Pastors & Elders

Dave Haney

Head Pastor

Pastor Dave came to Hoboken EFC in December of 2015. Before coming to Hoboken, Pastor Dave served as Pastor of Student Ministries at Susquehanna Valley EFC in Pennsylvania and Youth Pastor at Grace Fellowship EFC in New Jersey. He graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University) in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science in Biblical Studies and again in 2008 with a Masters of Science in Bible. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Becky and his two daughters. He has always had a love for sports, specifically basketball. Most recently he has introduced his family to hiking and they have been making memories along the trails. 

Peter Mathias


Peter is serving as an Elder and Missions Chair at Hoboken Free Church. Peter has been a member of the church since 1990 and has always had a heart for missions. At Hoboken Free Church, we encourage missions outreach in accordance with Matt 28:19, 20. Our founding pastor and some previous members are missionaries today. Peter enjoys visiting our missionaries and building friendships with them.

Mark Stabile


Mark Stabile is passionate about the power and benefit of community group fellowship as a key to growth in our personal relationships with God, friends, family, and our community relationship with our neighbors.  Mark has led community groups for over five years and seen how individuals thrive by engaging each other in a small group dynamic and encouraging each other to "struggle well with life together."  Mark has been amazed by the visible and spiritual fruits of these groups as members have taken important steps in faith and life, such as starting families, baptism, serving in the church and community, recovery from physical and emotional injury, finding new careers, and growing their families.

Mark started his career as an officer in the U.S. Army, spent fifteen years running a healthcare consulting company, and now is the CEO of a small healthcare technology company in New Jersey.  He lives with his son in Fort Lee, NJ.

Scott Yoder

Elder in Training/Treasurer

Scott is currently our Treasurer.  Scott grew up in rural Iowa and moved to Hoboken in 2009 with his wife Annie Sessa.  Scott and Annie have three young children, Leo, Ollie, and Lola. Scott's first and oldest son Jacob, now an adult, lives in Iowa.  Scott and Annie started attending our church in 2020 and Scott became a member in 2021.  Scott works in finance in the city and when not working enjoys spending time with his family, serving the church, being outdoors, and rooting for the Denver Broncos.

Jen Gautier

Leaderboard Member/Prayer Team Leader

Jen has a passion for ministering and empowering others through prayer.  She believes that the gospels clearly teach that we are called to come along side others to lighten their burdens and show God’s mighty love by praying and feels it is a honor to pray for others. Jen has called HFC home since 2000 and has served in many ministries at various times including children’s ministry, outreach, and leadership. Jen has lived in the Hoboken/Jersey City area for 30 years.  She is equally happy to wander through the city or on a mountain trail.  She is an avid reader and crafter and enjoys God’s creation through time in nature hiking, biking, kayaking, and camping.

Ministry Leaders


Becky Haney

Women's/CHildren's Ministry Leader

Becky moved to Hoboken in 2015 with her husband, Senior Pastor of Hoboken Free Church and their two daughters. Becky is currently serving as the Women’s Ministry Leader at HFC. Becky has a passion for people and discipling women in all stages of life. When asked about her hobbies she will often tell you that her hobby is people. She has always loved learning about people, different cultures and how the human mind works. Becky attended Cairn University and studied Biblical Studies with an emphasis in counseling. She is excited to be going back to school to pursue a career in counseling. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her family. Whether it’s exploring the city or hiking in the mountains, she is always up for making memories with her family.

Becca Nelson

Outreach Coordinator 

Becca is serving as the Outreach Coordinator at Hoboken Free Church. She has a love for serving others in anyway she can. At HFC our desire is to live out our 3 S's: To be Stirred By Scripture, To Struggle Well With Life Together and to Serve Others. Becca is always looking for opportunities to serve within our local gathering and beyond. She has a heart for the city of Hoboken and finding unique ways to serve the people of this community; meeting physical needs and sharing the hope we have in Jesus. Becca lives in Hoboken with her 3 dogs. She enjoys long walks followed by cuddles with the dogs, reading historical fiction books, watching Disney movies, building puzzles and playing board games.