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Transitional Pastor

(Arriving on July 8th, first Sunday July 14th)

Dori is delighted to serve at Hope Church in the role of transitional pastor, assisting the Session and congregation as Hope readies itself to seek a new Senior Pastor following Pastor Alan’s long and fruitful ministry. With over thirty years of ministry experience leading multi-staff churches in Iowa and Massachusetts, Dori loves to preach the scriptures, mentor, and excite others about the amazing, beautiful, gracious and unparalleled promises God has for His people. Together with his wife Elizabeth, the Littles look forward to the days ahead at Hope Church as God continues the good work already begun and enjoyed by all here at Hope. The Littles’ two daughters live in NYC and their son lives in San Francisco. As you can imagine, being grandparents of three little granddaughters brings them deep joy. In their spare time, in addition to exploring history, traveling, and reading, Dori and Elizabeth love being outdoors experiencing God’s creation in a variety of ways. Dori is a graduate of Wheaton College (B.A), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (D.Min).

Tim Habecker

Associate Pastor
tim@hopechurchva.org

Tim joined the staff in 1999 as Director of Youth Ministry, transitioned to Assistant Pastor in 2018 and now Associate Pastor. He and his wife Jo have two children, Alyse and Adam, and a very cute dog who you would love to babysit during their next mission trip or vacation. The four of them (and sometimes the dog) love to swim, hike, and embark on adventures together. Tim burns wood to keep warm in the winter and enjoys other labor intensive pursuits like trying to lift heavy objects, tempting fate with power tools, and fixing broken stuff, all with occasional success. When he’s tired he can usually be found reading very fat books or watching sports. He holds a B.A. from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, an M.A. from Prescott College in Arizona, and an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. 

 

 

Melissa Kester

Director of Children's Ministry
melissa@hopechurchva.org

Melissa is a wife and mother of two awesome boys ages 6 and 8. She loves playing with them in the woods, digging in the dirt, and attempting to grow plants. She was born and raised in Virginia and has a bachelors of science in communication studies and minor in music. Melissa has recently served as the children's program director at The Point Church in Charlottesville, VA, taught piano lessons, run a small home daycare, worked as a leader in vacation Bible school for many years, taught Sunday school, and is excited about what God has in store for the children of Hope Presbyterian. 

 

 

 

 
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Bryan Lees

Director of Youth Ministry
bryan@hopechurchva.org

Bryan is the son of a Presbyterian pastor and he still wants to be his dad when he grows up. A native of Pennsylvania, Bryan moved to Virginia when he was a teenager and decided to enroll at the University of Mary Washington here locally in Fredericksburg where he earned his B.A. in history with a concentration in U.S. race relations. Before coming to Hope Bryan served as the Youth Director of New City Fellowship in Fredericksburg and most recently worked as the Program Director at Makemie Woods Camp & Retreat Center outside of Williamsburg, VA. When he's not hanging out with the youth of Hope Pres you can usually find Bryan outside hiking, exploring new places, cheering on his Green Bay Packers, or thumbing through three or four good books as he slowly makes his way towards his Master of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary, D.C.

 

TERRY JO SHACKELFORD

Office Administrator
office@hopechurchva.org

 

Laurie Walter

Finance Clerk
Laurie@hopechurchva.org

 

Amy elliott

worship leader

 

Alyssa Irby 

Choir Director

Cheryl mahoney

organist

Clark withers

Director of worship technology