Our leaders

The staff and leadership here at Mill City Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them. You can contact the church office at millcitychurch@gmail.com.

  • Chris James


    Chris has lived in Lowell for thirteen years serving as a campus minister at UMass Lowell and founding pastor of Mill City Church. His primary responsibilities at Mill City involve the visioning and leadership training in the church as well as the weekly teaching during Sunday morning worship gatherings. He holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi (B.A. in Music) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He is the author of Commit: Releasing the Hold of Reluctance and is a frequent speaker at collegiate events across the country. An avid baseball fan, his recreational goal in life is to watch a game at every Major League ballpark. At present he's been to twenty-six out of thirty. Contact Chris at Chris_James@uml.edu.

  • Andy Gardner

    Lay Elder

    Andy was born in the Boston area and lived here his whole life. Strangely he doesn't have an accent. He has an Associate degree from Middlesex Community college in Business and a Master Plumber's license. He has lived in Lowell for 7 years with his wife and two kids. Andy works in the plumbing and heating industry and enjoys using his hands to help others, finding his talents especially helpful in the winter months. He enjoys working on house projects and spending as much time outside in the nice weather as possible playing sports with his kids, and cleaning and organizing things. Andy has a passion for walking alongside other men in their lives and marriages seeking to grow deeper in integrity, and love for Christ. Andy can be reached at livefhglory@gmail.com.

  • Joe Lowey

    Lay Elder

    Joe is a Massachusetts native who graduated from UMASS Lowell in 2008 with a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Sound Recording. He has been with Mill City Church since its inception, and now lives with his wife in their new home in Lowell. Currently, he is a production manager for sports television trucks at Game Creek Video based in Hudson, NH. On Sunday's Joe can be found behind the drums with the worship band or running the technical equipment in the back of the church. During the week he and his wife lead a community group in their home and enjoy having people from the church over for dinner. He loves anything to do with the NFL (especially the Patriots), comedy, and music. Contact Joe at joe.lowey@gmail.com.

  • Matt Campelli

    Lead Worshipper

    Born and raised next door in Chelmsford, Matt now lives with his wife in Lowell. From an early age he was forced to take music lessons. At the time he was an ingrate about it, but eventually came round. Holding a BS in Computer Engineering from UMass Lowell, he is a software engineer at the travel search website KAYAK. He likes playing with cameras, making music, and spending time with his church family, and especially likes when he gets to do all three at once. Contact Matt at matt@millcitychurch.net.

  • Sarah Landry

    Children's Ministry Director

    Sarah serves Mill City Church in a variety of ways. She has a passion to see the gospel transform the lives of women and families, and to equip these individuals to grow in their love for God, His Word, and His Church. Sarah also seeks to use her gifts to make disciples of Jesus among college students at University Massachusetts Lowell. She is not a native of New England, though she has been delighted to call it home for the last several years. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Louisiana State University. She enjoys cooking delicious food, a good cup of coffee or tea, reading, and traveling. Contact Sarah at sarah@millcitychurch.net.

  • Robbie Merkosky

    Media Director

    Robbie has served Mill City Church since 2012. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Computer Science. He enjoys anything to do with media (photography, videography, music production, web design, etc.). He’s an outdoorsman and hikes whenever he can get outside. Contact Robbie at robbie@millcitychurch.net.