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.
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.
The Reverend Dr. Kimberly Jackson – Associate Minister
Kim was born and raised overseas as part of a Foreign Service family but considers Washington, D.C. home. Prior to entering seminary, Kim worked in the Federal government, corporate, missional, and nonprofit worlds. Eventually, full-time ministry called, leading Kim to serve congregations in various staff and pastoral roles in Florida, Minnesota, Georgia, Colorado, Delaware, and, most recently, the Capital Region of New York. Kim’s passions include worship, spiritual growth, missions and outreach, and art, and the ways in which they are incorporated in ministry and faith formation for all ages. Kim is also passionate about engaging with those around the world in need of reconciliation and healing found through restorative justice and mercy.
Pastor Emeritus – The Reverend Michael L. Lindvall (faithfully served The Brick Church and the Brick Church Community from 2002 to 2017).