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.

Adam Deckard

Youth and family DIRECTOR

Ministry @ MPNazarene  I started working at MPNAZARENE in June of 2017. 


Family: I  married Emily in June of 2017 after we both graduated from Olivet Nazarene University. We now live in Mt. Pleasant and are excited to serve this church and this community!


Faith Journey:

I was born into a Christian home and accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of six. The very first thing I remember was wanting to be a pastor. I did not realize it then but God would, in fact, bring that calling back later in life. After a difficult high school career, God called me to Olivet Nazarene University, where I received a second call to ministry. It was there I studied to become a pastor prior to accepting a position at MPNAZARENE.


Hobbies: Running, reading, drumming, and enjoying the outdoors.


 Random Fact:  I have metal in my face.

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!

EMILY DECKARD

MUSIC & PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

Ministry @ MPNAZARENE: I joined the MPNaz staff in June of 2017 after graduating from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Music Education and getting married to my awesome husband, Adam. I direct the Music & Production that happens in the sanctuary every Sunday morning, and I love being creative and involving the gifts and talents of others in this ministry. I also love being a Youth Leader alongside Adam with IMPACT. In addition to working at MPNazarene, I am also a part-time K through 5 Music Teacher in Ithaca, Michigan.


Family: I married my husband, Adam, on June 17th, 2017 after we both graduated from Olivet Nazarene University. We now live in Mt. Pleasant with our cat, Ned, and are excited to serve this church and this community!


Faith JourneyI was raised in a Christian home, but did not begin to really develop a relationship with God until I was in high school when I was baptized. Afterward, my experiences at Olivet helped me learn more about who God was and what He had in store for me, which led me to pursue Music Education and Ministry, and ultimately led to meeting my husband. We answered God's call to Mt. Pleasant joyfully as we prayed about being in ministry together. God is continuing to shape me and teach me more about who He is every day, and I love being on this journey of faith with the people of MPNazarene that have come to be my family!


Hobbies: I love cooking, baking, being outside, and taking photos of all the fun things I get to do as a new Michigander.  


Random Fact: I have been to Niagara Falls more times than I can count.

MORGAN STEWART

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Ministry @ MPNAZARENE: I began attending MPNaz in the spring of 2016. I currently serve as the Director of Children's Ministries, where I oversee birth-5th grade ministries.


Family:  I am blessed to have two families. The first is with my Mom back home, and the second is with my CMU roommates. I am also the proud mom of Fluffy (my cat), as well as Shawn & Murphy (my fish).


Faith Journey: I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior when my dad passed in 2012. It wasn't until I got to college in 2015 that I fully understood what that choice meant. I was baptized in fall of 2016. In the summer of 2017 I moved to Virginia Beach for 2.5 months as part of a Cru missions trip.


Hobbies:  I love being outside; hiking, spending time in my hammock, and anything including water. I also enjoy art and going to concerts.


Random Fact: I once had to have a sponge surgically removed from my nose.

CRYSTAL HARSH

CHURCH SECRETARY

Ministry @ MPNAZARENE: I started attending MPNazarene in September 2017. I began working in the office in May 2018 as the secretary, and took on the role of Ministry Coordinator in July 2018. 


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 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 decided plates, because no two foods should ever touch.

Clothing Inc Staff


  • Bryan Chapman

    Director of Operations

    Ministry @ MPNAZARENE: I came to MPNazarene in 2017 and now serve as Director of Operations at Clothing INC


    Family: I have been married to my wife, Madison, since 2012. 

    We have a cat named Oliver


    Faith Journey: I grew going to church.  My grandma would pick my brothers and I up every week for church and give us cinnamon breath mints before we got there.  I grew up in pretty rough situation, a single mom of four boys without a present dad.  There were people in my life who continually encouraged and discipled me, intentionally.  They took time to invest theirselves in me and lead me into a relationship with Jesus.  I graduated from high school in Mt. Pleasant, got married, then moved to Lansing for bible college.  After graduating from bible college, I was a Staff Pastor at a church in Metro Detroit.  In 2017 my wife graduated from graduate school and then accepted a job in Mid Michigan so we moved back to Mt. Pleasant and I now serve as the Director of Operations of Clothing INC.


    Hobbies: I like to golf, I do aerial photography, play guitar, and travel!


    Random Fact: I have more shoes than my wife!

  • 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: God called me to teach at the age of 11. I started by teaching piano and have been teaching piano for over 51 years.

Board Members

Secretary

Jason Connors


Stewards

Shawn Capen

Kate Connors

Carol Lemmer

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.