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Reverend Dr. Thomas Evans

Senior Minister & 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. 

Reverend Adam D. Gorman

Associate Minister

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.  Rev. Gorman was raised in Westfield, New Jersey, where he was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield and heavily involved in the youth group, served as a Deacon, and on the Nominating Committee to select the new Youth Minister for the Westfield Church.

Rev. Gorman studied Marketing at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. 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.  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. 

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Dr. Raymond Nagem

Minister of Music

Raymond Nagem is Minister of Music at The Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City, and a member of the organ faculty at Manhattan School of Music, where he teaches organ literature, service playing, and improvisation. He completed his D.M.A. at The Juilliard School in 2016, where he was a student of Paul Jacobs. 

A native of Medford, Massachusetts, Ray attended the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School and began organ lessons there with John Dunn. He earned his B.A. from Yale University in 2009, studying the organ with Thomas Murray, and his M.A. in 2011 from Juilliard. Prior to his appointment at Brick, he served for eleven years at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, where he was Associate Director of Music and Organist. His album Divine Splendor, recorded on the Great Organ of St. John the Divine, is available on the Pro Organo label. 

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