I am Jeff McLain. I am the Chuck-Taylor wearing Associate Pastor at East Petersburg Mennonite Church. We are a community learning to live and love like Jesus. I am also a coffeeholic neighboring in East Petersburg, PA. The Borough of East Petersburg is a beautiful and connected upcoming neighborhood that my wife Katie, our daughters and our hodgepodge of pets love to call home. As a family we pursue simple living and expression through art, music and community. I found and figured out myself and my beliefs through ten years of traveling and working in and around music. Part of me is always missing road trips across the country and long distance night drives. Also, truth be told, punk rock especially still holds a special place in my heart. In addition, I am also a practitioner of missional living and I serve as a coach for those involved in missional community initiatives through the Church on the Other Side, a project of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference . Recently, I have also started studying pastoral studies through Eastern Mennonite University’s STEP program. In the past I’ve interned at the Lancaster Vineyard Church and been a licensed for ministry in the Conservative Mennonite Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA. Besides blogging on those above mentioned involvements, you will find me blogging on missional explorations. I occasionally also blog on miscellaneous meditative musings, stories and more. From time to time I write for other sources as well. I’d love to hear your story sometime or tell you a little more about my story.
Chelsea Delp is the Pastor of Children and Youth at East Petersburg Mennonite Church in East Petersburg, PA. She has been part of our team for over two years. As Pastor of Children and Youth, Chelsea focuses on her ministry to children of all ages and our growing youth group.