Mariemont Community Church

Menu Services at 9am & 11am

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.

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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.

Our Beliefs

Elder Leadership

Steve Cesler

Steve grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ as young boy, rededicating his life to Jesus when he was 24. Steve and his wife, Judi, have been married for 37 years. They have 5 grown children, 4 son-in-laws, and 5 grandsons. At MCC, Judi and Steve are leading the new member’s class, and Steve also serves on the teaching team. Steve has served on several ministry, organization, and church boards including: The Anthony Munoz Foundation, One City, Sinapis, KoreFoundation, King’s Domain, Call of Love, and as a founder and elder at Hope Church in Mason. He spent 36 years in Sales and General Management with Procter & Gamble, moving 10 times including overseas assignments in Mexico, Argentina, and Switzerland. Steve and Judi also co-founded the Buenos Aires International Christian Academy while living in Argentina. Steve loves golf, and Judi excels in running marathons all over the world.

Zeke Swift

Missions Elder

Zeke has been an elder of Mariemont Church since 1991. Zeke and Beth grew up in Pittsburgh, met at Penn State, and have been married for 44 years. They’ve lived in Augsburg, W. Germany, and Ft. Sill, OK, with the US Army and in Cincinnati and Japan with Procter & Gamble. They have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. At MCC, Zeke serves as Missions Elder and a member of the teaching team. Beth has had a leadership role in Women’s Ministries for many years. They are both involved in personal discipleship, marriage, and small group ministry. Beth invests in women in the Having the Courage to Change recovery ministry of City Gospel Mission. Zeke co-founded and chairs the Southern Africa HIV-AIDS Collaboration (SAHAC); leads a group of national pro-life organizations who partner to help local pro-life communities work to achieve pro-life victories in their area; serves on the board of Heartbeat International; and consults with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of strategy, organization development and issue management. Zeke is a master with a chainsaw and home projects, while Beth creates amazingly beautiful and delicious cookies.

Louis Arnold

Louis is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He attended Ohio University where he met his wife, Crystal. They have been married for 44 years, have two adult children, four grandchildren and many foster children who they helped raise over a ten-year period. Louis and Crystal have been attending Mariemont for 14 years, and he has been an Elder for one year. Louis met Jesus in 1994, became a member of Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship where his education into Christ and the Christian faith began and he served as a teacher and minister. Crystal and Louis also served as pre-marriage instructors there. Louis works as a Cincinnati Police Officer assigned to the Community Relations Unit as the Faith Based Liaison Officer working with faith communities across the city as the Police Department seeks to develop strong relationships within the Faith Community. Louis works closely with City Servants, Faith Community Alliance, Mosaix and Race to Unity. Louis loves the Bengals, and Crystal is an amazing artist and art teacher.

Mike Cambron

Mike has been an elder since 2008 and a member of Mariemont Church for a long time. He and Lissa have been married 50+ years and treasure their relationships at MCC. They have 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren. Mike works in the financial services industry. He has led the Men’s Friday morning Bible Study at MCC for 12 years and finds himself more and more chasing after God and his precious Son. Mike is also active with the Salvation Army and is a small group leader at MCC with his wife. Mike loves golf, and Lissa loves being with friends in Michigan on the lake where she grew up.

John Cofskey

Elder Chair

John has been a member of MCC since 1997 and served as an elder since 2004. He has been married to his wife, Terri, for 26 years, and they have 2 young-adult children. John accepted Christ as a young teenager, re-committed his life to Christ in his early thirties, and has since been walking with the Lord. John has worked with General Electric, Georgia Pacific, International Paper, and his own consulting business, including overseas assignments in France and New Zealand and is currently working with Bosch. He has taught in the Children’s Sunday School, is a member of the Stewardship team, facilitates adult classes, has served in the Men’s Ministry, and serves as a greeter on Sunday mornings. John and Terri both hail from Louisiana and are LSU fans. Geaux Tigers!

Tom Dewey

Tom has been a member of MCC for more than 41 years. He began serving as an elder in 1989 and is currently serving a second term on the Elder Board. Tom has been married to his wife, Jane, since 1970 and has 4 children and 11 grandchildren. Tom and Jane confessed Jesus as Lord, together, after being invited to a neighborhood Bible Study in 1976. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Tom served in the USAF and was VP of Sales and Marketing for Cincinnati Time Recorder Co. for 12 years. After leaving Time Recorder, he became an owner of The Ohmart Corporation and retired as the Chairman & CEO. Tom has been active in various leadership positions at MCC and leads a Small Group Bible Study. He helped start a Young Life Chapter at a local High School and served on the board of the Salvation Army. Since retirement Tom’s passion is mentoring, coaching, and helping young adults in life, work, and faith. He also works with family businesses as they transfer ownership to the next generation. Jane is very active with dog therapy, where she visits local hospitals and hospice ministering God’s love and peace to the sick and dying. Tom can often be spotted in a bright red Bearcats jacket and spiffy shoes.

Rob Seetin

Vice-chair

Rob has been an elder at MCC for a little more than a year. He grew up in a military home and moved often as a kid. His church background began with his grandparents, who were heavily involved in the SBC and ran a food pantry. In 2002 Rob had a life altering experience with Jesus. Rob served several years with a high school youth group in Colorado Springs, where he met and served with his wife, Leslie. He used his gifts as a hair stylist to share the Gospel with his clients and co-workers and to serve orphans and missionaries on mission trips. He briefly served as youth pastor at a church in Colorado Springs before moving to Cincinnati, where he embarked on a new career journey in the financial services industry. Rob currently leads the Men’s Ministry and a weekly Men’s Bible Study. Rob is the only elder with tatts.

Rob Urbanski

Rob has been an elder for four years and has been attending Mariemont Community Church for 11 years with his wife, Laura, and two sons, Logan (21) and Colton (18). Rob came to Christ during college after being witnessed to during his teenage and early college years, where he met Laura. They have been married 27 years. He and Laura have served as youth leaders, led small groups, and helped people manage their finances. He and Laura lead Financial Peace University at MCC, plan youth mission trips, and lead a weekly small group. Rob loves advising the local Scouting organization we sponsor (his two sons are both Eagle Scouts) and Laura is a college math instructor who loves tutoring at-risk kids.

Denis Beausejour

Senior Pastor

Denis Beausejour has been lead elder of Mariemont Church since 2004. Denis and Marianne have been married 37 years and have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren. Denis is a native of Canada and came to Cincinnati as his final stop in a 22 year international career with Procter & Gamble. Denis met Jesus in China in 1996 and gave his life for the Gospel of the Kingdom. Denis has a Masters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and served with Campus Crusade for Christ for three years before being called to Mariemont Church in 2004. Through ministry assignments with the Church of Cincinnati, The Prayer Covenant, the CityLink Center, OneCity Foundation and pastoral friendships, Denis has been earnestly engaged in prayer and action for unity in the Body of Christ in our City and beyond. Denis and Marianne love leading tours to Israel and being Mimi and Papa to their delightful grandchildren.

Staff

Denis Beausejour

Senior Pastor

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 geology.

Sean Wikoff

Custodian

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 Cofskey

Part-time Administrator

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!

Leslie Seetin

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.

Mark Simes

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.

Paul Rasmussen

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 32 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

Preschool Director

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.

All Are Welcome

Services held every Sunday at 9am & 11am