Kevin began as Teaching Pastor at Hope Community Church in the summer of 2016 after co-pastoring with his wife Nan in Ohio for eight years. Kevin transitioned to Lead Pastor in 2017, following the retirement of Pastor Gary Blosser.
Kevin enjoys preaching, encouraging the church, and reading and discussing theology. He has a vision to help HCC grow more and more into the family of God that lives out God’s mission in the world. Kevin completed his undergrad at Goshen College and a Master of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary. He enjoys art, especially photography and oil painting. He is married to Nan, and enjoys playing legos with his three daughters, Hannah, Madi, and Ellie.
Pastor of Congregational Care
Catharine was born in Vermont and spent much of her childhood in the Hudson Valley of New York. Catharine and her husband Dale live in Hamburg where they own and operate a crop farm. They have three adult children, Josiah, Ryan and Joanna. Catharine and Dale have been attending HCC since 1994. She began serving as Minister of Community Life in September of 2012. Prior to that time, Catharine was employed as an elementary school teacher.In Just a Few Words... ….tell about one of your favorite things about serving at HCC I thoroughly enjoy connecting with the members of the body on a daily basis and getting to know people on a deeper level. We, HCC, are a gifted, humorous and faithful lot. ….tell about an item on your desk I have a collection of photos of my family. Raising our children and knowing them as adults is and has been an amazing gift from the Lord. The photos make me smile. ….tell about a goal or vision you have for the ministry at HCC I pray that as our body at Hope is knit together in small groups, we would know the love of Christ in a deep and powerful way and that this love would manifest itself in our families, ministries and communities. ….tell us about your favorite past times I enjoy long walks in the woods, gardening, worshiping, playing Words With Friends and drinking coffee. ….tell us about some of the jobs you have held before. Well, the first job I held was at Dunkin Donuts. I started at 15 years of age and continued working over the summers during my college years. By the way, I hate donuts.
Youth and Worship Pastor
Nan loves youth ministry and all things that have to do with worshiping God. She was called to Hope Community in the summer of 2016 after co-pastoring with her husband Kevin in Cleveland, Ohio for eight years. One of her primary passions is to help people discover God's calling on their lives, especially youth. She firmly believes that every follower of Jesus has a ministry and should be living into it daily. Nan has been married to Kevin since 2000 and they have three daughters whom they homeschool. In addition to her responsibilities with youth and worship at the church, she will direct a homeschool group called Classical Conversations at HCC on Wednesdays. She enjoys gardening, nature, and exploring new places with her daughters and their dog, Pepper.
Connie has been attending Hope Community Church since 1997 and began serving in her role as Church Administrator in 1998. Connie and her husband Dale have three adult children; Daniel, David and Cassondra. Daniel and Mary Beth have blessed us with three grandchildren. David and his wife, Sara, have one child and our youngest Cassondra is pursuing her Masters in Social Work.In Just a Few Words . . . ….tell us one of your favorite things about serving at HCC? The family atmosphere… I love the people of Hope. ….tell us about a goal or vision you have for your ministry at HCC? My goal is to continually work at and learn ways to help administrate and keep things running as smoothly as possible. ….tell us about a favorite item on your desk? I like to keep a photo or two of family on my desk, keeping them updated is the tricky part. I also have a swan paper weight on my desk, it was given to me by my daughter. To me it represents grace and beauty. ….tell us about some of your favorite pastimes? I enjoy reading, digital scrapbooking and walking with a friend. ….tell us about some of the jobs you have held before? My first job in high school was at a Dry Cleaner / Laundromat. I was teased about my “clean clothes”.