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.
Joyce Peachey Lind is an Associate Pastor at Community Mennonite Church. She has been serving CMC since 2020. She graduated with an M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education from JMU and is currently enrolled at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary where she is pursuing an M.Div. in Christian Faith Formation. Previously Joyce served as the church administrator at CMC, taught first grade at Eastern Mennonite School, and wrote and edited Sunday School Curriculum for Shine. Joyce enjoys music, reading, and coffee and conversation with friends. She and her husband, Myron, have two young adult sons.
Watch Pastor Joyce's recent sermons here.
You can email Pastor Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.