Building community is fundamental to who we are as MCC. People need connection and a place to belong. Loneliness and isolation are significant issues in today’s world and are also opportunities for us to develop new ways of engaging with people, such as online communities using different languages, as well as continuing to plant and grow churches. Strong communities need healthy, trained and empowered leaders, both lay and clergy. Our local congregations and church leaders have a wealth of experience and expertise. The networks are excellent ways of sharing best practice and learning from one another. We also want to develop our online learning and resources to share the excellent ministry that MCC does around the world.
Community Development Team Lead – Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez– [email protected]
Community Development is made up of two teams, Community Building and Leadership Development. Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez is responsible for managing both teams.
Community Development – Community Building Team
Networks Co-ordinator, Ibero-America Co-ordination – Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez
Hector provides support and training to the Network Facilitators and Network Leaders. He also oversees our ICM churches in Latin America.
Emerging Church and MCC Communities Co-ordinator – Rev. Wanda Floyd – [email protected]
Wanda supports our new, developing congregations, helping them to grow towards being affiliated churches. She is also responsible for developing and supporting MCCers who wish to form a small community, either online or face to face, where it is not practical to develop a church.
Conference/Events Co-ordinator (15 hours) – Rev. Lauren Bennett – [email protected] +1 (425) 286-7554
Lauren is responsible for our General Conference planning, including working with the venue and planning programming. She also provides support for other events and conferences, where needed.
Community Development – Leadership Development Team
Vocational Leadership Co-ordinator – Rev. Cathy Alexander – [email protected]
Cathy is responsible for supporting lay pastoral leaders and clergy. She oversees the ordination, licensing, vocational ministry, and retirement processes, and the Thriving in Ministry programme.
Diversity, Inclusion and Laity Development Co-ordinator (Part-Time) – Rev. Stedney Phillips – [email protected]
Diversity, Inclusion and Laity Development Co-ordinator (Part-Time) – Camille Araullo – [email protected]
Church Support and Development Co-ordinator – Rebecca Wilson – [email protected]
Brazilian Church Specialist – Rev. Cristiano Valerio – [email protected]
Cristiano oversees a variety of ministry teams in Brazil and supports ICM congregations there. He works with Rev. Elder Hector Gutierrez to support other leaders and congregations in Ibero-America, as required.
MCC needs to have robust and effective systems to be able to support all the ministry areas in Community Development. We want to have an excellent and user-friendly website, increase our presence on social media and continue to improve our internal communications. It has to be easy for MCCers to send us information and ideas, and for MCC to have up to date contact details for individuals and churches. Local churches around the world continue to be faithful in giving their assessments in a timely manner. We want to find additional income to support our global ministry and work with local churches to explore income opportunities for them too.
Resource Development Team Lead – Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos – [email protected] +1 (571) 243-3506
Resource Development is made up of two teams, Fundraising and Finance, and Communication team. Rev. Dr. Amos is responsible for managing both teams.
Resource Development – Fundraising and Finance Team
Fundraising Development and Assessments Co-ordinator – Rev. Dr Kharma Amos
Kharma oversees MCC income from assessments and is responsible for finding additional income streams, such as grants, donations from individuals and legacies.
Accounting and Finance Co-ordinator – Tammy Erwin – [email protected] +1 (325) 754-0851
Tammy manages MCC’s day to day finances and oversees the annual audits. She makes sure that staff stay within the budget and that bills are paid on time.
Fundraising Administrative Support (part-time) – Marina Laws – [email protected] +1 (484) 885-8842
Marina looks after our supporters in the Moderator’s Circle and any of our donors as well as works with churches to develop assessment agreements which are realistic and recognise the current challenges a church may be facing.
Resource Development – Communications Team
IT, Website and Database Co-ordinator – Mike Haase – [email protected]
Mike makes sure that all the IT systems are running smoothly and trains staff on how to use the different programmes we have. He oversees the database and provides information to colleagues to support their work. He also works on General Conference planning and the IT and database support needed for that.
Administrative Assistant – Janine McCarthy – [email protected]
Janine keeps the database up to date, sends out the Elders Call to Prayer, supports network leaders with their communication and provides administrative support to both teams.
Internal Communications Co-ordinator (20 hours per week) – Rev. Colleen Darraugh – [email protected]
Colleen is responsible for communication within MCC – newsletters, communications from Governing Board, Council of Elders etc. She co-ordinates responses to challenges, such as hurricanes and the COVID-19 virus situation.
Public Relations and Media Development (contractor, hours vary) – James Hartman – [email protected]
James is responsible for the creation of press releases and Press Statements. He also oversees matters dealing with public relations, media relations, and publicity.
The Moderator’s Office
Moderator – Reverend Elder Cecilia Eggleston – [email protected]
Cecilia is responsible for leading MCC globally. She is CEO and Chief of Staff, leading and guiding our staff team, Chair of the Governing Board and is a member of the Council of Elders. She is the spokesperson for MCC and is responsible for advancing the vision and mission of MCC worldwide.
Confidential Executive Assistant to the Moderator – Ms Marina Laws (part-time)
Marina manages the Moderator’s diary/schedule, attends to correspondence, helps to plan travel and other duties. She also provides administrative support for the Governing Board and Council of Elders meetings. (Marina is pictured above under Financial Administrative Support which is also part-time.)
General Questions please call +1 (310)-360-8640 or email [email protected]