Together We Stand

MPC is part of a movement called ECO across Florida and the nation and here are some of our core values:

Accountable Community:
We believe guidance is a corporate spiritual experience. We want to connect leaders to one another in healthy relationships of accountability, synergy, and care.

Egalitarian Ministry:
We believe in unleashing the ministry gifts of women, men, and every ethnic group.

Missional Centrality:
We believe in living out the whole of the Great Commission – including evangelism, spiritual formation, compassion, and redemptive justice – in our communities and around the world.

Center-focused Spirituality:
We believe in calling people to the core of what it means to be followers of Jesus – what “mere Christianity” is and does – and not fixate on the boundaries.

Leadership Velocity:
We believe identifying and developing gospel-centered leaders is critical for the church, and a great leadership culture is risk-taking, innovative, and organic.

Kingdom Vitality:
We believe congregations should vigorously reproduce new missional communities to expand the Kingdom of God.

A Family

We are a welcoming, loving church family. We pray for each other, we encourage one another and we bear each other’s burdens. We thoughtfully engage with the Bible to learn, teach and disciple those who are already known and loved by our community, and those we do not yet know well. We are a small community that is part of God’s vast and collective church that stretches around the world and throughout time. We gather weekly at a beautiful, traditional church building at 1300 S. Olive Avenue, and we gather throughout the week in small groups and one-on-one as we live out our faith together. We are grateful for our physical church building, and we are aware that church in the fuller sense is with us wherever we go beyond the walls of our courtyard.

We want to know Christ and to make him known so that our lives and the lives of others in our community can be transformed.

Here are 5 values we embrace as we go about our mission:

No.1: “We engage thoughtfully with the Bible. We are most fully alive when we share Jesus’ love through acts of service to those in need. (1 Tim. 4:13; 2 Tim. 3:15-17).

No. 2: We know being part of a loving church family matters, and we welcome you to join us in caring for one another and our neighbors. (Rom 12:13; Heb. 13:2; Matt 22:26-40)

No. 3: We know each of our God-given talents unite in powerful ways because Jesus is with us when we pray, worship and serve together. (Psalm 145:4; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Cor. 12 & 13)

No. 4: We see God in the design and artistry of creation. We value artistic expression of members of friends in all we do. (Gen. 1:1, 1:26; Exodus 35:30-35)

No. 5: We want to share Jesus’ Gospel from West Palm Beach to Pahokee to Paraguay. Our greatest mission is to, “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18-20).

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We would love to hear from you, get to know you and tell you
more about how we live out our faith together.

Pastoral Team

JONATHAN GRENZ
JONATHAN GRENZInterim Pastor

Dr. Jonathan Grenz, a veteran of more than 25 years of ministry experience, is the dean of the School of Ministry. Prior to his appointment to the deanship, he served as director of Palm Beach Atlantic’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program and assistant director of the Center for Experiential Learning (PBA’s study aboard department).

Grenz has served as lead pastor, associate pastor in youth ministry and Christian education and director of a parachurch ministry. His ministry experience has spanned the Midwest, Northwest, southern California, south Florida and western Canada. He has been a full-time faculty member at Sioux Falls Seminary and an adjunct professor at Taylor University, College and Seminary in Edmonton, Alberta. He has led numerous short-term mission groups and recently has enjoyed opportunities to teach pastors in the Colombia, Nigeria, Philippines, and Ukraine.

He co-authored Synergistic Collaborations: Pastoral Care and Church Social Work, seeking to extend outreach ministries and new ways to collaborate with community organizations as they serve hurting people.

Grenz has a passion for mentoring and equipping emerging young Christian leaders for the church and the world. He also enjoys serving churches through consulting, leading the student ministries at his church, speaking at retreats and preaching at local churches.

Grenz serves as the president of the We Are Life board of directors, a foundation making a major impact in the lives of people in Colombia by providing them with resources for evangelism, ministry, education, enterprise, health care, and social work. He also serves as a systematic theology instructor and member of the board of directors of the Youth Ministry Institute in Orlando.

He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of Jesse, who graduated from PBA with the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and the Master of Divinity, and Phoebe, who graduated from PBA with the Bachelor of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies.

 B.A., Taylor University College and Seminary; M.Div., Sioux Falls Seminary; Ph.D., Biola University.

JORDAN SMITH
JORDAN SMITHDirector of Outreach & Soul Care
Jordan Smith is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, where he completed his undergraduate from the University of Aberdeen in religious studies. He moved to West Palm in 2015 to pursue his Maser’s of Divinity. Jordan worked for Providencia before joining the MPC team in the fall of 2018. Jordan loves traveling, cooking, golfing and yoga. He is passionate about social justice, racial reconciliation and engaging in city life. Jordan has served on the Mayor’s Faith Advisory Council, and currently serves as a crisis response Chaplin for the West Palm Beach Police Department. He is Palm Beach County’s Vice Chair for the Organize Against Racism Caucus and Co-Chair of the Clergy Social Justice Caucus. Jordan would love to take you out for a coffee soon to get to know you!
MATT JAMMEL
MATT JAMMELDirector of Family Ministries

Matthew Jammel is a South Florida Native who moved from Miami to West Palm Beach in 2011 to study at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has since graduated with his Bachelor’s in biblical & Theological studies in 2013 and Master’s of Divinity in 2016.

