Our staff team is here to help you grow as a disciple (i.e. "learner" or "follower") of Jesus! The ministries of MCC are much bigger than the people on this page: Jesus has gifted and called all of us to be on a mission of grace and love with Him! Our staff is passionate about helping you grow in Him and finding your place in His great Mission of love. Feel free to learn more about each one here, but even better, meet them in person this Sunday!
Jason is in his fifith 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. Louis to attend seminary.
Since coming to MCC, Jason has been lawfully ordained into gospel ministry by the Pittsburgh Presbytery of the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America)
Sarah works from home and takes care of their little boy Cooper, and his baby brother Graham. They live in Export, PA and enjoy traveling, watching movies, board games, reading books, eating good food, and hanging out with friends and family.
Seth grew up in Anderson, SC and graduated from Erskine College in 2017. He moved to Charlotte, NC shortly after to attend Reformed Theological Seminary. After one year of seminary, he married his wife, Jillian. While in school, he has served as a Pastoral Intern at Huntersville ARP Church. Jillian is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and currently works in the fashion industry. Seth enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, watching Clemson football, exploring the great outdoors, playing the occasional pick-up basketball game, reading a good book, and attempting to stay in shape.
Candy has been a member of MCC for 15 years and has served on our Hospitality Team and Women's Fellowship Team. She is the daughter of a reformed Presbyterian pastor, and is an IT Project Manager by trade. Candy brings 35 years of administrative and management experience in the Communications/IT industry to the role. Things she loves to do is cook and to sing.