Our leadersMJMC staff and ministry team
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 two small children 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.
Interim Director of Worship
One of the things Andrew loves about MJMC is the people. He grew up in this congregation and coming back makes him feel like he’s coming home. Andrew led worship here as a teen and found lots of support for stepping into the use of his gifts. He says it’s awesome to be back years later to continue to lead in worship. He loves to travel and thinks there are not many things better than going to other countries and experiencing new cultures. He also loves riding bicycle, though does not consider himself a “serious rider.” He likes riding around downtown (Lancaster) to help him clear his head from time to time and keep things at a simpler, slower pace.
Interim Associate Pastor of Care
Robert loves the hands on ministry of helping others experience God’s grace and understand God’s love in pastoral care and neighboring. Robert and his wife Audrey are the parents of three sons, ages 18, 15 and 12. Robert holds a Master’s degree in School Counseling, a Certificate in ministry leadership from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree in Camping, Recreation and Youth Ministry from Eastern Mennonite University. He enjoys playing and watching sports, camping, being outdoors, and photography.
Director of Women's Ministries
Director of Children's Ministries
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 more than 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.
Lay Minister of Community Life
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.
Lay Minister of Men's Ministries
Lay Minister of Outreach
Lay Minister of Prayer
MJMC’s Gifts Discernment Committee is prayerfully discerning who our next Lay Minister of Prayer will be. This person models a vibrant prayer life and works with the pastors to educate the congregation about prayer and develop prayer ministries.