Our staff 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 find your place in God's kingdom. Feel free to learn more about each one here, but even better, meet them in person this Sunday!
Jason is in his ninth 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. Jillian is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and currently works in the fashion industry. While in school, Seth served as a Pastoral Intern at Huntersville ARP Church until moving to Murrysville in 2021. 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.
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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. She also loves to cook and sing.
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Seth is originally from Maryland where he was a member of an OPC church for 12 years. In June of 2021, He moved to Pittsburgh to serve as the Worship Director at Crosspointe church. Soon after, he enrolled in classes at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he is now pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree. Seth has a passion for biblical and reformed worship, particularly in the music of the church. He is a songwriter and released his first album in September of 2022. Seth now plans to focus his writing on hymn and Psalm arranging!
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Afton has been a member of MCC for 17 years. Other than accounting, Afton currently serves on the Women’s fellowship team and teaches the 4 & 5 year old Sunday School class. She majored in Accounting at Geneva College and works full time as a property manager in addition to her work at the church. Afton loves spending time outside caring for her flower garden!
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Matt is in his fourth year of his internship at MCC. He currently serves as the director of student fellowship which includes coordinating and teaching middle & high-schoolers. In addition, Matt is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary with plans to graduate in 2025. He is married to Danyel and together have they have four daughters. Matt and his family enjoy God’s creation and outdoor activities such as fishing, rafting, hiking and hunting. Matt loves God's people at MCC and looks forward to seeing you on the Lord's Day!
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