“Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching” – I Timothy 5:17

Mark Hanson (Clerk of Session)

Mr. Hanson an engineer at CTS. Mark has served as an elder at MCPC since 2007. He and his wife, Sally, have one grown daughter.

Jay DeRoos

Mr. DeRoos is a charter member of MCPC and has served as an elder since 1998. He and his wife, Diane, have three grown children.

Joel Irvin

Joel and Jamie have been married for 10 years, and both are lifetime locals of Michiana. They are licensed foster parents. In their free time they enjoy playing with their dog, reading, and watching movies. Sunday afternoon fellowship with friends is also a favorite activity. They began attending evening services at MCPC in spring 2009, and it was soon clear that the LORD was calling them there. “Christ-centered preaching and the commitment to community found at MCPC have helped us to grow in grace and love.” Joel is a full time pastoral intern at MCPC who is completing his Masters at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. He served as a deacon at MCPC from 2012-2014, and as an elder since 2014. He is also a licensed preacher in the Great Lakes Presbytery of the PCA, and is preparing for pastoral ministry at a future church plant in his hometown Elkhart.

Stephen Long

Jacob Stoltzfus

Jacob and his wife Jamie were married in 2000 and have been blessed with 8 children. Jacob grew up in northern Indiana and after obtaining a chemical engineering degree sojourned in Illinois for 12 years before returning to the area in 2012, at which time the family joined MCPC. He served as a deacon at MCPC from 2015-2017 and was ordained as an elder in 2017. Jacob works as a project engineer at a local consumer goods manufacturing company.  Jacob enjoys reading, singing, running road races and obstacle courses, Ultimate, and disc golf. “MCPC is a church where fellowship is more than a few minutes small talk after the morning service. We do life together in each other’s homes and mutually encourage one another daily in faith as we spur each one on to love and good deeds.”

Rolf Caylor (1933-2015)

Mr. Caylor was programming computers back in the era of punch cards and magnetic-core memory. A native of Ohio, and a son of a Presbyterian manse, Rolf served as an elder at MCPC from 2003-2014. His remarkable gift in 2004 enabled us to build our church building. At the time of the donation he said that he had always wondered why God had never given him a wife and children as he had so often prayed — but that when he found MCPC in his sixties, he discovered the reason: so that he might be able to provide a place of worship for the many children of the church. At the time of his death, he had 143 spiritual grandchildren (the number of children for whom he had served as elder).

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Catechism Quiz

  • Catechism Question #60

    How is the sabbath to be sanctified? A. The sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God’s worship, except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy.   Matthew 12:11, 12   He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?  Of how much more value is a man than a sheep?  So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”   Psalm 92:1, 2   It is good to […]