Our leaders

MJMC staff and ministry team
Karl Landis

Karl Landis

Lead Pastor

Karl is grateful to be leading a healthy, inter-generational congregation that is working out what it means to follow Jesus in wholehearted, life-changing ways and that wants to bless the Mount Joy community. He began serving at MJMC in 2010. Karl holds a Ph.D. in sociology and a Master’s degree in theology from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He married Nita in 1983 and they have three adult children. He enjoys watching University of Michigan football and basketball, hiking, puttering in flower and vegetable beds, reading historical fiction and biographies, and listening to a wide variety of podcasts.
Dawn Winey

Dawn Winey

Associate Pastor of Care

Dawn began her ministry at MJMC in 1997 as a worship pastor, eventually moving into her current pastoral care role. She enjoys helping people connect with God in the midst of varied life experiences. She appreciates that the people of MJMC walk with and encourage one another as followers of Christ, even though we come from a variety of faith and life backgrounds. Dawn attended Elizabethtown College and received clinical pastoral education at Philhaven Hospital. She enjoys travel, music and art, word games, warm weather, and football (go Eagles!). She has been married to Rich since 1981, and they have three grown sons and four granddaughters.
Rich Winey

Rich Winey

Associate Pastor of Worship

Rich’s ministry passions include equipping people, seeing where the Spirit of God is leading, and discovering what new frontiers we’re being called to as a church. He appreciates the inter-generational nature of our congregation and how much we value giving the next generation opportunities to lead. He began his work at MJMC in 1997. Rich holds a Bachelor’s in music education and music therapy from Elizabethtown College. In his free time, he likes to write music, do landscaping and flower gardening, and travel. He and his wife Dawn have three sons and four granddaughters.
Ryan McQuitty

Ryan McQuitty

Associate Pastor of Youth and Discipleship

Ryan was born and raised in Northern Ireland. He met his wonderful wife Maria there (in a movie theater), though Maria was born and raised in Landisville, Pa. Together with their small daughter and their cat, they now call Mount Joy home. The family enjoys walking, hanging out in coffee shops, reading, and doing their best to live simply. Ryan graduated from Redcliffe College, Gloucester, England, with a Bachelor’s in applied theology and began serving at MJMC in 2014. He enjoys the journey of helping youth navigate what it means for them to follow Jesus and finding ways to integrate discipleship into our life together at MJMC.
Mitzi Headings

Mitzi Headings

Administrative Assistant

Mitzi feels blessed to be part of the MJMC staff and appreciates the many kind words of encouragement she receives while carrying out her work. She has been married to Tim for almost 30 years and lives in East Petersburg. They have a son and a daughter and a sweet dog named Tobie. Mitzi’s hobbies include crocheting, counted cross-stitch, playing games, and spending time with family and friends. She attends Long Memorial United Methodist Church in Neffsville.
Shawn Moyer

Shawn Moyer

Children's Ministry, director

Shawn wants all children to learn about the life and teachings of Jesus, the story of God throughout history, and how we live out practical faith in Jesus today. He became a part-time staff member at MJMC in 2012. Shawn holds a Bachelor’s in elementary education, a Master’s in pastoral counseling, and a certificate in school counseling. He currently works as an elementary school counselor. Shawn is married to Cynthia, and they have two children. He appreciates being part of MJMC because his children feel connected to other children here, and he has a place to join with fellow believers in a Jesus-centered faith journey. He enjoys playing and watching sports, walking, driving, and spending time with his family.
Marlene Hess

Marlene Hess

Community Life, lay minister

Marlene’s mission is to help everyone feel welcome and accepted at MJMC, and she wants to equip others to invite people to come and worship with us. She appreciates that our congregation seeks to bless the Mount Joy community and that being part of MJMC means she is challenged to grow in her walk with the Lord. Marlene holds a Bachelor’s in nursing from Eastern Mennonite University and works at one of Philhaven’s behavioral health day programs as a nurse. She enjoys reading, walking, spending time with her family (especially her granddaughters), singing on the worship team, cooking, and inviting others into her home. Marlene married Andy in 1979, and they have three grown children.

Derek Neff

Derek Neff

Men's Ministry, lay minister

Derek envisions men’s ministry that equips men to be servant leaders through getting into community and being accountable to each other.  He appreciates the way MJMC folks don’t hesitate to help and support each other, as well as those in the surrounding community. Derek is husband to Chanel and father to three young children. He works in sales and marketing for a digital design and eCommerce development agency. He loves sports and being active, traveling, good food, and being with friends and family.
Stay tuned!

Stay tuned!

Outreach, lay minister

MJMC’s Gifts Discernment Committee is prayerfully discerning who our next Lay Minister of Outreach will be. This person leads a team that focuses on equipping our congregation in evangelism and building friendships with people of other faiths. This team also oversees congregational support of international missionaries and keeps the congregation up to date on opportunities to serve locally.
Deanna Grager

Deanna Grager

Prayer, lay minister

Deanna gets excited when God’s people pray together and wait expectantly to see God’s answers to prayer. She appreciates how the people of MJMC are willing to stop immediately and pray with one another for any circumstance. Deanna also serves as Facility Coordinator at MJMC and leads music in worship on a regular basis. She enjoys music, reading, hiking, cooking, and most important, family. She works in human resources and spends as much time with her family as she can.
Natalie Wagner

Natalie Wagner

Women's Ministry, director

Natalie’s goal in ministry is to nurture the faith of women in the church and in the surrounding communities through Bible study, service opportunities, and special events. She appreciates how our congregation has supported her family during difficult times and provides them with a nurturing environment where they can grow in their faith. She came on staff at MJMC in 2014. Natalie is married to Brad, and they have three children. She has a Bachelor’s in biology from Messiah College and enjoys fresh flower arranging, walking, reading, and meaningful conversations.