About

"When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself." - Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Thanks for stopping by my website, my name is Jeff McLain, and I grew up inspired by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Jesus, the California Raisins, and The Clash. Those inspirations are still influences on my life today. I'm an avid fan of baseball, boardwalks, beaches and books.

Katie McLain and I have been married for over sixteen years. Though we were raised on opposite coasts, our journey started when we crossed paths in an east coast diner. Since then, our story has spanned many adventures, and has resulted in three wonder-filled daughters. Our daughters share our love for Phillies baseball, Ocean City Maryland, Chesapeake Bay life, reading and road trips.

Together, Katie and I serve as the pastoral leaders at River Corner Church; a growing church community of everyday people who gather to worship God, follow Jesus, and journey through life together. Our rural community is intentional about being simple, caring, and intergenerational. We are a people who want to partner with the Holy Spirit to bring healing and peace to the places we live, work, and play.

I also serve part-time as the Director of Training in Ministry at Rosedale Bible College, an accredited, innovative, and affordable online distance learning program.

Full-time, I serve as the Director of Pastoral Ministry at a local homeless mission in Lancaster City.

Prior to these roles, I had served in the leadership of several churches and non-profit organizations; and had previously served in concert and event promotions for over a decade. For many years, I have served as an activist, roadie, stage manager and in artist management.

In 2020, I graduated from Fuller Seminary with a Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry. Currently, I am finishing a Master of Arts in Global Leadership, also at Fuller Seminary, and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management at City Vision University. In the past, I studied Biblical Leadership and Biblical Studies at the Vineyard Institute, Pastoral Ministry at Eastern Mennonite University, and I have taken various classes and programs through several other colleges and learning community experiences.

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Education
Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management, October 2022, City Vision University
Masters in Global Leadership, TBA 2023, Fuller Seminary
Masters in Theology and Ministry, 2020, Fuller Seminary
Classes in Leadership & Organizational Management, 2021-2022, Eastern Mennonite University
Certificate in Pastoral Studies, 2019, Vineyard Institute
Certificate in Biblical Studies, 2018, Vineyard Institute
Certificate in Pastoral Ministry, 2017, Eastern Mennonite University
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Experience
Director of Pastoral Ministries, 2020-Current, Water Street Mission
Director of Training in Ministry, 2021-Current, Rosedale Bible College
Pastor, 2022-Current, River Corner Church
Pastor, 2013-2020, East Petersburg Mennonite Church
Youthcare Worker, 2012-2013, Manos House
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