Meet Our Leaders!


Here at MCF, our leaders are regular people with diverse backgrounds and skills.

We strive to be accessible and relatable to all.  Read below to see how ordinary we are! 





Senior Pastor

My name is Joey Brown. I have been attending MCF for all but five years of my life, it has been nothing short of amazing! I now have the honor of serving as Senior Pastor. I am a child of God, husband to my amazing wife Macy "the better half", coffee connoisseur, sports enthusiast and proud pet owner. I believe that the basics of the Christian walk are key: love God, love people and be obedient .  Email

Associate Pastor

Stu Jenkins. The lesser half of the Stu and Tamara team, having celebrated over 3 decades of marital bliss, with the added bonus that we've been together since high school. We have no kids of our own but we are blessed to have many who claim us as their family. We fully believe Father at His word that He sent His only begotten Son to us so that we can believe in and through Him, ensured to have a forever life with them. Tamara and I enjoy serving His Kingdom as members at MCF, at work, in our large family and most recently in several prisons in Ohio and one in Kansas. Introducing many to Jesus, encouraging believers in their walk and loving those who can't quite figure out who God is.

When we find the time, we enjoy riding our Honda Goldwing motorcycle. Some long trips and many short ice cream runs, 50 miles from home. We also enjoy traveling together by car and planes and we plan to do more of that once retired, God willing. We are truly blessed by God, each other, family and friends. God is so good. Email

Director of Children's Ministry

My name is Karennina Pack and I moved to Mechanicsburg in 2013 and have since then learned to love this quaint little town.  I married my husband Jonathon in 2008 and we have 4 wonderful children together.  I find it exciting and a true privilege to walk alongside your children and teach them about Jesus.  I strive to make it a fun experience, but also dive deeper so that ultimately your children will grow to love the Lord with all their heart - Mark 12:30. I love to create whether it's baking or knitting, host board game nights and fellowship with friends.

Youth Leader

My name is Mark Snyder and I have the honor to serve as Youth leader at Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship! I was born and raised in Mechanicsburg. I still feel Mechanicsburg is home for me. I went to youth group here at MCF when I was in high school and it set me on a trajectory to love Jesus all the days of my life. I attended Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry after high school where I learned more about God and His heart toward us as His beloved sons and daughters. My ultimate goal in youth ministry is to lead students to love Jesus as they discover His love for them. In my free time I like to fish, read a book, play guitar, or hang with some good friends.  

Worship Leader

  


Finance Director

My name is Theresa Rabenstein. My husband Bob and I own Rabenstein Electric in West Liberty; I also drive school bus for WLS as well as serve as MCF's finance director. We have two grown/married children, Bill (Charissa) Rabenstein and Jessica (Kidron) Filbrun. I enjoy spending time with family, boating and motorcycling. 

Administrative Assistant

My name is Mary Hope (Shelton) Snyder.  I grew up in Urbana and went to school in Tennessee where I spent most of my life.  I currently live in Mechanicsburg and am married to Dave Snyder.  I enjoy spending time with my family, DIY projects, gardening and antiquing here in Champaign county.

Our family verse is Jeremiah 29:11...God has a plan, always!

Tech & Media

My name is Bill Rabenstein, and I organize the sound booth. One of my goals in being in the sound department is to increase the range of what this church is capable of doing, whether it's inside the building, online or out in the community. In my free time, I hang out with my wife and work on computers and cars

House keeping


Meet the Elders

Some churches are run by the Pastor, others by congregational vote. MCF is led by Elders, selected by the congregation. The Elders oversee all aspects of the church and appoint/hire staff to run the various ministries. Joey, as Senior Pastor, serves as primary vision castor and head elder.

  • Joey Brown

    My name is Joey Brown. I have been attending MCF for all but five years of my life, it has been nothing short of amazing! I now have the honor of serving as Senior Pastor. I am a child of God, growing husband, coffee connoisseur, sports enthusiast and proud pet owner. I believe that the basics of the Christian walk are key: love God and love people.

  • Stu Jenkins

    Stu Jenkins. The lesser half of the Stu and Tamara team, having celebrated over 3 decades of marital bliss, with the added bonus that we've been together since high school. We have no kids of our own but we are blessed to have many who claim us as their family. We fully believe Father at His word that He sent His only begotten Son to us so that we can believe in and through Him, ensured to have a forever life with them. Tamara and I enjoy serving His Kingdom as members at MCF, at work, in our large family and most recently in several prisons in Ohio and one in Kansas. Introducing many to Jesus, encouraging believers in their walk and loving those who can't quite figure out who God is.   When we find the time, we enjoy riding our Honda Goldwing motorcycle. Some long trips and many short ice cream runs, 50 miles from home. We also enjoy traveling together by car and planes and we plan to do more of that once retired, God willing. We are truly blessed by God, each other, family and friends. God is so good.

  • Bob Rabenstein

    My wife Theresa and I have been married over 30 years. We have 2 grown/married children and have been blessed with two grandchildren. I grew up attending a Mennonite church. In 2010, we started attending MCF and in 2011 we transferred our membership to MCF. My passion as elder is to help serve and lead the church to be true to God’s Word. In my spare time, I enjoy time with family, boating and riding my Harley Davidson Motorcycle.



  • Jonathon Pack

    My name is Jonathon Pack and I have been attending MCF since moving to Mechanicsburg in 2013. My wife, Karennina, and I have four children that we are trying to raise to be disciples of Jesus. I find great joy in developing deeper relationships with friends and families in the community. We need to be able to encourage one another, share truths, and be engaged during times of joy and in times of suffering. It's through these relationships that we are able to bring each other forward in the pursuit of holiness and furthering the Kingdom of God. In my downtime I enjoy mostly sedentary activities such as going to the movies, playing board games, or reading, but will try to balance that with jogging or gym time.

  • Eric Miller