Meet the team that serves at Pennington AG Church


Pastor Brian Lane

Lead Pastor

Brian has a decade of ministry experience and has been serving the Pennington AG community for the last eight of those eleven years. Passionate and faithful in his work, Brian is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers, double majoring in Religion and Sociology.


Pastor Ryan Koenig

Spiritual Development Pastor

Ryan Koenig has been a passionate musician for most of his life, singing and playing guitar and piano. Previously, he has been the worship coordinator for New Jersey Christian Fellowship at TCNJ and a worship leader at Central Church’s youth group in Ewing as well as his previous home church in North Jersey. Ryan is passionate for worship that’s honoring to God and seeks to exalt Him above all else.

Hope Yuhas

Student Ministries Director

Hope started attending Pennington AG during her time as a Psychology student at TCNJ. While at TCNJ, she served as the Chapter President of New Jersey Christian Fellowship and developed a passion for discipling, encouraging, and leading others. She has always had a love for student ministry and volunteered at her home church as well as with Young Life. Hope is excited to continue to provide a place where children and youth feel loved, belonging, and excited about Jesus. 


Gavin Wheatley

Next Steps & Missions Director

Gavin has been attending and serving at The Youth Warehouse through PAG since he was 11 years old. He has always had a servant's heart and a passion for sharing his faith to those around him. He has graduated from Kingsway Leadership School for his degree in ministerial leadership.


Katlin Briggs

Communications Director

Katlin has been a part of Pennington AG Church since 2016. Loving to create and design, Katlin joined and led the Creative Team for over a year and now has joined the staff team in the spring of 2019. Managing social media, filming videos, and creating graphics are some of the amazing things she gets to do as part of the church and is so thrilled to be using those gifts for the Kingdom of God! 


Rich McDaniel

Care & Facilities Director

Rich has attended PenningtonAG his entire life and served on the executive board for over 30 years. He currently oversees PenningtonAG’s care ministries: coordinating visitations for the sick and the elderly and training greeters for the welcome team. He also devotes time to driving a school bus for special needs children.


Effie Lovero

Finance Administrator

A lifelong member of PenningtonAG, Effie Lovero has lived in Pennington and attended PenningtonAG for almost 4 decades! She enjoys working with numbers, balancing budgets, and reconciling accounts as the Church Accounting Manager for 17 years.  On Sunday mornings you can find her volunteering in the Children’s Ministry or in the church kitchen preparing lunches and dinners.