Mount Helena Community Church (MHCC) is a non-denominational community of Christ followers that has been an active part of the Helena area for over 35 years. MHCC is a family-oriented church welcoming people of all ages and background. Please read on to learn more about our vision, values, leadership structure, and beliefs.


For information about gatherings at MHCC, please visit the Sundays, Groups, or I’m New pages.

Our Vision

Building Community.  Living the Mission.

Our mission is to bring people into an understanding of who Jesus is and how they can relate to him. We believe that the church family is meant to work together to build one another up and that making disciples is an objective for all of us.

Building Community

a. to welcome all into the household of God;
b. to promote healthy, scriptural values in relationships;
c. to care for and invest in others according to the scriptures 

Values for building a community of Jesus-followers:

  • Being Humble. We want show humility (Philippians 2:3) by listening (James 1:19), considering the point of view of others (1 Peter 5:5-6), being self-aware of our own strengths and weaknesses (James 1:23-24).
  • Being Life-Giving. We give life to those around us by being gracious (Colossians 4:6), non-judgmental (Romans 2:1), and incapable of being offended (Proverbs 19:11).
  • Being Family-Oriented. We are a multi-generational community (Deuteronomy 6:6-7) who supports the biblical view of marriage (Hebrews 13:4a) and the teamwork of all believers, wherever they are in life (Romans 12:4-5).
  • Being Transparent. We want to be accountable (James 15:16), honest (Matthew 5:36-37), and communicative (Ephesians 4:15-16).

Living the Mission

a. to commit one’s life toward fulfilling the commission of Jesus Christ; 
b. to serve one another, contributing through the gifts given to each one; 
c. to teach,  encourage, and equip the church to expand the kingdom of God

Values for living out our mission as a church:

  • Being Disciples. We want to be obedient to Jesus and the Scriptures by giving up our own lives to learn, sacrifice, and lead. (John 8:31-32; Luke 14:25-34; 1 John 2:3-6)
  • Being Disciples-Makers. We want to establish, connect, activate, and reproduced disciples of Jesus in this world. (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:2; Colossians 1:28-29)
  • Being a Kingdom Resource. We want to give of ourselves by serving, financing, and sending. (John 15:8; John 15:16; 1 Peter 4:10-11; James 2:14-17)
  • Being Generous. We want to be generous, extravagant givers of our time, finances, and possessions. (2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Acts 20:35; 1 Timothy 6:17-19)

Our Leadership

Mount Helena Community Church is led by a team of elders:

J.R. Quigley

Elder and Senior Leader

J.R. leads the eldership team and provides vision and direction for the congregation. J.R. serves Mount Helena Community Church in a full-time capacity.

Family brought J.R. to MHCC as a young man, and the genuine, community atmosphere kept him coming back, beginning as a youth ministry leader, then elder, and now as our senior leader. He and Janny are committed helping to grow and protect our community. Janny also serves on the MHCC worship leadership team.

J.R. and his wife Janny have four children, Kylie, Joelle, Grace, and Johnny. 

Jason Harris

Elder and Community Life Pastor

Jason started attending Mount Helena Community church in 1995 and became part of our staff in 2003. Jason and his wife Rebekah have established themselves as ones who passionately care for the congregation and its health and welfare.

Jason provides pastoral care for the church as our Community Life Pastor and Rebekah serves as Director of our MHCC Kids program. They have four children, Adella, Cole, Evelyn, and Lillian. Outside of MHCC, Rebekah is an elementary teacher at Bloom Montessori school and Jason is a middle school wrestling coach. 

Tyler Redden


Tyler and Leslie Redden joined Mount Helena in 2002, when the congregation they were a part of merged with MHCC. They jumped in quickly with both feet and have continued to serve our congregation since. They have a huge heart for our community, and love spending time with people and enjoying life.

Tyler works as an IT Specialist for Blue Cross Blue Shield and has starred in several Grandstreet Theatre productions. Leslie works for Big Sky Brokers when she isn’t dreaming, exploring, and writing novels.

Our Staff

JR Quigley
Senior Leader

Jason Harris
Community Life Pastor

Sharayah Clancy

Being a non-denominational church means:

  • We choose our own staff.
  • We own our building and assets.
  • We determine our ministries and programs.
  • We select our missionaries and the outreach programs we support.

Even though we are an independent church, we believe in the importance of relationship and accountability. The Eldership Team at MHCC is strengthened and counseled by our oversight team and the network of churches.

Our Oversight Team

  • Bryan Asay – Former MHCC senior pastor, Bozeman, MT
  • Dr. Clem Ferris – Chapel Hill Grace Church, Raleigh-Durham, NC

Our Network

Regions Beyond – A diverse family of churches joined in apostolic partnership.

Our Beliefs