Collene carney

lead pastor           


Collene grew up in Rochester, NY. While at Houghton College, she felt the call to career ministry. She was ordained with the Free Methodist Church in 2000, the same year she came to Monacrest. From 2000-2017, she served as youth, small group and associate pastor.  On June 4, 2017, Collene became the lead pastor of Monacrest.  Collene and her husband, Dirk, have two children: Alexa is a freshman at Roberts Wesleyan College and Max is a junior at Central Valley.



emilee smith

associate pastor OF YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS           

Emilee grew up in Rochester, PA.  In 2016 she spent a year in Cuba.  While she was in Cuba she served as an associate pastor to the Methodist bishop preaching, participating in worship, leading women's bible studies and working with teens. Emilee was ordained an elder in the Free Methodist Church in June of 2019.  In 2017 she was hired as the youth pastor/administrator.  Currently, she is transitioning to our associate pastor working with teens and young adults.



raeanne barlow

3rd step pastor           


Raeanne grew up at Monacrest.  She then attended Roberts Wesleyan College and Franciscan University.  She has worked as an associate pastor in the Pittsburgh Conference as well as a social worker and family therapist at various agencies in the county.  She is currently a stay at home mom to her sons, Elijah and Jeremy.  Raeanne is the daughter, sister, cousin and aunt of addicts. She has a passion for helping people partner with Jesus in their recovery from all sorts of addictions.




job opening

worship director           

Monacrest is hiring a worship director.

Please send resumes to:




mike and chelsea mason

kids ministry           

Mike and Chelsea Mason are lifelong Rochester, PA residents and graduates of Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA.  Mike has served at Monacrest on the Leadership Team, Finance Team, and VBS Planning Committee.  Chelsea has served at Monacrest on the Delegates Team and VBS Planning Committee.  They have traveled to Cuba on one of the mission trips.  Mike works as an Applications Engineer and Chelsea is an Administrative Assistant.  They have 3 young children and enjoy spending time together as a family. 



dave and karen smith

god's choice ministry          

Dave and Karen are long time members of the Monacrest Church.  Dave, Karen and their wonderful staff of volunteers run God's Choice Church every Monday night.  The special ability community gather for a homecooked meal, worship, teaching, craft and prizes.  Dave and Karen enjoy retirement and spending time with their family.