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While there are many people who provide leadership to Missio Dei, the following list details those who provide more active day to day leadership across different layers of our church. If you would like more information about the pastors or other leaders in Missio Dei, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is made up of the pastor/elders, and 4-6 women and men from the congregation. The members of the Leadership Team works alongside the pastor/elders to chart the long-range vision of MDC and and to work through issues related to growing and strengthening our current ministries. This work is with a view toward growing MDC more toward Christ and His Kingdom's rule of love. We believe that this will affect us on four levels, our relationship with ourselves, with God, with others, and with the world we live in. In order to do this well, we believe that God will use not only the pastors but also the people of MDC in our effort to follow His lead. 

For a current list of who is serving on the Leadership Team please feel free to reach out to us as this group changes on a yearly basis.

The Pastor Team

 Joel and Jill

Joel Wentz - Teaching & Worship Pastor

Joel and Jill have been serving MDC in multiple capacities for a number of years, from KidsQuest, to worship, and many things in between. Joel worked for 8 years in college campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship before joining the MDC staff in January of 2020. 

As Teaching Pastor, Joel's focus is on shepherding, theological content and preaching, and oversight of weekly worship gatherings.


Joey Fassett 

Joey and Lisa, along with their children, moved to Maine in 2004 to help start Missio Dei Church. Joey has worked in a number of different areas within MDC. Joey also works outside of MDC in executive leadership within a local business. He loves his family, playing baseball, and training in MMA with his sons.


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Doug Tedder

Doug and Gwen Tedder, along with their three sons, started attending MDC in 2012. Since then, they've all been involved in many aspects of the church family and functioning, especially in the area of small, home groups.

Doug has worked in software for all of his career. The Tedder family lives in Portland and enjoys hosting people at their home and making them feel welcome.



Betsy Parkerson

Betsy has been serving in KidsQuest for many years. In 2018 she took over the primary leadership role as the director. She loves kids, teachers, and providing organizational leadership to one of our most significant ministries at MDC. We are thankful for her leadership and her love for Jesus and kids.