Dr. David J. Smazik
The Reverend Doctor David Smazik joined the staff as Senior Pastor in November, 2010. He moved to New Jersey after having served the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rockford, Illinois for 17 years. He had also been pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Fulton, Illinois and served as Executive Director of a camp/conference facility in Pennsylvania. Throughout his ministry, he developed and participated in various parachurch organizations in the communities in which he lived and served on committees at both the presbytery and synod levels. While on a sabbatical from his work in Rockford, he co-authored a book on personal effectiveness, Life Momentum.
Pastor Smazik graduated with a BA in religion and psychology from Hope College, Holland, Michigan. He has his Master of Divinity from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. He also received a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate of Ministry in Church Revitalization.
David and his wife, Ann, have two children. Their son, Matthew, and his wife, Alison, live in the Chicago area. Their daughter, Jennie, lives and works in Wisconsin.