Meet the Staff of McCook E-Free

Meet the Staff

Pastoral Staff

Senior Pastor

Jeff Donelan

Jeff graduated in 2012 with a MA degree in Christan Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jeff's calling and passion are to explore how the church can most effectively engage, equip, and encourage people in the discipleship process. Jeff and his wife, Deborah, have two boys, Josiah and Titus. The Donelan household is a big fan of the K State Wildcats since Jeff and Deborah both graduated from K State. After 8 years as our Adult Ministries Pastor, Jeff was officially announced as our new Senior Pastor on April 26, 2020.

Discipleship & Connections Pastor

Jeromie Disser

Hi, I am Jeromie Disser. I completed my degree in Religion and Business from Liberty University in May of 2023. While I find education important, the greater lesson gained is to be a complete follower of Christ and live my life as closely to Him as possible. My passion is connecting with people not just between myself and others, but connecting others around me with one another, helping them connect in a personal way that can help them grow together in Christ. My wife, Jamonica, and I are from Northwest Indiana and have five children, Alyssa, Juliana, Jeromie, Camryn, and Caitlyne. We also have three grandchildren, Colton, Mia, and Caiden. After finishing my degree and serving our church over the past nine years, the Lord made it clear it was time to be obedient and serve Him wherever He wanted us to go and He placed us in McCook. My family and I are blessed and excited to have the opportunity to serve here at McCook E-Free and we look forward to being a part of this community while sharing the good news God has for us all

Cambridge Campus Pastor

Jerry Ruzicka

Jerry was born on December 25, 1953, and completed high school in St. Paul, Nebraska. In 1972, he faced a decade-long battle with addiction before coming to Christ in April 1982. In 1985, Jerry enrolled in Bible College and earned a BA in Pastoral Missions/Bible (double major) in 1989. His calling to missions was affirmed during a concert while in college, leading him to the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. In 1998-2000, he served as the Pastor of Ansley Baptist Church. From Ansley, Jerry lived in McCook from 2000-2006 where he worked at the Work Ethic Camp and was also the Pastor at Evergreen Union Church from 2001-2006. Jerry then went to Kansas City from 2006-2017 when an opportunity for him to work in jail ministry opened up. Upon returning to McCook in 2017, Jerry and his wife became active members of McCook E-Free Church. Jerry taught a LifeStudy class on Sunday mornings for adults at our McCook Campus which he continued to do so until he was selected to be Cambridge Campus Pastor in December of 2023.

Youth & Family Pastor

We are hiring a Youth & Family Pastor

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for our Youth & Family Pastor, below you can find all the details.



Sarah Powers

Hi! I’m Sarah! My husband, Adam, and I are raising our 3 kids, Isaiah, Liam, and Anaiah, in our hometown, McCook. I have a diverse business background which has equipped me with a variety of skills and knowledge that I’m excited to put to use in the church. My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus on Management and Leadership. 


While I enjoy the business pieces of the church, my real joy comes from seeing Jesus transform lives. There is nothing better and no greater honor than to be able to walk with someone as they encounter Jesus and learn to trust and follow him! One of my favorite areas to serve is on our church mission teams and with the Perspectives course.  

Communications Director

Haley Rambali

Haley's childhood was spent mostly in Nebraska with 8 years in Colorado. She lived in San Diego, CA for three years while her husband served in the Navy. While in San Diego, Haley worked at a church for two years. Since their move back to Nebraska, she has enjoyed her new church role as the Communications Director. Haley and her husband, Devin, enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Kids' Ministry Director

Stephanie Stevens

Stephanie joined the staff of MEFC in October 2022. She grew up in McCook and this has been her church home since 1982. She has served in multiple roles in the church, but mostly with children's ministries. She enjoys being relational with children and their families. Her passion is to share Jesus’ love with them and teach them the gospel. She & her husband, Jesse Stevens, have two adult children, Shelby (married to Thatcher) and Andrew (married to Marissa) with three grandchildren. Her favorite activities are scrapbooking pictures, studying the Bible with friends, walking, pickleball, camping, and traveling.

Sr. Adult Ministry Directors

George & Eileen Young

Eileen was a teacher for forty years and is now retired. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education. George is a counselor with Christian Counseling Services. He grew up on a dry land farm in Custer County and attended schools at Gates, Broken Bow, Sargent, and Kearney. He has a Bachelor's degree in psychology, a Master's in counseling, and a specialist in school psychology. He has worked at the Youth Development Center in Kearney and Geneva, psychologist at the Nebraska Center for Women in York, program director at Epworth Village in York, and school psychologist for the McCook Schools and ESU 15.

We have three grown children, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, and five grandchildren. We enjoy traveling and have been to all fifty states and 19 foreign countries. We have been members of MEFC for 36 years and have held various leadership roles throughout the years