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Kerry Leeper : Lead pastor

Pastor Kerry Leeper. Pastor Kerry has served in churches since 1992 and is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He has gained conflict resolution skills, experience with preaching and leading at both contemporary and traditional worship, experience leading staff, and an understanding of the importance of spiritual growth as a catalyst for mission. He is a listener and a relationship builder.

Pastor Kerry is a graduate of Messiah College and Evangelical Theological Seminary with an M.Div. and a MAR with a focus on Marriage & Family Counseling. Pastor Kerry is married to Michell and they have 2 cats. He enjoys family and enjoys his niece and nephew.

Kerry@gracemillersville.org

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bruce heydt : teaching pastor

Bruce Heydt graduated from West Chester State College in 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. For the first 23 years of his professional life he pursued a career in publishing and his articles have appeared in magazines such as British HeritageCountry JournalAmerican History IllustratedHistoric Traveler, and Christian History & Biography.

In 2005 Bruce left the publishing business to join the staff of Millersville Community Church, where he is Director of Adult Discipleship Ministries. He serves through the preached word, the written word, leading small groups, and outreach to the community. Bruce lives in Mount Joy with his wife Susan.

bruceheydt@gracemillersville.org

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Jacob Marino : youth pastor

Jacob Marino has been our youth pastor since 2014. He graduated from  Lancaster Bible College with a degree in Sports management and is completing a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Ministry. He has a big  passion for impacting young men and women for Christ and supporting them as they grow in faith.  Jacob’s life’s verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 which says “Trust the Lord with all thy heart and lean not on thy own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and He will direct thy path.”  Jacob says, “I am excited to be a part of the Millersville Community Church family and look forward to serving in the youth ministry.”

jacob@gracemillersville.org

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sarah hamblin : contemporary worship coordinator/pastor’s administrative assistant

Sarah Hamblin was hired as the Souljourn (Contemporary Worship) Coordinator in 2000 and later added on the Pastor’s Administrative Assistant position.  She utilizes her God-given talents to create and organize the presentations, scripts, skits, decorations, videos, and technical aspects of worship. She also manages the completion of the UMC conference forms for the lead pastor.

Sarah graduated from Messiah College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Technical Theatre.  She and her husband Marshall enjoy traveling and spending time with their 9 god-children and numerous nephews and nieces.

sjuliushamblin@gracemillersville.org

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sean cox : contemporary worship leader/web & social media coordinator

Sean Cox has been the worship leader for our contemporary service since May of 2015. In addition to leading our worship band each week he also selects songs for each service, organizes special concerts and evenings of worship and strives to give those who attend connection with the spirit through music. Recently he has begun managing our facebook and website as well.

He graduated from Eastern University in 2013 with a B.A. in Music Composition. Outside of MCC Sean is a very active singer-songwriter performing in many places up and down the east coast. He and his wife Victoria love to traveling to new places and thrive on experiencing new people, food and culture.

seancox@gracemillersville.org

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Lori Zimmerman : Church Secretary

Lori began as Church Secretary in 2015. She enjoys coming alongside the congregation and staff to fulfill MCC’s mission. In 2006 while living and working in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, God called her husband, Rev. David Potts, home to live with him. Lori and their daughter moved back to the states and leaned on the church family at Evangelical United Methodist Church in New Holland.  

Lori’s church in New Holland began a ministry to widows and widowers in 2015 where she met Carl Zimmerman. Carl & Lori married in 2018 and now co-lead this group. Lori uses her musical gifts as Worship Leader at her church in New Holland.   


office@gracemillersville.org

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Chris Reitnauer : Children’s Ministry Director

Chris Reitnauer has served as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Millersville Community Church since 2005. She earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Special Education as well as her Master’s work in Special Education from Millersville University. Chris was a stay at home mom and full time volunteer for many years before joining the staff at Millersville Community Church and loves to read, craft and deal-hunt in her spare time. She and her husband, Mark, live in Millersville and are parents to four children, two cats, a bunny and a bird.

creitnauer@aol.com

 


Brenten Megee : Adult Choir Director

Brenten is a vocalist, actor, conductor, director, and pianist with experience in ensembles, operas, musicals, and choral productions. He has been performing solo concerts since the age of ten and is best known for his Christian concerts and classical performances. Brenten has degrees in both Voice and Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College, a Master’s in Voice from West Chester University, and is anticipating a Master’s in Choral Conducting December of 2019. One of his favorite moments in music is conducting the annual Christmas cantata here at the Grace Campus. Brenten also enjoys his position as the Community Life Performing Arts Associate at Friends Home in Kennett and as the Tenor Section Leader for the Brandywine Valley Chorale.

dbmegee@comcast.net

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Joanne DeRenzis: Facility coordinator

Joanne DeRenzis is a graduate of the Nassau School for Dental Assistants and worked in the dental field for 38 years as an oral surgical assistant, receptionist and office manager.  Joanne was the treasurer for First Campus for 12 years before becoming the Facility Coordinator for MCC. She also been a dedicated volunteer for Millersville Area Meals On Wheels for 30 years serving on the board, as driver coordinator, Assistant Director, and is currently the Executive Director.

Joanne lives in Lancaster with her husband John and their cat Scooter.  They are the parents of 2 children and 3 granddaughters who reside in Connecticut. Her favorite pastimes are aerobics and gardening.