• Daniel Scanish - Executive Pastor

    Dan has been married to Missy for over sixteen years and has been a part of the staff of Sayre Woods Bible Church since January 2013. Dan has a passion for the Preaching of God’s Word in a Relevant and Practical way, and The Discipleship of Believers to equip them for purposeful ministry. As Executive Pastor, he works with the Elders to determine and work out our vision and calling as a church.  Missy works part-time as a counselor at a crisis pregnancy center and is actively involved in our counseling ministry. Dan enjoys spending time with Missy and his three kids, Seth, Kaylee, and Jacob. He enjoys coaching them in Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball.  He also likes to run, workout, play golf, eat BBQ food, watch Action Movies and any type of sporting event. He was ordained in 2003 and completed his seminary education, earning a Masters of Divinity from Cairn University in 2006.  He looks forward to what God is doing and will do at Sayre Woods Bible Church.

  • Angelo Palma - Associate Pastor

    Angelo is honored to serve the Lord at Sayre Woods Bible Church. He first came to SWBC in the summer of 2010, and began serving as Youth Leader at the start of 2012. As Associate Pastor, Angelo shares preaching duties with Pastor Dan, leads the High School Youth Group and the Jr. High Ministry (TREK), and also oversees the church’s outreach ministries. He has his Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and loves to be used by God to move people to treasure Jesus. He lives in Sayreville with his wife Erica, and he enjoys singing, dancing, playing piano, planning surprise dates for his wife, and sharing Jesus with strangers!


  • Kimberly DeRisi - Office Manager

    Kim has been coming to Sayre Woods since she was five years old, when a school friend invited her and her sisters to Pioneer Girls. Growing up in the church and being raised by believing parents, she came to believe that Jesus is the only way in the summer of 3rd grade. However, she really started getting to know Him personally in her second year of college, when she began reading His Word. Currently, she is watching the Lord use her as the SHIFT Young Adult Group facilitator, a task she does not take lightly and for which she fully depends on Him. Thankfully though, she has finally found her real niche: serving in the church office as the full-time office manager. Since she was a teenager, she has dreamed of serving Jesus as a missionary and always thought it would be in a foreign land. However, she realized, even before working for SWBC, that He placed her in Old Bridge, NJ to serve Him right where she is!

  • Kathy Browning - Technical Assistant

    Kathy Browning worked at old Bell Labs after earning her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis in 1982 (yes, that’s back when Easter eggs were dinosaur eggs). After being promoted to ‘motherhood’, she stayed at home to raise her four children. After they were in high school, God provided Kathy with the opportunity to work at Sayre Woods in 2005. Kathy and her husband Jason have been married for over thirty years and their four children are now grown. She loves working at Sayre Woods, where she gets to use her talents and creativity and work with great people. She likes things to be organized, documented and done well. She also likes science fiction/action/fantasy movies, Jane Austen, “The Walking Dead”, good books, word puzzles, being around her children and playing with her grandchild.


  • Aggie Carney -  Plant Manager

    Aggie has been part of this church family since July of 1989! It was actually because of the VBS week that she came here with her kids. She came to know the Lord Jesus that same year. Now she has 5 children, 2 grandchildren, and 2 dogs. In the past 26 years, she's served in Nursery, Awana, Sunday School, Counseling, Food Bin, and Overcomers. She is presently a High School Sunday School teacher and also leads the Women's Overcomers. Her passion is to minister to the lost and hurting. She's loves Sayre Woods because her family has been so blessed by this whole body through their love and support during each trial she went through.

  • Len Ciuffreda - Administrative Director of Ministries

    While maintaining his local general dental practice of over 20 years, Len has answered God's call to ministry and was ordained in 2016.  He is currently completing his Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and is always excited to have the opportunity to preach at our church throughout the year.  As Administrative Director of Ministries, Len oversees the Worship and Audio/Visual Team, The First Impression (Greeters) Ministry, and Security.   He is an associate member of the Evangelical Theological Society and a member of the National Organization of Church Security and Safety Management.  Len and his wife, Brunie, were both baptized at Sayre Woods and are lifetime founding members of the Museum of the Bible.  Len enjoys spending time with his wife, family & friends, Civil War History, and is a huge Snoopy / Peanuts fan.