Jesus is the head of our church... here are a few of our other leaders:
Lead Pastor / Elder - Michael Collins
Michael Collins and his wife, Rachael, have been married since 2007, and are the proud parents of Noah, Henry, Hattie, Sam, and Jude. Michael and Rachael, by the the Grace of God, and along with the commitment and faithfulness of several others planted Mercy's Door in February of 2017. Michael grew up as a military child (his parents retired at Scott AFB) and Rachael was born and raised in the area. They love Mascoutah and are incredibly thankful that God would allow them to return to the place where they, their family, and friends call home to begin a Christ centered church that exists for the glory of God and the joy of His people.
Prior to planting Mercy's Door, Michael served as the Executive Pastor of a church in the Chicago suburbs. (Don't worry he never became a Cubs fan). Before ministry Michael spent his career working in Homeland Security.
Brett Barton - Elder/Pastor of Gathered Worship
Brett and his wife Kat have been married for nine years and have two amazing little girls, Kelty (4) and Kallum (2). Brett and Kat came to Mercy's Door after spending three years in Southeast Asia as missionaries and english teachers. Brett's originally from the Metro East while Kat comes from Alabama (she's somehow lost the southern accent though). Brett's role at MD is to coordinate Sunday morning worship gatherings and continue to lead our church in a spirit of worship as we come face to face with the good news of the Gospel.
Adam Vega - Elder
Adam and Sarah Vega were married in 2011 and are the proud parents of three awesome boys: Jack, Boaz, and Gus. Adam and Sarah are both from the western suburbs of Chicago (though we don't hold that against them).
Dude Underwood - Elder
Dude and his wife Joy have been married for 19 years and have four amazing kiddos: JD (15), Matt (14), Moriah (12), and Beth (10). We are so excited that the United States Navy decided to bring the Underwoods to Mascoutah. Both Joy and Dude were born and raised in California (I hear their beaches are almost as nice as ours).
Daniel White - Elder
Daniel and Cynthia have been married fourteen years and have two beautiful girls (Annelyse who is 8 and Elizabeth who is 2) as well as two rough and tumble boys (Eli who is 6 and Caleb who is 4). Daniel is from South Carolina, and Cynthia hails from the Lonestar state. Daniel and Cynthia met at the U.S. Air Force Academy and we are incredibly excited the Lord flew them (get it.... because of the Air Force Academy) to us here at Mercy's Door.
Mike Collins - Elder
Mike and and his wide Sandy have been married for 37 years and are the proud parents of Michael and Rachael Collins and Stephen and Angela Kull. Meemaw and Pops (as they are lovingly refered to) spend much of their time hanging out with their 9 grand babies. Mike and Sandy also get to share their home and their lives with Katherine who is a Junior at Mascoutah High School.