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.

Oberlin Campus Pastor

Peter Ugochukwu Yovo

Hi! My name is Peter Ugochukwu Yovo. I’m from Delta State, Nigeria. I grew up the 5th of 6 children in Lagos State, Nigeria; and my parents are well and still gracefully married. I came to the United States on August 22nd, 2014, to obtain my MDiv in Ministry Leadership from Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, and graduated in 2019. Also, in 2019, I met and got married to my beautiful wife, Megan, and together, we both parent our beautiful daughter, Eden.

My family and I are so blessed to serve alongside the McCook E-Free Church staff team and family as the Oberlin Campus Pastor. We are so excited to serve the Oberlin community and bless them with the grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Discipleship & Connections Pastor

We are hiring a Discipleship & Connections PAstor

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

Youth & Family Pastor

We are hiring a Youth & Family Pastor

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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

Campus Staff

Cambridge Campus Director

Kim Huxoll

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith excellence, to excellence, knowledge; to knowledge, self-control; to self-control, perseverance; to perseverance, godliness; to godliness, brotherly affection; to brotherly affection, unselfish love. For if these things are really yours and are continually increasing, they will keep you from becoming ineffective and unproductive in your pursuit of knowing our Lord Jesus Christ more intimately. ~2 Peter 1:5-8

Oberlin Campus Director

Sarah Shaw

In all your ways submit to him and he will direct your paths. ~Proverbs 3:6