Who Are We?

Monroe Community Church is an emerging and growing Christian church located in the Monroe North neighborhood in downtown Grand Rapids MI.  MCC has its roots in the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition of Christianity and is part of the Christian Reformed Church denomination.  When you come to MCC you will both find and meet a diverse group of people.

What Do We Believe?

At Monroe Community Church…

We believe in God the Father who created the world and governs all things: that He is our faithful Father. We believe God is actively and continually at work in us and around us.

We believe in God the Son who came to this earth as Jesus Christ, died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, and rose from the dead to give us new life.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit who lives in believers and continually nurtures us so that we may grow in Christ-likeness. The Spirit also empowers us so that we may be Jesus’ witnesses in the world.

We believe that through faith in Jesus Christ, we receive forgiveness for everything about us that separates us from a holy God. In that forgiveness, we will one day be raised from the dead, and share the joy of eternity spent with God.

These beliefs are summarized for us in the historic creeds and confessions of the Christian church. To learn more about these, click on the links below:

Apostles Creed link
Nicene Creed link
Heidelberg Catechism link
Contemporary Testimony link

What are MCC’s Mission, Vision, and Values?

Our mission at Monroe Community Church is to connect our downtown community to our life changing God. To learn more about this mission, the values that shape it, and the hopes and dreams we have for the future of MCC.

See Values/Vision

Who are the leaders at MCC?

The Vision Team is the leadership team of Monroe Community Church. It is comprised of the pastors and six members of MCC. The Vision Team divides its responsibilities into three sub teams: The Growth Team who focuses on the mission and vision of MCC; The Pastoral Care Team who focuses their time on the spiritual well being of the people who call MCC their church; and the Admin Team who focuses their time on staff accountability, budget, and facilities matters. The Vision Team meets together monthly, normally on the 3rd Monday evening of the month.

Terry Sharp – Pastoral Care Team

Sid Jansma – Pastoral Care Team

Eric Kamstra – Growth Team

Stephanie Wildey – Growth Team

David Knittle – Admin Team

Brian Bolt – Admin Team

Pastor – Amy Schenkel
E-mail: pastoramy@monroecommunitychurch.org
Phone: 233-7515

Pastor – Henry Schenkel
E-mail: pastorhenry@monroecommunitychurch.org
Phone: 233-7515

Worship Leader – Zach Backstrom
E-mail: zach@monroecommunitychurch.org

Bridge Youth Leaders – Evan & Stephanie Wildey
E-mail: evan@monroecommunitychurch.org
E-mail: stephanie@monroecommunitychurch.org

Middle School Youth Leader – Liz DeHeer
E-mail: liz@monroecommunitychurch.org

Nursery Director – Myrna Duflo
E-mail: myrna@monroecommunitychurch.org

Administrative Assistant – Dave Hartwell
E-mail: info@monroecommunitychurch.org