Dr. Steven Flora, Senior Pastor:
Steve and Karan came to MCC in 2008 from Spokane, Washington and have been married since 1981. They have three sons Travis, Brett, and Alex living in the US. Steve is an ordained pastor with a Master of Theology in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family from Talbot School of Theology. Karan is a middle school teacher for learning support. Their hobbies include bicycling, walking, reading, cross-country skiing (not in Egypt), arts & culture, and travel.
Amy Widener, Director of Family Ministries:
Amy has a Master of Arts from Denver Seminary in Christian Education. She was MCC Youth Pastor from 1994-2004, and since 2009 oversees children and youth programs, plus leads the women’s ministry, teaching the community bible study on Mondays. She is mom of Caleb (born in 2004 and is her daily joy), and Macon who is saving her a seat at the great banquet table in heaven. Egypt is “home” for Amy, but she always considers herself a Texan! She loves good conversation and coffee, and dreams about hiking in the Rockies again.
Bettina Cleland, Director of Youth Ministries:
Bettina was born and grew up in Germany, though her mother is from Switzerland and her father from Germany. After finishing her education as dental technician, she went to the Philippines for a year and fell in love with other cultures. She finished her Bachelor from the European Theological Seminary in 2013. Bettina loves to work with youth and was very active in her home church in youth ministry. Before she became the Youth Director in 2013, she volunteered at MCC and African Hope. She and Brandon were married in July 2015.
Tim Brazeau, Director of Life Groups (part-time):
Tim and Roxanne come from Alberta, Canada where he was a pastor for more than 25 years before feeling God call him and Roxanne into overseas ministry. They have been married since 1978 and have one son and one daughter, and several grandchildren. Tim coordinates and encourages our volunteers and leaders of our Life Groups (small group ministry) to exhort everyone to find a mini-community to support them in Cairo. Roxanne is also one of our worship leaders.
Elias Santos, Director of Development & Outreach (part-time):
Elias and Ruth are from Brazil and have been married since 1999. They have three children born in Egypt from 2003 to 2014. They came to Egypt in 2001 to be involved with leadership, business, and social projects to help the needy. Then in March 2014, God opened the opportunity to work as a bridge to MCC ministry partners. Elias visits partners to understand their challenges and assist through prayer, encouragement, guidance, and assessing needs. His goal is to devise strategies that will advance the kingdom of God for the greater MCC family.