Meet Our Team

Mark Meyers // Lead Pastor

Simply put, I have one incredible testimony. Throughout the years many have heard me share my adventurous story leading up to the night I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ on Oct. 22, 1980. My testimony will have you laughing at one moment and crying the next. But at the conclusion of my story, I always share about the incredible love of Jesus and the plan He has for each of us. I served as a praise and worship leader and youth pastor for 23 years in the local church before My wife and I stepped out to travel full time in 2006. In 2009 we followed the leading of the Lord and planted Merge Church. Along with the responsibilities of lead pastor at Merge, I also travel and minister domestically and internationally speaking and ministering to all ages. I am a pastor with the heart of an evangelist and I desire to live my life to impact the lives of others.

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I will praise the lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. Psalms 34:1 NLT
I Sing Praises by Terry MacAlmon (Yeah, I know it’s an old one but still my favorite.)
Peru
The Godfather
Mafia
Fred Flintstone. The Flintstones have always been my favorite cartoon show.

Mary Meyers // Lead Pastor

I am a wife, Mom to 2, and Grandmother (Mimi) to 6 incredible people. From the time I was saved in 1979 my desire has always been for people to find hope in Jesus no matter what circumstance they may be walking through in their lives. Our core values at Merge Church are Every Person Matters, Family Takes Care Of Family, Life Is Better Together, and Found People Find People. These are values I’ve always tried to live by and my desire is for people to genuinely feel like part of the family every time they walk into our home.

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“Change your thoughts and you’ll change your world.”
Here Now (Madness) by Hillsong UNITED
Italy. It’s my roots!
Lilo and Stitch
The Game of Scattergories “I have such good memories playing Scattergories with my family.”
Lilo because she was not your typical girl. Such a rambunctious little girl who always felt like the outsider, somewhat of a misfit, not perfect by any means but loyal to the core and family was important to her. Family means nobody gets left behind.

Jason Kadlac // Mission Pastor

God has transformed my life from the inside out beginning in November of 1999 and He has reset my whole trajectory from a dead end life to a life of endless possibilities. I’m honored to minister alongside people who I have grown up with in Lord for 10 years or more and to also see my own family serving together in church and starting a new legacy for future generations.

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“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Ghandi
One Day by Matisyahu
Gatlinburg, TN
The Princess Bride
Magic: The Gathering
Mr. Incredible

Lindsey Beyer // Student Pastor

I have been rescued by Jesus and his love for me is overwhelming. My heart is that all would meet my rescuer and know his love! My heart skips a beat for this next generation and believe they will see and experience the greatest unfolding of God’s great story. My husband and my sons, Declan & Jude, are my favorites. I love Jesus, love His church and love people!

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“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.” – Jean Louise “Scout” Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I could never choose just one!!!! But “Hey Jude” written by Sir Paul McCartney is up there!
ORLANDO! I love my city & I really love my trips to Disney with my boys!
The Sound of Music…you know, until the end when it’s super depressing! (Spoiler alert!) NEXT QUESTION!
Oh boy. This is like choosing a favorite child! Mafia. Rummikub. Sorry. Catchphrase. Don’t make me choose!!!! #sophieschoice
Once again, simply awful & stressful to choose just one. My heart has a special place for Chip from Beauty and the Beast. He’s just a little guy but he saves the day despite his size(and chip)…I would prefer this question to say “list all your favorites” instead.

Dave Beyer // Associate Pastor

I am honored to be a part of the Merge team. My father and mother taught me at a very young age to keep Jesus first and I continue to learn what that means in every stage of life. I am married to a beautiful wife, Lindsey, who truly inspires me and encourages me in everything I do. We have two incredible boys, Declan and Jude. They are brilliant beams of light that God has generously blessed us with. Now my life is a light for His cause and I am genuinely grateful for every opportunity to encourage and motivate others to pursue all that God has for them.

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“Make it a rule… never, if possible, to lie down at night without being able to say, I have made one human being at least a little wiser, a little happier or a little better this day.” – Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
Ultra Violet (Light My Way) by U2
Ireland
Nacho Libre
Mafia
Woody. Because he’s brave, like a cowboy should be. And kind, and smart. But the thing that makes Woody special, is he’ll never give up on you… ever. He’ll be there for you, no matter what.

Blake Vasek // Creative Pastor

Ever since I was a kid, I loved to draw and create things. I grew up in the church but it was only until I was teenager that I discovered I could use my gifts for God to build His church. At Merge Church, I continue to do so with the help of other creatives like me. I love movies, music, art & design, and pretty much anything that inspires creativity. I collect movie ticket stubs, Funko POP!™ vinyl figurines, and anything by Jim Henson. I like to say I’m nostalgic, but then again, I love the smell of new.

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“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” – Walt Disney
How about best albums from the last year? (<- Because creatives can never just simply answer the question.) Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect and Hillsong United - Empires
The Open Road
Back to the Future
Catch Phrase or Trivia
Wall-E

Javier & Yesenia Cordero // LifeGroup Pastors

Javier: I was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts and no, I’m not a Red Sox fan. “Go Yankees”! My wife, Yesenia and I, serve as LifeGroup Directors. I love God, love to serve people, and have a great desire to fulfill the call of God on my life. I enjoy music, sports, collecting watches, sneakers and Classic Cars but most of all, spending time with my kids.

Bonnie: My name is Yesenia. Some of you may know me as Bonnie. Bonnie is the nickname given to me by my dad and used by close friends and family. So how do you go from Yesenia to Bonnie? Well let’s just say that it’s a long story having to do with Spanish novelas of all things. I first asked Jesus into my heart at the ripe old age of nine during worship at Time Square Church. It was as if Pastor David Wilkerson was speaking right to me and I knew I had to go to the altar. Jesus became so real to me in that moment and I will never forget it as long as I live. Over the last several years I have served on several worship teams and volunteered with youth. Currently, I am serving on the Merge Worship Team and I also serve with my husband as LifeGroup Director. When I’m not at church or doing the usual wife and mom thing, I enjoy traveling, reading, watching movies, playing board games with the family and bowling.

