Staff & Leadership

We have a passion for people, our community and our world. 

  • Alex Semande

    Student/young adult Pastor

    I am first a child of God. I am second a husband to my amazing wife, Brittany. I am third a father to my 3 most beautiful girls, Love and Peace, and Praise. I am fourth and glad to be, the Youth Pastor at M1COG. I graduated from Trinity Baptist College with a degree in Biblical Studies. I am confident in what God has called me to do as I have a passion and a heart for teenagers and young adults. I love equipping and discipling God's church and walking in God's presence.         

    My relaxed evening looks like a large pizza and wings from Zeko's and a movie with Brittany by my side.  I like all kinds of music, but since I am a youth pastor, I have to be in love with rap and dub step. My favorite movie series is by far, the greatest to ever be, Star Wars.    


    Worship Arts & Communications Pastor

    I am a graduate of Anderson University where I majored in Music Business with a focus in Worship Ministry. I have a great passion for all generations worshiping together. I love watching the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns but I  am also a huge The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars,  and Star Trek nerd. I love Mexican food and listening to show tunes, Country, Classical, Christian and Christmas music. My wife Roseanna, and I, and our dog Churro, relocated to North Carolina from Ohio in 2018. We are both so happy to be part of this family and to call Morganton, "Home".

  • Erica Miracle

    Adventure Kids & Administration Pastor

    God has gifted me with a heart and passion for children. I attended Warner University and graduated with my church ministry degree. I have served in Children's Ministry for over 10 years in different churches. I enjoy sharing the love and stories of Christ and helping kids learn and share their own experiences and knowledge. I am raising my two boys, Addison and Ephraim, as a family we are adventurers and we love to explore new places. Our music selection is a wide variety but usually includes Bethel Worship and NeedtoBreathe. We love eating local wherever we go, but pizza is a staple we always enjoy. My boys won't pass up the latest super hero movie.   

  • Jon McDivitt

    Senior Pastor

    Morganton, North Carolina has been home to us since 2011, where I have served as the Senior Pastor at M1COG. I have a passion for this church, community,  and to see people  grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.  I enjoy getting to know people and their stories.  Jesus Christ changed my life and now I am privileged  to see other lives changed for Him.  I love sharing the Good News. 

    In 1987, I graduated from Anderson University with a degree in Education.  Upon graduation I entered ministry as a Youth Pastor, and over the years have served in Singles, Small Group, and Outreach ministry. 

    I have been married to the love of my life, Carey, for 24 years.  We are thankful for our  3 great kids, Keaton, Maggie and Savanna.  

    As the Pastor of M1COG, I want to continue to lead our people to love Christ,  serve in our community, and bring families together as God transforms stories and impacts generations. 

    A great night with family, would be Italian food, a family game and  watching a  Jason Bourne movie.