Tyson grew up in Ojai, CA where he and Megan served as Associate Pastors for 8 years prior to coming to MPC. Tyson majored in intellectual history at the University of California, Davis and received his Masters in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Megan and Tyson have two little girls, Zoe and Hope. Tyson enjoys trail running, reading, mountain biking, maps, travel, and playing with his girls.
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Megan grew up in San Diego, CA before going to undergrad at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she majored in history and religious studies. Megan and Tyson met at Princeton Theological Seminary where she received her Masters in Divinity. Megan is currently studying for her Doctorate in Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction. In her spare time Megan loves to garden, bake sourdough bread and spend time outdoors with her family.
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Elizabeth is a Colorado native who loves spending time doing all things outdoors with her husband, Will, two small boys, Leif and Iver and two dogs. Her family moved to Grand Junction in March of 2020 from Steamboat Springs, CO to be closer to extended relatives and Grandparents. Elizabeth has a background in banking, bookkeeping and office management and has been at MPC since July 2021.
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Sherrie was born in Minnesota and has called Colorado home since 1973. She is mom to two adult children, married to a wonderful cowboy, a community volunteer, a retired federal probation officer and a lover of cats. She has been a member of MPC for many years and has served the church in a variety of ways. One of her favorites is being a Stephen Minister. Serving her congregation family gives her the most joy. In her spare time she walks, reads, does cross stitch, gardens and visits her children.
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Mark was born a Hoosier of Indiana, was raised in New Jersey. Moved out to Colorado to ski and lived most of his life here. He is married with 2 girls and 2 dogs. He is an aircraft mechanic for over 30 years. He enjoys: working out, listening and playing music, working on home projects and watching his Rockies and Broncos in his man cave. He loves to lead worship and has been doing it for over 20 years.
Session is the elected body of Elders who are responsible for the governing of the church and ensuring the faithful witness of the church to Jesus Christ. This is a praying and discerning group - they don't just make sure we stay on budget (though they do that too), they listen for the Holy Spirit's leading and guiding for our church.
Jennifer Smyth (Clerk of Session)