunteering in children’s ministries and strives to create a safe, nurturing environment where children can experience the love and grace of Jesus. Professionally, Kim works as a Licensed Professional Counselor and she lives in Conshohocken with her husband and two children.