Pastoral Transition

A Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) to search for a new Senior Pastor was appointed and approved by the congregation on Sunday June 6th, 2021.  Our PNC consist of: Elders: Tami Shepler, Danielle Caplin and Matt Balanky. Deacon: Brandon Perkins. At Large: Bob Gillander (chairman), Paul Niager and Melanie Ellis.

May 2022 - update

It is with gratitude that the Pastor Nominating Committee introduces our candidate for senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Andrew Stepp, to the Mandarin Pres Church Family. He comes to us with remarkable pastoral experience,gifts in building relational community, a missional heart, and a love for the Lord which is foundational to how he ministers.

You can read more about Rev. Stepp and his family here. To see the recent video presented to MPC from the Stepp Family you can view it here.


April 2022 - update

Greetings from your PNC. We’d like to share an update on the search process. Over the past months we have identified and spoken with many wonderful candidates who have shown interest in our senior pastor position. As we reviewed each candidate, we prayerfully considered their qualifications and experience in light of the needs and mission of our church. We are grateful for the time and hearts that these pastors shared with us. Through this process, we have narrowed our list and are excited about the possibilities. As we all know by now, the search process takes time, and we are grateful for your patience and prayers. We firmly believe in and trust God’s plan for our church and the outcome of our search. Please continue to support our church and search in prayer. God knows MPC and our future far better than we do, and we are dependent on His guidance and timing. And most importantly, thanks to our staff and pastors for leading so well in this transitional season. Grace and peace, Your PNC


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