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About Us


Mercy Hill is led by a team of godly men who together make decisions and care for the members of our church family. These men love Christ and love the Church, and they joyfully lay down their lives to serve and lead us as we seek to follow Christ.

Our full-time pastor on staff is John Hamstra Jr. John graduated in 2000 from Purdue Calumet with his Bachelor’s in Business Management. He worked at Leep’s Supply Co. for nine years before going on staff at Living Word Church as a Youth and Children’s Pastor for five years. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. John and his wife (and best friend) Michelle live in Highland with their five children. John can be reached at:

In 2015, we welcomed Corey Knudsen to our staff as Worship Director/Youth Pastor. Corey and his wife Brooke serve on the worship team and lead our youth group for students in Jr. High and High School, which meets on Sunday nights at Mercy Hill. Corey can be reached at:

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