Hello! I am Jeff McLain.
I am the Lead Pastor at East Petersburg Mennonite Church. We are a community that is learning to live and love like Jesus in East Petersburg, PA. In addition to pastoring, I am actively involved volunteering with the East Petersburg Events Committee and with facilitating the East Petersburg Minister’s Meetup.
Also, I am a dad who drinks a lot of coffee to keep up with my three daughters and my beautiful wife – Katie McLain. We are leaning to live simply in the Constitution Square neighborhood of East Petersburg, with our hodgepodge of pets. When we can get away, we enjoy beach trips and adventuring to new places.
Personally, I am committed to – following Jesus, investing locally in our East Petersburg neighborhood and learning to live simply. Katie McLain and I are both committed to joining the Kingdom of God, as it releases a gospel-fluent missional movement of multiplying Spirit-led disciples, leaders, and faith communities both in our own neighborhood and in various other neighborhood contexts.
I enjoy connecting with other churches, organizations, and individuals to collaborate on projects or to work alongside church planters, missional communities and neighborhood initiatives. I also enjoy new opportunities and invite you to connect with me.
Though I have lived all over the place, I was born and raised locally in Lancaster County. Prior to pastoring, I experienced a little of everything from working with animal training to touring the country with friends bands, organizations, artist management and general sojourneying adventures. Locally, I’ve continued to also host events as a concert promoter for over 16 years. When I wasn’t on the road or promoting concerts, I have found myself in a lot of varying roles – including as a retail clerk, activist, barista, greenhouse worker, Amtrak Redcap, limousine driver and a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Youthcare Worker.
I studied briefly through the Vineyard Leaders Institute, and through the Eastern Mennonite University at the Lancaster Campus. During my free time, you will most likely find me reading, catching a baseball game, practicing photography, listening to my large (and growing) music collection or with my family taking an impromptu road trip.
Learn more about me.
+ Press and Media: Explore where I have shown up in the press and media.
+ About Katie and Jeff McLain: We want to collaborate with you. Discover more about us, our experiences, personalities and more.
+ Speaking: On most Sunday mornings you will find me speaking at East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Though, occasionally, I get the chance to speak elsewhere or host special events.
+ Messages: On Sunday mornings I get to share a lot about Jesus, the Bible, and things God places on my heart. You can find some of my most recent messages here.
+ Connect: I am always interested in connecting with individuals. Additionally, I love to hear about new opportunities.