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Edgardo Montano

Torre Fuerte
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Moe Tali

Island Revival
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Moe is a diehard Raiders fan and even though they don’t know how to hit doesn’t mean that he can’t pack a wallop. He leads our Island Revival service each weekend with a focus on ministry to Pacific Islanders.

Moe is kept busy trying to keep his wife and six daughters happy (anyone with a daughter knows what that is like). In the summer, you’ll most likely find him at one of Anchorage’s many softball fields cheering for his daughter’s team. He brings many good things to MCA including Luaus, hula dancing and Kalua pig.

Mark Burgess

MCA Bristol Bay
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Having lived in Alaska since before statehood (ok he is not really that old), Mark joined the MCA team in the 90’s when it was still cool to wear flannel (and still is very cool here in Alaska). He leads our Member Mobilization, Men’s Ministry and the Life Community Service. Mark has a special gift for helping those in need and is often found helping people all over our community.

When Mark isn’t working, which isn’t that often, he loves to hang out with his wife and family. He enjoys supporting his kids by either coaching their teams or listening to their music (watch out One Direction – the Burgess boys are on to you!) He loves all chocolate chip cookies – if you bake them, he will come!

Dave Wilson

Multi-Lingual
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Kent Redfearn

Lead Pastor & Cultural Architect
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After chasing polar bears in Barrow lost its luster, Kent’s parents decided it was time to move to the metropolis of Anchorage. Shortly after graduating from college, he came to MCA as the youth pastor before becoming the senior pastor in 1985. In addition to leading MCA and being the primary teaching pastor, he also leads our church plant in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

After a long day, Kent loves to relax by watching Sports Center and/or weight lifting (they are not mutually exclusive). He also enjoys cheering against the Cowboys and cheering for his beloved Seahawks. Kent is still deeply in love with his beautiful bride Paula, and is a raving fan of their four kids. He believes that a crunchy chocolate chip cookie can be redeemed by dipping it in milk… someday the truth will set him free.

Bryan Fick

Chief Financial Officer
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It would seem that Bryan has a love for money, but we are working hard to change that trait. He works with Becky Rose to make sure our contributions are recorded accurately and our vendors and employees are paid timely (we are especially a big fan of the latter).

In his off time, Bryan loves to hang out with his beautiful wife and take his son around Anchorage to look at trash cans (yes, he really did say trash cans…you’ll have to ask). He has a major addiction to chocolate chip cookie dough for which he is seeking help to conquer – let us know if you know of any good addiction recovery programs we can refer him to. If someone insists on ruining the dough by baking, then he prefers his cookies slightly under baked so they remain soft and chewy.

Howard Hansen

Chief Operations Officer
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After working on the railroad for some of his livelong days, Howard felt the tug of God to step into a new career helping teenagers realize their full potential in Christ. Howard brings an enormous amount of stability and wisdom to the lives of our teenagers.

When not hanging out with teenagers (which is seldom since he has one of his own), Howard can be found snuggling with his wife Rezia watching Gold Rush. Howard has yet to have meet a chocolate chip cookie that he doesn’t like.

Fay Niemann

Executive Pastor
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After spending her childhood in Wisconsin, Fay felt God calling her north to Alaska. The journey to Alaska and her adventures before coming to MCA provided her with more exciting stories than women twice her age (ask her about the foot that came through the window above the bed where she was sleeping). She leads our Lifegroup Ministry, Video Café, the Boaz Operation (our student sponsorship program in Burkina Faso) and oversees our Children’s, Youth and Young Adult ministries.

Fay loves hanging out with her husband, Chuck, and her daughter, Nicole. Each summer she and her family plant a huge garden in an attempt to bring back Wisconsin farm memories. If you ever get the chance, ask her why she decided to step out of the boat and onto the iceberg (no she wasn’t trying to walk on water like Peter, although her story may or may not have a similar ending).

Blaine Schmidt

Pastoral Care
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You’ll never forget if you receive a smile from Blaine. Besides being the happy guy that he is, he is also phenomenal at getting things done. He does everything from plowing the parking lot to changing light bulbs to preaching. He is also known for his Blaine-ism “Way Cool”. We hope the Lord doesn’t accept that as a prayer since most of us in Anchorage believe our weather is cool enough.

When Blaine isn’t visiting with people at his favorite coffee shop, you can find him tinkering on cars in the garage. Apparently he also has a hidden talent of talking really fast like an auctioneer (which he may or may not do in his free time).

Heather Toro

Children's Ministry
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Alex Esteban

Youth Ministry
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Jonathan Redfearn

Worship Arts Ministry
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Mary Ann Pruitt

Women's Ministry
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April Samber

Communications
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Becky Rose

Accounting Assistant
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Becky came to Alaska for 18 months in 1962 and as they say, the rest is history. She maintains our donor database and makes sure our vendors get paid on time.

In her free time, Becky can be found with a book in her hands or working on a sewing project. She is a strong believer that grandchildren and great-grandchildren are God’s reward for not killing your own children. Her favorite event of the week is Saturday morning when she makes breakfast for her grandkids.

Fred Downs

Operations
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We believe Fred has a gopher hole somewhere on our campus since he always seems to be there when you need a hand. We’ve never met anyone with a bigger or kinder heart than Fred. Fred works part-time at MCA and keeps our weekends running smooth by setting-up the stage and fixing anything that breaks.

Fred can often be found helping out a friend or out walking and taking pictures with Karen, his wife and best friend.

Edgardo Montano

Torre Fuerte

Moe Tali

Island Revival

Mark Burgess

MCA Bristol Bay

Dave Wilson

Multi-Lingual

Kent Redfearn

Lead Pastor & Cultural Architect

Bryan Fick

Chief Financial Officer

Howard Hansen

Chief Operations Officer

Fay Niemann

Executive Pastor

Blaine Schmidt

Pastoral Care

Heather Toro

Children's Ministry

Alex Esteban

Youth Ministry

Jonathan Redfearn

Worship Arts Ministry

Mary Ann Pruitt

Women's Ministry

April Samber

Communications

Becky Rose

Accounting Assistant

Fred Downs

Operations