Imago Dei Metropolitan Community Church

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Rev. Dexter S. Brecht

Rev. Dexter Brecht was born in Marengo, Iowa, USA in 1957. He was reared by a working-class Roman Catholic family. Rev. Brecht was prone to illness as a child and developed a close relationship with God at an early age. Dexter felt a call to vocational ministry in his early teens but was discouraged from following it by his school counselor and family. He was granted a BA in Speech/Drama from Mount Mercy College and an MA in Dance from the University of Iowa. Rev. Brecht discovered All God’s Children MCC when he moved to Minneapolis, MN, USA in 1986. It was there that he realized that he could pursue his vocation with self-integrity and he was encouraged to pursue ordination within MCC. Dexter attended United Theological Seminary and did additional theological studies through Samaritan College, Loyola Institute for Ministry and the Interim Ministry Network. He completed his requirements for clergy licensing by Metropolitan Community Church at MCC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1993. Rev. Brecht was called to serve as the Interim Pastor of MCC in New Orleans in 1994 but became the settled Pastor and served there until 2007. Dexter has also served MCC as part of the South Central District Committee, Region 2 Elder’s Committee and GA-TN-AL Network Leadership. He has also served as the Minister of Mobilization at First MCC in Atlanta. Prior to becoming senior pastor at Imago Dei MCC, Rev. Brecht served as the Interim Minister of Spirit of Life MCC in New Port Richey, FL.

Board of Stewards

The Imago Dei MCC Board of Stewards is responsible for the administration and resources of the church including:

  • Policies
  • Record Keeping
  • Building and Property
  • Finances Fundraising
  • Stewardship

Ministry Council

The Ministry Council is responsible for developing the programs of the church including:

  • Worship 
  • Congregational Care
  • Faith in Action
  • Spiritual Enrichment


The Church Bylaws sets a framework, an organizational structure, that promotes positive activity within the church – in essence, it keeps us all on the same page. We know collectively who does what and when. It defines responsibility so that we as individuals aren’t left guessing what we’re supposed to be doing.