Who to Contact
Areas of Responsibility
- Admin – Janine McCarthy
- Accessibility – Janine McCarthy (ASL)
- Assessments & Donations – Marina Laws
- Board of Pensions – Tammy Erwin
- Brasil & South America – Cristiano Valerio
- By-law Review – Dexter Brecht
- Church Support – Dexter Brecht
- Clergy Support & Vocational Leadership – Cathy Alexander
- Communications – Colleen Darraugh & James Hartman
- Community Development – Hector Gutierrez
- Customer Service & General Information – Colleen Darraugh or Janine McCarthy
- Diversity & Inclusion – Stedney Phillips
- Emerging Ministries – Wanda Floyd
- Finance – Tammy Erwin
- General Conference – Lauren Bennett & Mike Haase
- IT & Technology – Mike Haase
- Laity Development – Stedney Phillips
- Moderator – Cecilia Eggleston
- Moderator Confidential Assistant – Tammy Rabon-Noyce
- New Church / Community Starts – Wanda Floyd
Operational Development Team Lead – Kirk Blandford
- Press Relations – James Hartman
- Resources – Colleen Darraugh
- Thriving in Ministry – Cathy Alexander or Marie Tasker
- Translations – Hector Gutierrez
Rev. Cathy Alexander (she/her)
Vocational Leadership Co-ordinator
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 204)
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.
Rev. Lauren Bennett (she/her)
Conference/Events Co-ordinator (15 hours)
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 205)
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.
Kirk Blandford (he/him)
Operational Development Team Lead
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 213)
Rev. Dexter Brecht (he/him)
Church Support and Development Co-ordinator
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 207)
Rev. Colleen Darraugh
Internal Communications Co-ordinator (20 hours/week)
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 208)
Colleen is responsible for communication within MCC – newsletters, communications from Governing Board, Council of Elders etc. Colleen co-ordinates resources for MCC.
Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston (she/her)
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 203)
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.
Accounting and Finance Co-ordinator
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 202)
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.
Rev. Wanda Floyd
Emerging Church and MCC Communities Co-ordinator
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 206)
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.
Rev. Elder Héctor Gutiérrez (he/him)
Community Development Team Lead
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 211)
Rev. Gutiérrez is the Team Lead for Community Development, and works with the staff responsible for vocational leadership, church development, emerging ministries, inclusion and diversity, and General Conference. Héctor also supports the judiciary process for MCC.
IT, Website and Database Co-ordinator
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 210)
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.
Public Relations and Media Development (contractor, hours vary)
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 209)
James is responsible for the creation of press releases and media statements. He also oversees matters dealing with public relations, media relations, publicity, and social media.
Assessments, Donor and Fundraising Co-ordinator (part-time)
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 221)
Marina looks after our regular donors in the Partners in Hope program, as well as any other donors. She also works with churches manages monthly assessments and develop assessment agreements which are realistic and recognise the current challenges a church may be facing.
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 224)
Janine updates the database, sends out the Elders Call to Prayer, supports network leaders with their communication and provides administrative support to both teams. She also supports the clergy credentialing process (incl. annual license renewals).
Rev. Stedney Phillips
Diversity, Inclusion and Laity Development Co-ordinator (Part-Time)
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 212)
Stedney is responsible for working with LEAD programme, developing other learning opportunities for laity, and working with diversity and inclusion affinity working groups.
Tammy Rabon-Noyce (she/her)
Confidential Executive Assistant to the Moderator (part-time)
+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 214)
Tammy 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.
Thriving in Ministry Program Manager
Marie is the program manager for our Thriving in Ministry program, which benefits and supports pastors in MCC through mentoring, small group work, education, and respite.
Rev. Cristiano Valerio
Brazilian Church Specialist
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.