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What time are services?

Our worship service time is10:30am each Sunday morning.

What is a Sunday Service Like?

A typical Sunday service includes contemporary style worship, singing, special music or drama, prayer, offering, & a relevant message. When you visit we hope you will meet some of the people and enjoy worshipping with us. Please fill out a “Connect Card" that is included in each worship bulletin, and pick up a free gift for first time guests at the Welcome Center in the lobby. We look forward to seeing you!

What should I wear?

New Joy is a casual environment. Just be yourself.

Who are your pastors?

New Joy has a lead pastor, associate pastor, and family pastor. Read more about them here.

Do you have anything for middle and high school kids?


Absolutely! We have an energetic team that provides leadership each Sunday morning during our 9:00am Sunday School in our youth rooms. Learn more here.

Are there groups for adults?

Yes, there are several adult small groups that meet during our 9:00am Sunday School, as well as various evenings through the week. There is also a young adult group for recent college graduates and those up to age 40. Learn more here.

our pastors:
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Lead Pastor

Jeff & Karen Dunlevy

Pastor Jeff has been in full-time ministry since 1995; pastoring in Hanover and has been serving as senior pastor at New Joy since 2005. He is passionate about helping people to experience and cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He has led several mission trips to Kenya and wants to raise up leaders who will equip others spiritually.

He and his wife Karen are partners in ministry. They have two grown sons, Ryan and Sean – both married to Jessica’s and they have three granddaughters, Adeline, Marlowe and Olivia. Jeff enjoys watching the Philadelphia Eagles, playing racquetball and raising his Wiener dog, Teddy!

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Associate Pastor

Dave & Julie Miller

Pastor Dave has been in full-time pastoral ministry since 1997.  He has served in various roles in five BIC churches in PA and NY.  He came to New Joy in November of 2011 as the Associate Pastor. Dave gives pastoral oversight to small groups, care team, drama team, and A/V ministry. He is actively involved in the preaching ministry and provides administrative oversight to other areas of the church. He is passionate about seeing men become the spiritual leader of their home and couples strengthening their marriages. Dave enjoys writing and directing plays, coaching, cheering on the Baltimore Orioles, spending time with his family, and watching movies. 

Dave and his wife Julie have been married since 1996. Julie is actively involved in worship team, small groups, children’s, and women’s ministries. The Millers live in Columbia, PA and have five children (one son and four daughters) and three cats.
In 2020, the Miller's welcomed Kristin (Josiah's wife) into their family.   

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Family Pastor

Jason & Margaret Dietrich

Pastor Jason graduated Lancaster Bible College in 2010. He held the role of Youth Pastor at another church in the Ephrata area before coming to New Joy in January 2017 to assume the role of Family Pastor. He oversees the ministries of the church for both the children and the youth, from birth to high school graduation. His passion is discipleship, especially when it comes to young people.

He and his wife, Margaret, tied the knot in the fall of 2012. They have three beautiful, young daughters Emery, Gwen, and Alyson. Their son, Desmond, was tragically stillborn in November of 2021. They are a tight family that longs for deep and meaningful relationships both in, and out of, the church. This has become even more prevalent in the wake of the loss of their son, a journey through which they would not have made it, if not for the goodness and faithfulness of God!

For fun, they enjoy going on walks, or bike rides, and visiting different parks as a family. The five of them live here, in the Ephrata community, with their dogs Sadie and Duchess. 

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