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Javier: “Anytime you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t do it, you are wasting your time on this earth.” – Roberto Clemente

Bonnie: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Javier: Worth by Anthony Brown

Bonnie: Surely Goodness by Israel Houghton (feat. Chevelle Franklyn)
Both: The Caribbean
Javier: John Q

Bonnie: The Goonies
Javier: Dominoes

Bonnie: Phase 10
Javier: Big Hero 6

Bonnie: I love Ariel from the Little Mermaid but I also love Miss Piggy. That little pig cracks me up. LOL

Samantha Kadlac // Events Director

I have been married to my best friend since 2004. We have a little boy that means the world to me. I’m very grateful to be a part of the Merge Church family and I love doing life with these awesome people!

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
Chicago
Step Up
Catch Phrase
Hello Kitty

Ricardo & Stephanie Rosado // High School Directors

Ricardo: I’m 35 years old from Levittown, PR. I married my beautiful wife Stephanie in 2008 and after being told we wouldn’t be able to have kids, God graced us with a beautiful baby boy named Aiden. It’s an honor to be a part of Merge Church where I’m able to serve and uplift the next generation. We truly love God and love people.

Stephanie: I have found total freedom through Christ and I want all to experience the same freedom. Gods grace on my life is so amazing and I am grateful for all he’s done for me. I love young people and want to cheer them on to do all God has for them and for them to know how much he loves them. My amazing husband Ricardo is a treasure to me and we have the greatest gift in our son Aiden.

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Ricardo: For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NLT

Stephanie: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller
Ricardo: First off, I have an Android. My favorite song is Here Now (Madness) by Hillsong UNITED

Stephanie: Glitter In The Air by Pink
Ricardo: Anywhere a cruise can take me.

Stephanie: Washington, DC
Ricardo: Elf

Stephanie: The Blindside
Ricardo: Checkers

Stephanie: Uno
Ricardo: Foghorn Leghorn

Stephanie: Jack Jack

Paul & Lezette Levins // Middle School Directors

Paul: My dad was in the military for almost 30 years. Moved around a lot until finally settling in Wichita, KS. This is where I spent my high school and eventually attended and played baseball for Kansas University Jayhawks. I ended up in Florida because of my job and that is where the journey began with my walk with the Lord. I received Christ in my heart in 2004 during a Christmas special. In 2008, I met my beautiful wife, Lezette Levins, and married in 2010. We have 3 amazing boys and couldn’t imagine life without them. We go by #teamlevins and, needless to say, we do our best as parents to raise them. Our hearts are for our young people and want them to experience God’s love for them in all areas of their life.

Lezette: Over the years I have learned that there is nothing like a relationship with God, He will love me and be by my side no matter what! That’s an invaluable thing to have. When my family and I began to attend Merge, we felt like we had discovered a family we never knew we had. Our Merge Family has only helped to strengthen my relationship with God and it just encourages and strengthens me and my family to stay focused on God. Now our church is another invaluable thing we have in our lives.

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Paul: “Fearless” For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

Lezette: For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
Paul: Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor

Lezette: Anything that’s uplifting and positive.
Paul: Anywhere with my family.

Lezette: New Mexico (They have the best food!)
Paul: Lord of the Rings or Any X-Men Movie

Lezette: Gone With The Wind (I love the resilience.)
Paul: Baseball Game / Connect Four

Lezette: Catch Phrase (Warning: I’m very competitive.)
Paul: Bugs Bunny

Lezette: Jiminy Cricket

Dennis & Monica Connor // Experience Team Directors

Dennis: My name is Dennis Connor and I am married to Monica Connor. I grew up in California and lived there until I was 26 years old. I met my Monica through a mutual friend and together we left California to begin the rest of our lives together. We moved to Baltimore, then Delaware, and finally on to Florida. I have a heart to serve and a passion to minister and share my testimony with the homeless and those behind bars.

Monica: I was a church hopper for most of my life. I would lean on God in hard times, pray when I remembered too and if asked if I believed in Jesus, my response was always, “Yes, of course.” But I never really understood God’s love for me, never really understood His forgiveness, His Grace, His desire for my life. Then I stepped into Merge and my life started to change. I started to learn what it meant to have a relationship with God. I started to learn about his love for me, His forgiveness, His Grace. I started to learn that these things, these wonderful gifts, were mine for the taking! So that’s my prayer now. That everyone would come to know God’s love for them because once a person can grasp that, truly understand that they are loved, flaws and all, well there’s freedom in that- freedom to love yourself and others and that’s the best feeling in the world!!

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Dennis: Footprints

Monica: Take delight in the lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.Psalms 37:4 NLT
Dennis: In Jesus’ Name by Darlene Zschech

Monica: It Is Well by Bethel Music
Both: Costa Rica
Dennis: Pulp Fiction

Monica: Love Actually
Dennis: Mafia

Monica: I love all games-especially the ones I win!! LOL!!! But if I have to choose one it would be MAFIA.
Dennis: Bugs Bunny

Monica: Tweety Bird

Mylessen Gumbs // Merge Kids Jr. Director

I started coming to merge because Pastor Mark and Pastor Mary were my youth pastors in the past. So when I heard they started their own church I decided to give it a shot with my new family. After the first day at Merge I knew I wanted to make it our home.

 
“A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.” – Unknown
Suavemente by Celia Cruz
Beach
Miss Congeniality
Family Feud
Minnie Mouse

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