Staff Bios

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Rev. Christina Greenawalt, Interim Pastor

Rev. Greenawalt is an endangered species, a Native Floridian. She met her husband while visiting the Magic Kingdom in 1995 – it truly is the most magical place on earth 😊. They celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in 2020 and enjoy living the “country” life out in Chuluota, a rural part of Seminole County - near Oviedo.
Christina joined the staff of Central Florida Presbytery at the end of 2017 and is now the Assistant Stated Clerk.  She is happy to be joining MIPC as Interim Pastor as of January 2021.

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Chad McClellan, Chancel Choir Director

Chad McClellan is a graduate of Rollins College where he studied vocal performance and conducting. Chad currently teaches chorus and piano at Piedmont Lakes Middle School in Apopka, Florida and serves as Chancel Choir director at Merritt Island Presbyterian Church. He is also in his second term as the president of the board of directors for the Garden Community Choir, Inc. In 2008, he formed Sounds Like Chicken A Cappella, an all male vocal group that performs throughout the Central Florida area.

In 2011, he was the founding president of the Sigma Eta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the nation's largest music fraternity. He is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Florida Vocal Association, Florida Music Educators Association, and Barbershop Harmony Society, and is a Big Brother in Big Brother Big Sisters of America.

Chad enjoys singing, cooking, fishing, archery, movies, writing, and spending time with his chihuahua Pickles.

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Leslie Mitchell, Financial Secretary

Leslie is originally from Michigan but has called Florida home for more than 40 years.  She has attended MIPC since 1977 and became the Praise Band director when we first started our contemporary service in 1997.  In 2014 she took on the added responsibility of being the church secretary, and as of January 2019 became Financial Secretary.  She has now retired from her Praise Band duties! She holds a BS in Hospitality Management from Florida International University and has many years experience in both the business and music industries.  She regularly plays keyboard for local bands and theaters, and accompanies students at solo & ensemble and drama competition.  In her spare time, Leslie likes to read, watch movies, and run in local 5K races.  She lives in Rockledge and has three grown sons, TJ, Forrest & Sheldon; two daughters-in-law; and two teenage cats, Ziggy and Nala.