Leadership

Steve Sisson

Steve Sisson, executive director

In January 2011, Steve Sisson joined the Missionary Church Investment Fund (MCIF) as executive director. Prior to coming to MCIF, he served as a vice president of business banking at Grabill Bank, Fort Wayne, Indiana, for more than 13 years. At MCIF, Steve oversees the day-to-day operations as well as the foundation’s direction and development. Steve holds a BS degree in finance from Franklin University and is a member of Woodburn Missionary Church, Woodburn, Indiana.

Cindy Sparling

Cindy Sparling, administrative assistant

In November 2012, Cindy Sparling joined the Missionary Church Investment Foundation (MCIF) as administrative assistant, providing customer service to churches, ministries and investors. She’s also the receptionist and assistant to the denomination’s director of development/communication. Prior to coming to the Missionary Church headquarters, she worked as a loan processor and customer service representative at Wells Fargo for more than 15 years. Cindy attends Avalon Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and works with the youth group.

Officers - MCIF Board of Directors

Wesley Steury, president

Since 1979, Wesley Steury has worked for the law firm of Burt, Blee, Dixon, Sutton & Bloom in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the past treasurer and vice president of the Missionary Church Investment Foundation. Wesley holds a BA from Taylor University and JD from the University of Michigan. A member of First Missionary Church, Fort Wayne, he serves as treasurer and director of Hope House, Inc., a halfway house for chemically dependent women in Fort Wayne.

Brent Clifton, vice-president

Brent Clifton is the retired CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Grabill Bank, Grabill, Indiana, having served the bank since 1969. Today, he serves as chairman of Independent Alliance Banks, a bank holding company. A member of Grabill Missionary Church and a Big Brother, Brent holds a BS degree from Indiana University in business management.

Jack F. D'Arcy, secretary

Jack D’Arcy is a self-employed accountant in Marlette, Michigan. He’s a member of the Marlette Community Hospital Foundation board of directors, National Society of Accountants and Lamotte Missionary Church, serving as its treasurer. Jack holds a BA from Bethel College and a MA from Michigan State University.

Jeremy Steup, treasurer

Jeremy Steup has been Assistant Director of Financial Services for the Denomination since 2012. He is a CPA and has held various accounting and financial positions prior to his joining the Denomination. Jeremy is a member of Life Community Church and, by appointment of the General Oversight Council, is an Ex Officio member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

MCIF Board of Directors

Dan Bridges, director

Dan Bridges taught in the public school system for 8 years, served as a church consultant with Church Growth Services, and most recently, works as the Assistant Superintendent in the North Central District of the Missionary Church.  Dan also serves on the Board of Directors of United Missionary Loans and Investments.  He has a B.A. in Biology from Goshen College and a Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree from the University of Notre Dame.  Dan also serves as Treasurer of Missionary Church, Inc. (the denomination).

Rev. Steve Jones, director

Steve received his B.A. at Spring Arbor College and his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.  Steve began his pastoral ministry by planting a church in Columbus, OH.  Six years later, he was called to Pastor Kalamazoo Missionary Church, where he served for 10 years.  Steve then pastored First Missionary Church in Ft. Wayne and then was elected Superintendent of the Central District of the Missionary Church in 2007, where he served until he was elected President of Missionary Church, Inc. (the denomination) in July of 2013.

Ryan King, director

Ryan King is a CPA and part owner of King and King CPAs, an accounting firm with offices in Imlay City and Marlette, both in Michigan.  Ryan graduated from Bethel College with an Accounting major and a minor in Economics and is also a member of Orchards Community Church in Romeo, MI.  Ryan enjoys leading other members of his church on mission trips and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Michigan Missionary Loans and Investments.

Gary Martin, director

Gary Martin serves as president of United Missionary Loans and Investments.  Gary is retired, having worked as an Electrician, a Service Manager and an Electrical Estimator. He has received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Science Specialty from IVY Tech Community College.  Gary also serves as Treasurer for the Missionary Church North Central District and is a member of St. Mark Missionary Church in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Rev. Jim Santiago, director

Rev. Jim Santiago is the Central District’s Director of Hispanic Church Multiplication, a position he’s held since 2006.  Prior to working for the Central District, Jim served as a pastor in the Missionary Church for more than 11 years. He’s on the advisory board of New Life for Girls, a women’s rehabilitation ministry, and attends Cornerstone Community Church in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Jeff Kephart, director

Dr. Jeff Kephart is the Regional Director of the East Central Region of the Missioanry Church. Jeff also serves on the Missionary Church's Ministry Leadership Council and the Constitutional Committe. He has pastored in the East Central Region for 30 years and is currently a member of True Life Community Church. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education from Messiah College, a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary.

Doug Stitt

Doug Stitt is a graphic designer, copywriter, photographer and owner of Sensible Creative, a marketing communications company in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Doug graduated from Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University) with a B.S. in Bible and a pastoral major. In addition to serving on the design team at Pathway Community Church, Doug also found and leads Serving Simply, a feeding and caring ministry in downtown Fort Wayne, serving the homeless and needy every Saturday.