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Robert Krumrey
Lead Pastor

Robert cofounded MERCYhouse in September of 1999 (with Joe Green) and has been here ever since. He attended The University of Texas at Austin where he received a Bachelor's degree in Cellular Biology - and better yet, met his wife Melanie. He then went on to receive a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth Tx. While attending grad school, he served as a youth minister in Austin, TX and a university minister in Stillwater, OK. He has been lead pastor of MERCYhouse for the last 18 years. He and his wife have been married 25 years and have three kids: Kory, 22; Cooper, 20; and Kayla, 17. Robert's responsibilities at MH include leadership, teaching, and shepherding.

Lois Grandmaison
Church Administrator

Lois has been in the area since 2000 when she moved to Amherst to work alongside the Krumreys in the planting of MERCYhouse. Her job description changes on a regular basis depending on the needs that arise at MERCYhouse. She currently is involved with the weekly administrative details of the church, Sunday service logistics and also provides support for many MH activities. You can reach Lois at 413-374-8261 or


Mitchel Palazzi
Worship Leader

Mitchel is a native of Massachusetts and first came to MERCYhouse as a Umass student along with his now wife Taylor.  They returned for Taylor to attend grad school while Mitchel leads worship and works on a music career.  You can take a listen to his professional music HERE.  Shoot him an email at mitchelpalazzi(at) 

Austin Kopack
Pastoral Associate

Austin hails from California and came to Umass to study linguistics.  He got a degree AND married Isabelle who came to the valley from the UK to study at Mt. Holyoke College. They are now parents of new baby Elanor!  Austin serves in a variety of capacities but his focus is helping students and others think well about faith and practice by providing small groups, academic classes, and one-on-one discussions.  Austin is also attending Gordon Conwell Seminary.  You can contact Austin at or 951-813-1675.   


Vi Tran

Staff Associate

Vi came to MERCYhouse as an international student from Vietnam pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration at UMass Amherst. She now serves as a staff associate serving in a number of ways including campus ministry, prayer team, worship team and administration. You can contact her at or (346) 401-5039.

Sarah Moylan
Children's Ministry Coordinator

Sarah first came to MERCYhouse a UMASS student back in 2000. While there, she played lots of ultimate frisbee and earned a Bachelor degree in psychology and a Master degree in education. She is a 5th grade teacher and lives in Easthampton with her husband Dan and their two sons Owen (7yo) and Zack (4yo). Sarah is in charge of visioning for MERCYhouse Kids as well recruiting and training volunteers to serve the children of our church.


Meghan Berry
Staff Associate

Meghan is from Petersham, MA and recently completed her B.S. in Public Health at UMass Amherst.  She is serving in a variety of areas including student ministry at Smith College and Mt. Holyoke College and coordination of Meet MERCYhouse, MERCYhouse Prays, and Persist Prayer Nights. You can contact her at or (978)894-4557.