Who We Are
We are a church community that is learning to live and love in Jesus.
What to Expect
We all get together on Sundays to worship God. We do this in many ways. We sing songs to God which is a lot like prayers set to music. We share stories or testimonies of God’s love and power. We teach using the Bible as our authority, and from time to time remember the sacrifice Christ made for us through Communion. Both buildings are handicap accessible.
The Real Meaning of Church
Most people think the Church is the building. That’s an accident of history and translation. When Jesus used the word He meant “people called out”—that is, people called out of normal life to follow Him in an extraordinary adventure.
Jesus. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God - that we can follow Him and be like Him.
Holy Spirit. We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit and that He plays an active role in our everyday life.
The Bible. We believe the Bible is God’s authoritative letter to us, teaching us to live a life worth living now and forever.
Surrender. Jesus gave up His life for us, therefore we should give up our life for Him.
Spiritual Growth. Growing spiritually is a part of our church life. This means we take steps daily toward spiritual maturity.
Shepherding. Every family has a shepherd to give care and coaching.
Intimacy. We believe prayer and worship are the foundation of our intimacy and relationship with a Father who loves us.
Multiplication. We believe in spiritual reproduction. This looks like disciples making disciples that know how to make disciples.
Community. We believe in community and do not go it alone. Jesus insists on one another-ing. (Yes, that’s a word now)
Serving. We believe in laying down our lives. This looks like serving our family, friends, and those in need.
Kingdom. We believe in a global commission and investing in Kingdom efforts around the world by praying, giving, and going.
Denis has served at MCC since 2004. He loves the challenges of local church ministry - which is by far more difficult than his executive career at P&G! Denis makes it a hobby to dive into one new subject annually - this year it is neuroplasticity.
Hi I’m Sean Wikoff the custodian at MCC. I’ve been part of the team since 2015. I’m a competitive board and card game enthusiast. I play a little piano and am overall a pretty mild guy.
Terri has attended Mariemont Church since 1997 and been a member of the staff since 2017. She loves knitting and snow and can be found on the nearby slopes most weeks in the winter. All her family cars have names. She hails from Louisiana…Geaux Tigers!
Children's Ministry Director
Leslie has been the director of MCC Kids since 2016. She was born and raised in Cincinnati and has called MCC her home church since first grade, even with a four-year stint at Indiana University, followed by six years in Colorado Springs. She is married to Rob and has three boys—Abe, Sam, and Joshie—who have taught them more about monster trucks, mowing the lawn, and loud noises than they could ever imagine.
Director of Ministry
Mark Simes has served as the Director of Ministry since 2016. He is responsible for the church’s finances, facilities, communications, volunteer ministry, and other administrative functions. At age 25 Mark decided to follow Jesus Christ and has been pursuing Jesus’ approach to all the dimensions of life: faith, family, friends, fitness, finances, fun, and vocation. Mark and Holly have been married for 29 years and have two adult sons who both live out of state. Last year Mark and Holly moved to a cute little house just two blocks from the church. Mark’s special interests are discipling men, running, all sports, home improvement projects, and reading books about God and leadership.
Worship and Youth Pastor
Paul “Raz” Rasmussen has been on staff at MCC since 2010 and is over Worship, Youth and Young Adult Ministry. He has been married to Juli, for 33 years and has 3 adult sons and a giant Golden Retriever, named Peyton Manning (the Dog). Raz was born in Denver, CO, (go Broncos!) and has lived in 7 states. In addition to his family and music, he loves fly fishing and playing golf. One of his bucket list items is playing golf in every state…and is more than half-way to his goal at 28. With a music degree from Colorado University, he has produced albums and even sung background vocals on two shows for the top-40 band Foreigner! He has a passion to see worship leaders and musicians raised up that will bring glory to the Father.
Renee Brownfield has been on the church staff since 1994. She’s a home town girl who grew up in the small village of Fairfax, attended Mariemont Junior and Senior high school, and then went to Eastern Kentucky University where she received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Renee loves to spend time with her family, travel and attending sporting events. The creativity of the staff is the biggest reason why she enjoys serving with the church.
Jamie joined our staff in 2019. He has degrees in Music, Worship, and Theology, completing his PhD dissertation on the theology of A. W. Tozer in 2019. In 2020, during the pandemic he wrote and published his first book titled Friendship with God.