• Our Team

    Angel Halstead

    Senior Pastor

    Gabriel Sim-Laramee

    Logistics & Building Manager

    Gabriel is a proud West Philadelphia native. He is an amateur musician and composer and a professional artist, craftsperson, and designer. He lives in the Kingsessing neighborhood with his wife and three sons.

    Jamie Grimble

    The Blaze

    Jamie has a funny accent (he is from the U.K) and has over 20 years of experience working with youth. Jamie has a vision to bring Jesus to the youth of Philly whilst making relevant what it means to be a young Christian in today's society. Jamie is a full-time, successful DJ (he likes music).

    Melissa Min

    Director of Children and Families Ministry

    Melissa loves all things Philadelphia, having grown up in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of West Philly and now living with her family in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philly! Melissa loves exploring the city and being outdoors with her two young sons, James and Samuel, and her husband, Kenny. Their favorite things to do in the city is riding bikes by the Art Museum, swimming in the amazing public pools, and hiking along the trails in the Wissahickon. Melissa also enjoys running by the Schuylkill and cooking, everything from the comfort Korean food she grew up eating to insanely fast and delicious Instant Pot recipes, for her friends and loved ones. Melissa has a huge heart for teaching mindfulness and social justice to children.

  • Church Council

    Erik Johanson

    Erik is a native Philadelphian with a love for the city, its sports teams and transit system. He has been on the Mosaic Council since 2013, works at SEPTA and lives in Mantua with his wife Katy and daughters Ally Jane and Milly Grace.

    Charlene Jones

    Charlene is a doctor but secretly fantasizes about being a pastry chef. She first moved to Philly back in 2006, left for medical school in 2009, and finally moved back for residency in pediatrics in 2014. Despite the academic nature of her introduction to the city, Charlene’s biggest priority and number one goal once becoming a Philly resident was fulfilled in 2007 when she met Boyz II Men. Aside from baking and stellar music, Charlene also loves football, college basketball, the arts, and Philly’s food scene.

    Judi Ruley

    Born in Delaware, Judi moved to Philadelphia with her family at 7 years old and has been here ever since. A retired social worker with an MSW from Temple University, Judi has worked at hospitals around the city such as Jefferson Hospital, CHOP, and duPont Hospital for Children. She still keeps busy volunteering four days a week. Judi has been with Mosaic since 2013, and loves the diversity of her West Philly neighborhood.

    Jim Schroder

    Jim is a native of Atlanta, who also lived in rural Massachusetts and Hartford, CT, before discovering West Philly. Jim became a member of the church in 2009, where he met, and then married, Gail, and they now live a few blocks down Sansom Street, with their son, Gabriel. Jim enjoys ice cream, being outside on sunny days, games like Ticket to Ride, and, more recently, the nightly "bath bath."

    Brieanna Wheeland

    Brieanna is a mom, attorney, wifey, friend and small group leader who has lived in Philly and been a part of Mosaic since 2009. She's dedicated and even a little stubborn at times. She's passionate about community and intentional, authentic living, and she's excited for what God is doing in West Philly. Before living in Philly, Brieanna and her husband lived in Taiwan teaching English. These days you can find them (and their precocious daughter) in the Cedar Park neighborhood.
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