Our Pastoral Team consists of pastors, pastoral elders, and a young adult appointee. They meet regularly to pray for and address the pastoral needs of our congregation. Throughout the year Pastoral Team leads the congregation in rituals that mark life transitions or recognize special times in the life of our church. Often they host seminary interns or undergraduate students exploring pastoral gifts and interests.
Jennifer Davis Sensenig is lead pastor of CMC. She has shepherded the congregation since the fall of 2008. She earned an MDiv from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in 1998 with a concentration in Biblical studies and has formerly served as pastor of Cedar Falls Mennonite Church (IA) and Pasadena Mennonite Church (CA.) She leads Bible studies, practices Biblical Storytelling and serves as President of Faith in Action, a multi-faith coalition of congregations who address local justice issues. She and her husband, Kent, enjoy gardening together.
Jason Gerlach is an Associate Pastor at Community Mennonite Church. He has been serving CMC since 2005 (half-time as Youth Pastor until January 2012). Previous employment includes 5 years at Virginia Mennonite Conference as Conference Youth Minister. He graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary. In 2017, he earned a Master of Theology from Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond). When he is not at CMC, spending time with his family, or reading literature, he is cheering for a Philly sports team.
Byron Peachey is a half-time interim pastor at CMC, serving Jan. – May of 2020. He is a member of CMC and holds ministerial credentials. He has served in campus ministries at Eastern Mennonite University, jointly led cross-cultural terms with his spouse, Deanna Durham, and currently teaches part-time at EMU. In addition to an M.Div. Byron graduated with a master's degree in Counseling from EMU. In this interim pastoral role with Community Mennonite Church, Pastor Byron will focus on pastoral care, worship, relating to our small groups and some preaching.
You can email Pastor Byron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out Pastoral Elders are Mike Brislen and Veva Mumaw. Hannah Bailey is the young adult appointee serving a one year term.