Our staff leads and coordinates the day to day ministry of the church

Stephen Witmer

Lead Pastor

Stephen and his wife Emma live in Pepperell with their children: Samuel, Annie, and Henry. Stephen is a graduate of Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and the University of Cambridge. He serves as a Council member of The Gospel Coalition and helps to lead Small Town Summits. He writes regularly for Desiring God, and his books include Eternity Changes Everything; A Big Gospel in Small Places; and The Preachers’ Greek Companion to Hebrews.

Ben Mattson

Pastoral Resident

Ben Mattson lives in Pepperell with his wife Hannah, and their two children Tobias and Trinity. Ben and Hannah moved from Quincy, MA to Minneapolis, MN in 2019 for Ben to attend Bethlehem Seminary where he received his M.Div.. After the completion of Ben’s residency with PCF (late summer 2025), the Mattsons aim to serve in New England.

Amanda Johnson

Church Business Administrator

Amanda has been part of the PCF community since her move to New England in 2012. She serves as the church business administrator. She has also served as administrative support for Heart to Heart women’s ministry, has co-led a women’s ministry small group, and has volunteered in a variety of church roles. Amanda is a graduate of Florida Southern College with a B.A. in Communications: Print Media and a minor in English. She has a background in administrative services in the church as well as in several non-profit organizations. Amanda and her fur-family (3 dogs and 1 horse) enjoy small town life in Pepperell. 

Marie Bearer


Marie Bearer grew up in Ohio and has been attending PCF with her family since her move to New England in 2011. During her time at PCF she has served in several ministries including Heart to Heart, as a Deacon, and on the Building a Vision Team. Marie is a graduate of Ohio University and Johns Hopkins University. She and her husband George live in Groton with their two sons, Mason and CJ.

Wendy Cummings


Wendy grew up in Indiana and has been in Pepperell since 1993 and with PCF since 2010. Aside from being the church custodian, she serves in the nursery and has directed Serenity Choir (bedside choir) since 2013. Wendy is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a B.A. in English and minor in Secondary Education and an M.A. in English Composition. A part time Personal Care Attendant for the disabled, Wendy lives at home with her husband Rod. They have two children on earth, Moriah and Kevin, and one in heaven, Joshua.


Our Elders lead and shepherd the church, and devote themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word


Jay Clark

Stephen Witmer


Our Deacons serve by meeting the physical and material needs of the church.

Anne Briner

Gavin Pryce Lewis


Jon Rastas

Lisa Manley

Mary Ann Schunemann

Megan Clemons

Rod Cummings

Steve Poirier