Jason Leist- Associate Pastor
Jason is in his fourth year on staff at MCC. After graduating in May of 2014 from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, Jason and his wife Sarah moved to Western PA to be a part of the MCC family.
Jason grew up in mid-west Ohio. After high school, he went to Muncie, Indiana to attend college at Ball State University to study Sociology and Religious Studies. While a student, there he was heavily involved in the campus ministry CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ). During that time he met a gal named Sarah, an Elementary Ed Major. Two and a half years later, they got married.
Upon receiving a Bachelors of Science degree from BSU, and meanwhile sensing God's call to full time vocational ministry, Jason decided to Intern on Staff with CRU for two years at his alma mater. After these two additional years in Muncie, Indiana, the Leists headed out to St. Louisto attend seminary.
Since coming to MCC, Jason has been lawfully ordained into gospel ministry by thePittsburgh Presbytery of the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America)
Sarah works from home and takes care of their little boy Cooper. They live in Plum Borough and enjoy traveling, watching movies, reading books, eating good food, and hanging out with friends and family.