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.
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 and his wife Valerie currently pastor our MCA Bristol Bay Church in Dillingham.
When he isn’t pursuing a moose, caribou, or fishing the waters of Bristol Bay for salmon, Mark is probably enjoying some ‘down time’ with his wife Valerie. Mark and Valerie enjoy having guests over to their home, grilling some salmon or caribou and having fun conversation.
They are parents of 5 adult children, who are pursuing their own adventures in Alaska and in other parts of the planet and proud grandparents of their adorable grandson, Ollie.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.