Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Dr. Mike Kwiatkowski
Lead Teaching Pastor


Pastor Mike has been the lead pastor of Mercy Hill since March of 2005, but before that he served at churches in Florida and North Carolina.  Pastor Mike is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University as well as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree. Pastor Mike & his wife Larissa are blessed with six children.

Daniel Walsh
Administration and Student Pastor


Pastor Dan has served as Associate Pastor of Administration and Students at Mercy Hill since June of 2009. Dan has been in the ministry for 25 years and is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic College. Dan and his wife, Michelle are proud parents to five children.

Nicholas Carter
Worship and Communications Pastor


Pastor Nick became the Worship Pastor in February 2016. Nick is a graduate of the Baptist College of Florida where he met his wife Natalie. Natalie & Nick have two sons.

Louden Wells
Small Groups and Connections Pastor


Pastor Louden became the Small Groups and Connections Pastor in September 2021. Pastor Louden has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern State University and his mDiv in Christian Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Ministry. He and his wife Sarah have three sons.

Jimmy Black
Discipleship and Missions Pastor


Pastor Jimmy became the Discipleship Pastor in September 2022 after previously being bi-vocational for three years 2013-2016. Pastor Jimmy has his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from The Baptist College of Florida and a mDiv in Missions and Evangelism at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jimmy and his wife Debbie have been married for 40 years with two children and nine grandchildren.

Josh Leinbach
Pastor of Families
Larissa Kwiatkowski
Preschool Director
Kelly Houtz
Awana Director
Ann JeanBaptiste
Kids Director
Jordan Crawford
Creative Associate
Crandall McClellan
Audio/Visual Associate
Greg Cook
Craig Smith
Frank Rooney
Jason Warner
Matt Leinbach
Brett Davis
Justin Houtz
Phillip Knight
Mike Houtz
Terri Von Balson
Finance Administor
Ashley Baine
Assistant to Families and Worship Ministry
Samantha Davis
Assistant to Student and Pastoral Ministry
Mabry Burch
Assistant to Small Group and Discipleship Ministries