Russ Isom has been Senior Pastor at MCC for over 39 years. He is excited to see the people of MCC living out their faith by lovingly serving in the community. He is energized by working with and bringing people together under the banner of Jesus. Russ and Judy have been married for over 45 years and are blessed with three talented sons, three lovely daughter-in-laws, and seven wonderful grandchildren. Russ loves to spend time walking in the great out of doors with his wife and his camera. When the opportunity arises, he enjoys visiting different parts of our world. Russ is seldom at a loss for words, but he is left-handed and therefore in his right mind!
Jacob Vaden has been a the Youth Pastor at MCC since June of 2013 and has been involved in youth ministry since 2007 in Boise Idaho. He has been married to his better half Leesha Vaden since July of 2011. Jacob grew up in Milwaukie, and has a passion to disciple the youth in the area. Jacob and Leesha enjoy watching sports, traveling, and being in the outdoors.
Brian joined Milwaukie Christian Church as Children’s Director in June 2015. He grew up in Milwaukie and has served in area ministries since 1995. Brian is excited about the continued spiritual growth in the children of MCC, along with developing new opportunities for family ministry and community outreach. He and his wife Angela have two young boys, Henry and Hayden. Brian is a sports junkie and enjoys talking Oregon Ducks football all year round.
Andrew has been the Worship Leader at MCC since September 2013. Andrew has had a passion for music since he was but a young lad. Growing up in a Lutheran church gave him a starting point in church music which has been cultivated through many different congregations and through his time studying Worship Arts at Hope International University in Fullerton California. His deepest desire as the Worship Leader at MCC is to lead the congregation to the foot of the cross every week, so that Jesus may be at the center of all we do. Andrew has been happily married to his beautiful wife Juli since August 2012. Andrew loves to spend his time playing music (duh), working on computers, and going on hikes.
Julie has been the Office Manager at MCC for over 17 years. Julie is energized when she is creating and implementing clear, creative communication. She is also passionate about spiritual growth in the attendees of MCC. Julie has been married to Paul for 39 action-packed years. Paul and Julie have two grown children and five wonderful grandchildren, two that live in Denmark! Julie loves walking on a blustery day, spending time with family and traveling to new places.
Carolyn Read is the MCC Treasurer. She works closely with the finance team and keeps up with all the financial decisions. She and Jerry have been married 37 years. They have 6 grown children and have been foster parents to over 60 children over the past 20 years. Carolyn loves spending time with her 7 grandchildren and loves going to the beach.