The Reverend Dr. Thomas Evans – Senior Minister and Head of Staff
On July 26, 2020, Rev. Dr. Thomas Evans was approved as the 14th Senior Minister of The Brick Presbyterian Church. Before coming to The Brick Church, he served as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff for First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, S.C., and prior to that, he served as Executive Presbyter for the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. Tom also served in pastoral roles in churches in Idaho (1994), Arkansas (1996), and upstate New York (2000), and as Executive Presbyter in Birmingham, AL (2005).
He graduated with a Master of Divinity (1994) and Doctor of Ministry (2003) from Princeton Theological Seminary. Tom is also a graduate of The College of William and Mary (1989) where he earned an B.A. in Mathematics. Learn more about Tom HERE.
The Reverend Adam D. Gorman – Associate Minister for Faith Formation and Congregational Fellowship
Adam Gorman was Brick Church’s first Associate Minister for Youth and Family Ministry and has become Brick Church’s Associate Minister for Faith Formation and Congregational Fellowship. Gorman was raised in Westfield, New Jersey, where he was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. He was heavily involved in the youth group, and served as a Deacon and on the Nominating Committee to select the new Youth Minister for the Westfield church.
In high school, Adam attended The Morristown Beard School and later studied Marketing at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. He had not yet considered ministry as a career option but it was something he loved to be a part of.
After college, he worked for AIG at its Wall Street headquarters and continued to volunteer for the youth group at his home church and at a youth-run soup kitchen. These volunteer activities showed Adam that he could combine his passions with his career options. He then interned at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield as a Youth Minister Intern.
Adam became a nonprofit fundraiser for several years at the United Way in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before eventually enrolling at Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2011, he received a dual degree: a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry. While studying at Princeton, he served as a Student Minister with the youth of Nassau Presbyterian Church, was a chaplain at JFK Medical Center, and worked one-on-one with the Rev. Kathryn Henry at The Peapack Reformed Church. He was asked by the Rev. Janice Ammon, minister of the chapel at Princeton Seminary, to help develop a Pastoral Care program and form a team for an ongoing ministry to the Seminary. He had the honor of being chosen by his professors to speak during the Princeton Theological Seminary Graduation in 2011. He also led the PTS Ultimate Frisbee Team! He has a passion for youth ministry and involving youth as integral members of the missional church. Contact Reverend Gorman 212-289-4400 ext.268.
The Reverend Caroline Unzaga – Interim Associate Minister
We extend a warm welcome to Rev. Caroline Unzaga, who is joins us as a Temporary Associate Minister. We welcome her back to The Brick Church after having served as a student minister in 2007-2008. Caroline is a cradle Presbyterian, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Princeton Theological Seminary, and is excited to join the Brick Church staff. Caroline has engaged in the ministries of faith formation and pastoral care, serving in both the parish and in the hospital context, including the areas of youth ministry, congregational care, and mission; has taught chaplain interns pastoral care in community hospitals as an educator in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Educator (ACPE), and most recently served as the Interim Pastor of Wyoming Presbyterian Church of Millburn, NJ. Caroline will handle many Associate Minister responsibilities until a new permanent associate minister is installed and can be reached at 212-289-4400 ext. 241 or by email HERE.
Pastor Emeritus – The Reverend Michael L. Lindvall (faithfully served The Brick Church and the Brick Church Community from 2002 to 2017).