Jeremy Selvidge

Lead Pastor

Ministry @ MPNAZARENE: I began my ministry at MPNAZARENE in March 2008. I am passionate about leading the church to "Love Jesus and Embrace People." During my time here I have completed my Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees.


Family: I married my wife Kristie in 1997 and together we have three kids: Regan, Jace and Rylan. 


Faith Journey:  I met Christ when I was a young boy and gave my life to him then. I grew up in a home with two amazing parents who loved God and served as missionaries. I came to recognize that God wanted a personal relationship with me. I have lived a life growing closer to God as God has transformed my heart and life.


Hobbies:  I love to run, read and write, spend time with my amazing family, explore the outdoors and live life with others.


 Random Fact:  I like braised eel.

KRISTIE SELVIDGE

CREATIVE ARTS & COMMUNITY OUTREACH PASTOR

Ministry @ MPNAZARENE: I have been around MPNAZ for almost 11 years and I have been a pastor on staff for just over two years. I have held a variety of responsibilities in the time that we have been here but I currently focus on our Project Ganiard partnership, series and set design, sermon preparation, and connecting the dots that are missing.


Family: I have been married to Jeremy since 1997, and we have three amazing kids: Regan, Jace, and Rylan.


Faith Journey: I grew up in church and gave my heart to Jesus as a little girl. In Jr. High, God called me into ministry, and in high school I committed to live my life for Christ and pursue the path He had for me. I married my husband, Jeremy, who was a pastor, and assumed that I had fulfilled my call to ministry, but over the last four years God brought that call back to the forefront again. It was confirmed that the call to pastor was as much mine as it was Jeremy's. I went back to school and have been a district licensed pastor since 2016. 


Hobbies: I love reading (a lot), walking with my husband, spending time with the kids, shopping with Regan, Target, Chai tea, and hiking with our friends.


 Random Fact:  It is not uncommon for me to read a book in a day!

MARY ELLEN WALSH

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COORDINATOR

Ministry @ MPNAZARENE: 

I became a member of this church several years ago. Areas I have served — the ICRH shelter, PK K-5, Communion and currently as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator.


Family:

I am mom to three grown children — Tim, Becky & Luke — who have blessed me with 8 grandchildren in Illinois, Ohio and Michigan (go Blue). I cherish every opportunity to be with any of them.  I live with my daughter Becky and her husband, Tobias, and their three children: Calvin, Titus and Lucy.  I have a rich life!


Faith Journey: 

I was raised in an Irish Catholic family on the north side of Chicago (having moved there from my birthplace — Green Bay, WI when I was five). I remember always loving God and thinking about ways to serve Him.   After marrying, I became part of a Mennonite community in rural Ohio and found out I could have a personal relationship with Jesus and because of that, I could know I would be with Him in heaven!  I was baptized as an adult believer and began my new journey. There were major kinks in my journey with Him and I strayed for a time.  In 2008, the Holy Spirit settled into my heart and led me to a richer, more spirit-filled and humbling time with our God.  He has been gentle, firm, patient and a balm to my soul.  As He healed my soul, He also healed my body to get me ready to serve — like I used to think about as a child!  However, now, instead of becoming a nun ;), He got me ready to serve the children of our church — caring for, teaching, and discipling them to serve one day (actually nun’s do that too)!  So, He gave me the desires of my heart at age 71!!


Hobbies:  

I LOVE to be with my family, read, watch movies and spend time with good friends. And, of course, I love kids ;) 


Random Fact: 

I am one of eight children. 

CRYSTAL HARSH

CHURCH SECRETARY

Ministry @ MPNAZARENE: I started attending MPNazarene in September 2017. I began working in the church office in May 2018 as the secretary.. 


Family: I married my husband Ryan on April 22,2005. 

We have 5 beautiful daughters.


Faith Journey: I did not grow up in a Christian home, and only had a vague understanding of who God was. I started attending church regularly at 15 when I was placed in my last foster home. My foster mother accepted me for who I was, and she began planting seeds that God had something more for my life. However, I never really knew what a real relationship with God looked like until I was 24. I was baptized shortly after in March of 2006. Since then I have chose to be a continuous work in progress, always being molded by God's love, grace, and will for me. 


Hobbies:  Eating tacos, napping, and

spending time with family & friends.


Random Fact:  I am afraid of doilies.

KELLY RECKER

CUSTODIAL SERVICES

Ministry @ MPNAZARENE: 

My family has attended MPNazarene since 2012,  and began working at the church since 2015.


Family:

I have been married to my husband Josh since 2005. We have two great kids Bailey & Taylor.


Faith Journey: 

I grew up in a Christian home, and attended church regularly growing up with my aunts. I accepted Christ when I was 5 and was baptized. I continued to go to church all through school & adulthood. I cannot remember a time without God in my life.


Hobbies: 

I enjoy shopping, spending time with my children & other peoples children who we are close with. I also like spending time outdoors. 


Random Fact:  

I fully support divided plates, because no two foods should ever touch.

Clothing Inc Staff


  • Kaye Peasley

    Executive Director

    Ministry @ MPNAZARENE: I have served in many ministries including choir, worship team, small groups, teaching and serving on the board. 

    Currently God has called me to fulfill the mission of Matthew 25:40 through Clothing INC (Clothing in the Name of Christ).


    Family: My husband and 2 sons became a part of MPNAZ in 1990. 


    Faith Journey: God has had my heart since I was 5 years old. My walk with Jesus continues to grow daily. He has been my refuge and strength through many major illnesses (including Cancer three times), life issues and battles. Hearing stories of Clothing INC guests and volunteers that focus on loss of income, health, and possessions allows me to share the hope and promises that Christ gives me daily. God truly is my refuge and strength!


    Hobbies: As a music educator for 25 years, I found that God's gift of music continues to be a career and a hobbie. I enjoy teaching lessons to students of all ages. I occasionally direct musicals at the Broadway Theater in Mt Pleasant. Two nights each week, I love being involved with the Area Interfaith Ministries that allows me to lead disabled adults in worship while providing opportunities of music therapy at the same time.


    Random Fact: I have been teaching piano for over 51 years.

Board Members

Secretary

Jason Connors


Stewards

Shawn Capen

Kate Connors

Mary Jean Mallo

Betsy Moore


Trustee & Finance

Mark Anderson

Jim Capen

Adam Kent

Boards purpose

At MPNazarene our board is made of elected officials chosen from our current members prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, who serve a term of 3 years. They help oversee that the Mission and Vision of MPNazarene is carried out in all areas of ministry.