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!
Curt is a native of Chesterfield County, VA, graduated cum laude from Columbia International University in Columbia, SC and obtained a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He has two earned doctorates, a D.Min from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Civic Rhetoric (public oratory) at Duquesne University.
Curt has faithfully served several congregations over the last three decades, most of which belong to our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). These include recent ministries as interim senior pastor for Chapin Presbyterian Church in Chapin, SC, and New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers, FL, before arriving at MCC in the Spring of 2018.
He is the author of When I Need God the Most and co-author with his wife Karen on the three-book series, Life Brighteners. Several books and resources covering preaching/teaching in a post-Christian conditioned culture and America’s Judeo-Christian Culture are currently in production.
Curt’s family includes his late wife Karen, with whom he spent 34 years in marriage before her passing in October of 2018. They have three children, Curtis, Megan, and Heather, as well as three grandchildren.
Curt has a passion for gardening and furniture-making. He loves MLB, Bichon Frise dogs and college football.
You can check out Pastor Curt's website at: http://www.postchristiancondition.org.
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. Louisto 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 Plum Borough and enjoy traveling, watching movies, reading books, eating good food, and hanging out with friends and family.
Mel oversees MCC's business office and spends her days making copies. She and her husband Larry attended Geneva College and have raised two children - Chris and Jessica - as well as a dog, a cat, a several fish. Long-time residents of the area, Mel and Larry have enjoyed many happy years as part of the MCC family. They travel whenever possible and, as much as they like going away, they always love coming home again!