As Leon serves as Lead Pastor, both he and Rebecca desire to use the gifts of teaching, discipleship, and evangelism to further the purposes of Christ. They hope to see Detroit transformed both spiritually and physically.
Director of Operations
Ginny moved to Detroit in 2014 to become a part of the MACC Staff Team. It was here in Detroit that she met her now husband, Jonny. They married in June 2016. She loves working for such an encouraging, joyful, and hardworking team. In her free time, Ginny enjoys playing soccer and reading.
Elder | Service
Jonathan Demers has been a member of MACC since 2011 and previously served a three year term as an Elder from 2017-2019. He works with the City of Detroit's Law Department as Associate Corporation Counsel, focusing his practice on a variety of municipal, real estate, and economic development projects. Prior to working in-house with the City, Jonathan was a corporate transactional attorney with Honigman LLP, the first Executive Director of MACC Development, and a Teach for America Corps Member working in the Detroit Public Schools. In addition to his role at the City, Jonathan is a founding partner with Taproot Investments and volunteers on several local nonprofit boards. He, his wife Laura, and their boys are proud residents of Detroit's Pingree Park neighborhood.
Elder | Prayer
Nate grew up near Lansing, MI and moved to the Pingree Park neighborhood of Detroit when he started medical school in 2007. He and his wife Kristen were married a few months later and have since been joined by five beautiful and energetic children. The older kids attend one of the neighborhood DPSCD schools, where Kristen is active with the PTA and after-school programs. Nate has worked in various community development roles including leading numerous neighborhood cleanups, assisting with the creation of MACC Development and serving as one of its founding board members, and organizing socially-minded, for-profit efforts focused on home rehabilitations and small business startups. After moving closer to the church building several years ago, Nate and Kristen have also been exploring alternative uses for Detroit’s vacant land through creation of garden-park spaces.
Elder | Fellowship
Michael is happily married to Elisha, his incredibly gifted wife and favorite partner in ministry. In their spare time they love growing vegetables, going canoeing with their dog named Bacon, and making things with their hands. Most importantly, they desire to see Christ known, trusted, and cherished in the community.
Elder | Administration
Bryan grew up in a suburb of Lansing and attended Michigan State University. After graduation he served for five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy on ships out of Norfolk, VA and San Diego, and then returned to Michigan for graduate school. He worked for a management consulting firm in downtown Detroit after finishing his degree and began attending MACC when he moved to the city in 2012. Bryan met his wife Megan at MACC; the two now live in the Pingree Park neighborhood with their two daughters. He currently works for a philanthropic foundation, where he focuses on strengthening the community development sector in Detroit.
Deacon | Building & Facilities
Kyle has been a member of MACC for four years serving in several different ministries. His wife, Natasha, now joins him in service to the community as they remodel their first home; which has provided Kyle with many tools in his role as a Deacon.
deaconess | compassion & care
Elisha grew up in the heart of Los Angeles, California. She always believed in a higher being, but it wasn't until college where she met the one true king -- Jesus. There, He changed her reality, purpose, and way of living forever. Thanks to the guidance and training of dedicated Intervaristy campus ministers and student leaders, she had the wonderful opportunity to learn of God's great forgiveness and kindness as a father, the way He relentlessly pursues his children, and His heart for justice. During this time, Elisha grew in passion to help others know His great love and to play her part in His great story of redemption. In college, she led bible study and a ministry for students curious about Jesus and new Christians. Post college, she brought her faith to her work where she was set on loving people with God's love and inviting them into relationship with Jesus through her photography business. She has since transitioned out of photography, but continues to spend her time serving Christ on the Prayer Team, Virtual Sunday Service Team, and as a Compassion and Care Deaconess.
deaconess | compassion & care
Julie & Matt Ott have been living in Detroit Since 2011. Julie hails from Manhattan, Kansas and Matt from Rochester, Michigan. They decided to make Detroit home after being brought to Detroit for Matt’s internal medicine residency program at Wayne State. Julie is a licensed RN but currently fills her days at home with their 3 children ages 4,5,& 7 years old.
deacon | fellowship & outreach
Julie & Matt Ott have been living in Detroit Since 2011. Julie hails from Manhattan, Kansas and Matt from Rochester, Michigan. They decided to make Detroit home after being brought to Detroit for Matt’s internal medicine residency program at Wayne State. Matt works at a local medical clinic as an internal medicine physician and Julie is a licensed RN but currently fills her days at home with their 3 children ages 4,5,& 7 years old.
deaconess | weekly services
Carolyn serves on our weekly services deacon team.
deaconess | weekly services
Joanne moved to Detroit in 2013 to teach high school English with Teach for America. Although no longer teaching, she is passionate about using language and leadership to advance the Gospel and cultivate spaces to worship. She serves on the musical worship team, along with her husband Scott. Together they enjoy cooking new dishes, camping, and watching movies.
deacon | weekly services
Titus serves on weekly services deacon team.