The Reverend Kathryn Z. Johnston

2013-08-22 19.02.43The Reverend Kathryn Z. Johnston began serving with the congregation of Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church as Senior Pastor/Head of Staff in March, 2009.  Ordained in 2001, Reverend Johnston previously served as Solo Pastor at Dickinson Presbyterian Church, Carlisle, PA. She has a passion for proclaiming the Word of God and seeks to nurture God’s beloved children in all stages of their faith.  She currently serves on the Strategy Team of NEXT Church.  A graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, Kathryn earned her M.Div. at Princeton Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey; her home state.  Reverend Johnston is married to the Reverend Martha K. Spong.  Together they have four children (2 grown, 1 in college, 1 in grade school), 2 cats and a lively lab mix named Teddy.
717-697-0351 ext. 4

The Reverend Mark A. Allio

Mark-3-16The Reverend Mark A. Allio is our Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults.  He grew up in Clarion, PA and attended Clarion University.  He followed a call in Youth Ministry by serving as Director of Youth and Families at First Presbyterian Church in Anchorage, AK for three years.  He returned to Pennsylvania to attend Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and graduated in May 2011.  His family includes his wife Carrie and sons Asher and Gage.
717-697-0351 ext. 32

Mary Speedy

2016-07-web-Mary-SpeedyMary Speedy is our interim Director of Christian Education.  She became a member of MPC in 2010 and has been a Sunday School teacher, a grandfriend, and worked with the Peacemaking and Justice Committee.  She is a certified Christian Educator who was presented with the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.  Mary has worked as a Christian Educator in New York State, near Philadelphia, and locally at Pine Street, Camp Hill, and Monaghan Presbyterian Churches.  She is honorably retired from Monaghan in 2009.
717-697-0351 ext. 27

David Binkley

davidBDavid Binkley is our substitute musician for June 1st through September 5th.  Mr. Binkley retired after 42 years as organist/choir master at Camp Hill Presbyterian Church.

Connie J. Sutton

Connie J. SuttonConnie J. Sutton is the Administrative Assistant for MPC and began serving in 1976.  She grew up in Mechanicsburg and graduated from Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School and Goldey Beacom Junior College at Wilmington, DE.  She and her husband, Herb, have one son, Jeff, who resides in Los Angeles, CA.  Connie’s joys include gardening, the outdoors and watching movies.
717-697-0351 ext.1


Jennifer Arndt

Jennifer ArndtJennifer Arndt is the Office Manager and has worked at MPC since April, 2006.  Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, she is a 1998 graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Jennifer and her husband, John, married in August, 2000, and have two children, Ethan and Olivia.  In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family.
717-697-0351 ext.2


Don Hopper

Don HopperDon Hopper has been the church Treasurer since 1980.  Don received a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.  Don’s corporate career was with Verizon’s accounting and data processing department.  After many transfers, he and his family settled in the Central PA area.  He and his wife, Ginny, both enjoy traveling, their home, and meeting new people.  They are also active in community organizations.  Don and Ginny have two grown children, Jeff and Jodi.
717-697-0351 ext.7

Haydee Ayon

2016-07-web-HaydeeHaydee  became a member of our church staff in April 2016 and is our Custodian.  She and her husband have three children.  Their oldest daughter is married, their son is in the pre-med program at University of Pittsburgh, and the youngest daughter will be going into second grade in the fall.  Haydee enjoys cruising and cooking.



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