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Pastor Richard O. Hill


Pastor Hill has served Hope since December 1982. A native Long Islander, he previously served Hope Lutheran Church in Braintree, Mass. for 9 years after graduating from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. He is a graduate of Wagner College and received a D.Min. from Andover Newton Theological School. A former conference dean, he serves as Coordinator for the Center for Evangelical Mission.

Joyce Stahl


 Our Director of Music has served Hope for more than 40 years. She has a 

Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from Wagner College, is a member of Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and a member of Choristers guild. She has attended many conferences for church musicians as well as  several music courses at Stony Brook University,and Westminster Choir College.  She directs Hope's Choirs and Hope's Bell Choirs, leads our Kids Club, teaches children at Anchor Nursery School and Emmanuel Lutheran School, and directs our Drama Camp and children's musical programs.

Deacon Dee Hecker


Dee Hecker is a Synod Deacon who serves Hope in worship, our Stephen Ministry training program, our Women's Ministry, and our Caring Ministry. She is a graduate of the Metro NY Synod Diakonia program and the Stephen Ministry Leaders Course. She is also active in the Peconic Conference Women's Ministry.

Our Secretary


Barbara Nugent

Youth Coordinator


Donna Haller



Linda Favale