Meet our Staff

 
MCC’s staff exists to serve you! Should you have specific questions, comments, or even want to volunteer with your particular gifts/skills in an area of ministry, these folks are a good place to start!
 
 
 
 
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Wayne McDonald – Pastor

I was born and raised in north Mississippi. My spiritual journey began at age five while sitting on my mother’s lap, hearing the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. As Mom explained the Lord’s innocence and goodness, that Jesus had voluntarily accepted the punishment we all deserved for disobeying God’s law, the punishment I deserved, a little boy’s heart was captivated. I’ve never gotten over it!
 
When it came time to go to college, I chose to attend The University of Mississippi, better known as Ole Miss. There I was engaged in an excellent campus Christian group, The Navigators, which cultivated my faith to grow richer and deeper. In 1979 I graduated with a business degree, but as an upper-classman God began leading me to prepare for a life in ministry. Upon graduation I began a Master’s program at Columbia International University (formerly Columbia Bible College) in Columbia, South Carolina. After two years there I was convinced that God wanted me to pursue pastoral training at Dallas Theological Seminary. So, I moved to Dallas and began work on a Master of Theology degree, which I received in 1986. While at DTS, I cut my teeth in ministry while serving in various roles in the Single Adult Ministry of First Baptist Church, Dallas.
 
Along the way I met my match in a young attorney named Brenda Nichols. We married in 1988 while serving Coronado Baptist Church in El Paso, Texas. God began to stir us up with a specific desire to plant a non-denominational church that would reach folks who might not associate themselves with more traditional, “name-brand” styles of church.
 
On April Fool’s Day, 1990, Metrocrest Community Church was born through the efforts of six like-minded friends, and the fellowship has kept me hopping ever since!
 
During those early years the Lord gave us two magnificent gifts, Claire and Meredith, who own their father’s heart. Both purposefully choose to follow Christ daily as young adults, for which both Mom and Dad are joyously grateful. In 2014 Claire married a gifted and Godly young man, Graham McMillan, who also walks with God.
 
Brenda and I are thrilled and thankful for God’s continuous grace and generosity to us. We would love to walk alongside you as you, too, discover the long reach of God’s goodness.
 
If you would like to contact Pastor Wayne, click here

 Geo Ammerman – Discipleship/Team Development

Growing in up in the suburbs of Dallas, I was raised in and around the church.
Family prayer and devotions were the norm in my household. As a young child I
remember understanding that I was broken, and that Jesus loved me and died for me.
Thus as a five-year- old, though I only had a five-year- old understanding of the Gospel, I decided to follow Jesus as the Lord of my life.
 
Into middle school and high school, I grew in ownership of my faith. Desiring to spend time with God and obey his commands. I was able to grow in leadership and discipleship at my church and school. During this season my awareness of own depravity came into the light in a new way as I sought the approval of my peers and came into contact with pornography. This is a season where I began to live a dual life, struggling with my own depravity in isolation, but trying to live a life pleasing to God in community.

As I went to college, God brought me to my knees as my sin began affecting
those around me. My eyes were opened to the pride and self-righteousness in my life
and I began to realize my need for God’s lordship in my life. After spending two years
doing college ministry with Cru at Kansas State University, my alma mater, I moved
back to Dallas where I got involved with a residency program at Watermark Community Church, developing my heart for the local church.
 
Through these experiences, I recognized my passion for service and shepherding and God-given desire to pastor God’s people. Through a family friend I was first introduced to Metrocrest and was quickly impressed with the humility and faithfulness of the church and it’s leadership. I eagerly jumped on board September 2017.
 
In my free time I enjoy being active (playing sports and exercising), spending time with friends and family, reading, and watching movies.
 

Sharayah Romero – Communications Admin

Sharayah became a believer very young, after the death of her closest friend and cousin. While the conversion was based on a fear of death, she continued to attend church weekly to learn of the great life Jesus has to offer on this side of heaven. She studied at Northwestern University, where her education and service in a para-church organization solidified the truth of the good news for which she owes a great debt.
 
Her passion for following Christ led to serving in churches in Virginia and Colorado, culminating in serving overseas in Argentina for four years. Her focus has always been youth ministry, missions and communications administration. She currently works in Coppell and is married to Cristian from Argentina (her permanent souvenir, as she likes to say). They both plan on serving overseas again when God calls, but in the mean time love the community and Bible teaching MCC has provided.
 
 
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Elizabeth Keller – Accountant

I grew up in a military family that did not approve of church or church-goers. In spite of this, I always felt drawn to church. I met my husband, Michael, while we were attending the University of Washington. Michael was already committed to the U.S. Navy. We were married in 1979 and three days later we made the first of our many moves.
 
During Michael’s active duty service, we attended many churches in many different states. Each time we moved, we had a better idea of what we were looking for in a church. During this time, I grew from merely attending church to recognizing a saving faith. With that recognition came a hunger to study God’s word. When we returned to the Seattle area in 1990, we found a Bible teaching church, where we actively pursued bible study. In 2011, Michael’s civilian job moved us to DFW.
 
When we found MCC, we stopped looking for a church. My highest priority was met: messages that are scripture based. We also felt welcome. I love that there are several opportunities each week to gather in prayer. I also appreciate the variety of small groups. When I decided to leave corporate accounting, I was excited to use my occupation in support God’s work through MCC.
 
Michael and I have two married sons and four grandchildren.