Pastor Hill has served Hope since December 1982. A native Long Islander, he is a graduate of Wagner College and Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. and he received a D.Min. from Andover Newton Theological School.
He serves as Coordinator for the Center for Evangelical Mission.
Pastor Dale Newton was ordained on May 5 and installed as a member of our pastoral staff on June 4. Pastor Dale has a M.Div. from Cairn University and is a valued member of our ministry leadership team.
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 directs our Drama Camp and children's musical programs.
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.
Deacon Lisa Spinazzola is our Membership Deacon who welcomes new people into our congregation.
Jon Laza has studied Information Technology at Penn State University College of Technology
in Williamsport, PA.
Connie oversees the Anchor Nursery School program and our Summer program at Hope. She brings here creative energy to every program she leads.