Pastor Phil Henry is an ordained Presbyterian minister and moved to Sewell, NJ, in 2009.
Phil and his wife Polly have been married for nearly 20 years and have six children. They were college sweethearts.
Phil studied Biology and Secondary Science Education as an undergraduate student and his first vocation out of college was as a middle and high school science teacher.
After teaching for several years, he resigned and moved to California to attend Westminster Theological Seminary. Phil graduated in 1999 with the M.Div. and was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 2000.
Phil's first pastoral call (or parish) was in north central Illinois. He and Polly then followed their parents to Tucson, Arizona, where Phil served as a youth pastor in a church plant until 2006. Prior to their move to New Jersey, Phil served as a science teacher in Tucson for the 2007-08 school year.
Scott and Shelly Leary
Scott has spent most of his life in South Jersey. He and his wife Shelly met in a church youth group and have been married for 12 years. Their family has been with Mercy Hill since its humble beginnings in the Henry home in 2009.
They have two children.
Scott studied Bible and Social Work as an undergraduate student at Cairn University.
Shelly studied Sports and Exercise Science at Messiah College and her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a Per Diem Therapist at Fox Rehabilitation.
Currently, Scott serves as the ministry leader for our Audio/Visual Arts and is a ruling elder. Shelly is the part-time Administrative Assistant for the church.
Brent is Mercy Hill's assistant pastor and church planting apprentice. Brent is a graduate of RTS Orlando and has been a pastor in New Jersey since 2009. He and his wife Juli live in Haddon Heights with their son, Eben.
Patti Kolody is an experienced operations supervisor for the last twenty years with an extensive background in project and personnel management, statistics, reporting, and policy development.
At Mercy Hill, Patti works as the church's financial administrator. Her responsibilities include recording pledges and gifts to Mercy Hill, compiling monthly financial statements (income and expenses), overseeing the church's payroll processes, and monitoring state and federal compliance with 501(c) (3) regulations.
Patti is married to Jim and lives in Mickleton, NJ.
Brett is a native of "Central" Jersey and has been attending Mercy Hill for two years. He moved to Illinois to study and received a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Wheaton College. Brett has been back in New Jersey for five years and currently works as a library information assistant while studying towards an M.Div at Westminster Theological Seminary.
He joined Mercy Hill in August 2013 after learning about our internship program. He currently is in his second year internship and helps with youth, the internship program, and Sunday worship services. He likes to write, teach,and run on woodland trails.
Adam Moore is a project manager who enjoys music, podcasting and Philadelphia sports. He joined Mercy Hill in November 2013, and now leads worship on Sunday mornings and is a ruling elder. He and his wife Nicole have 3 children in training for the Kingdom.
Mercy Hill organized as a church on April 24, 2016. We received Phil Henry (far left) as our Pastor. During that service we also ordained our first ruling elders (second from left) Scott Leary, Adam Moore and Will Bausch.