Pastor and Staff
Welcoming You To MCC San Francisco
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Annie Steinberg-Behrman, Provisional Pastor
Annie Steinberg-Behrman holds a Masters of Divinity degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Psychology from Antioch University. She has been an ordained minister for the past twenty years, pastoring groups and individuals with a rich diversity in sexual orientation, gender identity, race and faith traditions. She has incorporated the expressive arts throughout her work as a pastor and spiritual director and she is a noted speaker at workshops on creativity and spiritual discernment.
Michael Cronin, Associate Pastor
Michael is a native San Franciscan who has a background in the Theatrical Arts. He has been an active member in all aspects of the MCCSF community – choirs to Board of Directors – since 1996. In 2011 he received “The Call” which led him to pursue a Masters of Divinity at the Pacific School of Religion/Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; a moment in which his Roman Catholic family, thinking he had grown a second head asked, “does this bring you happiness?” Michael seeks to meet people where they are and not live in the duality of the Sacred and Profane: God does not draw such distinctions. He is honored to be working with such a dynamic team and to serve this community.
Matt Nightingale, Minister of Music
Matt holds a Bachelors degree in music education and has served in church music ministry for eighteen years. Matt joined MCCSF as Minister of Music in November 2016.
Matt’s musical/creative exploits have included performing a solo show at the Tulsa Jazz Hall of Fame, singing the national anthem at two 49ers games and contributing two songs to a dance musical currently in development in New York City. His song “Always Entertaining Me,” from the album Still Standing, was featured in the hit Korean drama IRIS. Matt is currently a member of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and continues to write and perform music at every opportunity. His song “Going Home” was recently recorded by Broadway star and Emmy winner Loretta Devine and will be featured on the soundtrack of the short film Neighbor in 2017.
Tad Hopp, Office Administrator
Tad is a 2015 graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary with his Masters in Divinity and is currently in the ordination process with the Presbyterian Church (USA). He grew up in Texas and graduated from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, in 2007 with a Bachelors in English. He came out of the closet in 2009. Shortly after coming out, he moved to Chicago, Illinois, to work with the queer homeless youth population there. He loved that work but realized that Chicago wasn’t where he was supposed to stay, so he left and headed west to California. This past year, he served as a chaplain resident at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. Over the course of the residency, he realized that chaplaincy wasn’t for him so when the job ended, he sought out something else. That’s when MCC SF came calling for a new Office Administrator. He felt like that was a good next step for him while he figures out what is next for his life and his journey. He also works part time at the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown as their Communications Coordinator and Pastoral Assistant, and he really likes that work as well. He really appreciates the work that MCC has done over the years in the gay rights and queer faith movements because as a gay person of faith, he knows firsthand just how much of a struggle that can be.
When he isn’t working, Tad is lucky enough to sing with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, a group that has become his family out here. Other than singing, he has a theatre background so enjoys going to see a show. He also likes to hike, bake, cook, read, and is obsessed with anything popular culture from TV to movies to music!