Matt is passionate about mentoring young people and engaging with them in their faith. As a former teacher, he enjoys the opportunity to teach as he desires that each person he encounters would develop a strong foundation of faith. 

Matt is also a major fan of racing and sports. He is a diehard Miami Heat, Seattle Seahawks, and Miami Dolphins fan. When he’s not watching sports he woefully attempts to play them. Same can be said for his mechanical endeavors. If he offers to fix your car you should politely decline.

DREW MELTON
DREW MELTONGuest Pastor
Drew and his wife Brittany moved to West Palm Beach in 2018, when Brittany took a post as assistant professor of biblical and theological studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Prior to moving to West Palm Beach, Drew served as associate pastor at St. Andrew’s Street Baptist Church in Cambridge, England, for five years. Drew serves as a teaching pastor at Providencia WPB. He also serves as the coordinator of the accelerated ministry program and instructor of biblical and theological studies at PBAU. Drew has postgraduate degrees in biblical studies and early Christianity. He and Brittany have two children, Owen and Afton. They are adjusting to life in West Palm Beach, but they have enjoyed the beaches, sunshine, running and getting to know the community around downtown.

Worship Team

KRISTIN ADAMS
KRISTIN ADAMSDirector of Children's Ministry
Kristin Adams was born in Rockledge, Florida and moved to West Palm Beach in 2005 to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she would earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music. She met her future husband, Nathaniel, during one of her music courses and they were married in November of 2011. Kristin and Nathaniel have two sons, Levi and Luke. Kristin earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Florida State University in 2016. Kristin has served in children’s ministries by way of teaching Sunday school, children’s sermons, Vacation Bible Schools, etc. at various churches throughout her life and has enjoyed being an active member of Memorial Presbyterian Church for the past 14 years. Her passion is to excite children about the grace and love of Christ and to encourage them to seek after Him. Currently, she is the ESE Coordinator at a West Palm Beach elementary school. Her interests include baking and spending time with her family.
KAITLYN WATSON
KAITLYN WATSONChoir Director
Kristin Adams was born in Rockledge, Florida and moved to West Palm Beach in 2005 to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she would earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music. She met her future husband, Nathaniel, during one of her music courses and they were married in November of 2011. Kristin and Nathaniel have two sons, Levi and Luke. Kristin earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Florida State University in 2016. Kristin has served in children’s ministries by way of teaching Sunday school, children’s sermons, Vacation Bible Schools, etc. at various churches throughout her life and has enjoyed being an active member of Memorial Presbyterian Church for the past 14 years. Her passion is to excite children about the grace and love of Christ and to encourage them to seek after Him. Currently, she is the ESE Coordinator at a West Palm Beach elementary school. Her interests include baking and spending time with her family.
NATE ADAMS
NATE ADAMSCo-Director of the Choir and Band
Nathaniel Adams was born in Racine, Wisconsin and moved to Palm Beach Gardens when he was nearly 13 years. He began attending The Kings Academy and, upon graduating, attended the University of Miami to study Vocal Performance. After a year at Miami, he felt led to transfer to Palm Beach Atlantic University where he continued to major in Music, and where he would soon meet his future wife, Kristin – who now serves at MPC as the Children’s Ministry Director. He currently is teaching music at an elementary school in Riviera Beach. He loves all sports, and is a Chicago Cubs fan since birth. Other interests include sports, home projects, and spending time with Kristin and their son Levi. 
PAM KWARCHAK
PAM KWARCHAKOffice Manager
Pam is a south Florida native. She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a degree in studio art and has her own small business as an illustrator. After training dressage horses for over 5 years, Pam worked at several churches here in south Florida. She joined the staff at Memorial in 2018 as the Office Manager. Pam loves free diving, yoga and travelling but her greatest love is her daughter, Isla. She also has a passion for missions work and joined MPC’s mission teams to Jamaica and Brazil while in high school and most recently was on the latest trip to Cuba.
HOGAN MCFADDEN
HOGAN MCFADDENAudio/Visual Technician
Hogan has been a member at Memorial for the majority of his life, having been baptized by Dr. Bill Stepp and then experiencing Confirmation with Pastor Randy Bare. He began volunteering his time to manage the audio/visual requirements of the church in 2012, and became an official member of the team in 2017.
AL SMITH
AL SMITHMaintenance and Construction
Al Smith is a master wood-worker with skills in all aspects of building and maintenance.  Outside of work, Al is actively involved in volunteering to help out where there are construction needs, etc.  In his off time (almost never) Al loves to fish.  His goal is to teach young people his trade.
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