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Areas of Responsibility

  • 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 & Marketing – Christopher Celeste
  • Community Development Team Lead – Hector Gutierrez
  • Emerging Ministries – Wanda Floyd
  • Finance – Tammy Erwin
  • Flourish – Cathy Alexander & Marie Tasker
  • General Conference – Lauren Bennett & Mike Haase
  • General Information – Christopher Celeste
  • IT & Technology – Mike Haase
  • Moderator – Cecilia Eggleston
  • Moderator Confidential Assistant – Tammy Rabon-Noyce
  • Network Ministry – Dexter Brecht
  • New Church / Community Starts – Wanda Floyd
  • Operational Development Team Lead – Kirk Blandford
  • Press Relations – Christopher Celeste & James Hartman
  • Resources – Mike Haase
  • Translations – Hector Gutierrez

Staff Directory

Rev. Cathy Alexander (she/her)

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. She is the Director of the Flourish in Ministry program.

Rev. Lauren Bennett (she/her)

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)

Kirk Blandford (he/him)

Operational Development Team Lead


+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 213)

Kirk works with the staff responsible for finance, human resources, fundraising, communications, and
information technology. As Team Lead, Kirk also serves on the Senior Leadership Team.
 Rev. Dexter Brecht (he/him)

Rev. Dexter Brecht (he/him)

Church Support and Development Co-ordinator


+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 207)

Dexter is responsible for supporting the leadership of local MCCs around the world with information and resources especially during times of pastoral transitions, growth and revitalization.
Christopher Celeste (he/him)

Christopher Celeste (he/him)

Communications & Marketing Co-ordinator


+1 310-360-8640 (Ext. 208)

Chris is responsible for communication and marketing for MCC – social media, email newsletters, media relations, and communications from Governing Board, Council of Elders.

Rev. Elder Cecilia Eggleston (she/her)

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.

Tammy Erwin (she/her)

Tammy Erwin (she/her)

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 (she/her)

Rev. Wanda Floyd (she/her)

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)

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.

Mike Haase (he/him)

Mike Haase (he/him)

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.

Marina Laws (she/her)

Marina Laws (she/her)

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.

Tammy Rabon-Noyce (she/her)

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.

Marie Tasker (she/her)

Marie Tasker (she/her)

Flourish Program Manager


Marie is the program manager for our Flourish program, which benefits and supports pastors in MCC through mentoring, small group work, education, and respite. 

Rev. Cristiano Valerio (he/him)

Rev. Cristiano Valerio (he/him)

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.

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