Rev. Alan Hager
A native of Rochester, New York, Rev. Alan R. Hager is a graduate of Grove City College (Grove City, Pennsylvania) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, New Jersey). Prior to coming to Spotsylvania, Rev. Hager worked with Young Life for two years and Coalition for Christian Outreach in Ohio for five years. He was then Associate Pastor at Graystone Presbyterian Church in Indiana, Pennsylvania, for four years.
Alan has served as our Pastor since 1994. His wife Katherine, and children Kristen and Michael reside in Spotsylvania County. His hobbies and interests include softball, basketball, skiing, golf, tennis, along with reading and fishing.
Director of Christian Education
Tim joined the staff in 1999 as Director of Youth Ministry and transitioned to Director of Christian Education in 2016. 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.
Director of Children's Ministry
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.
Director of Youth Ministry
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 M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. (Although they've never taken a class together, Bryan secretly hopes that Tim will one day be his study buddy.)
REV. David Fischer
Congregational Care Assistant
Having grown up in Illinois, Rev. Fischer moved with his family to Virginia in 1989 where he finished high school and subsequently joined the Marines. After the Marines, David attended Calvin College for a year before transferring to Mary Washington College where he met his wife Rhonda and received a BS in psychology. He went on to receive an MDiv from RTS Charlotte and an MA in Christian Counseling and Discipleship from Capital Bible Seminary. David was ordained by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 2010. He has served several local churches in roles such as assistant pastor, college minister, worship leader and interim pastor. When he isn’t counseling, David and Rhonda can usually be found on their small farm caring for abused and neglected animals through Rhonda’s Non-Profit, Animal Awareness and Assistant, and enjoying their own zoo of two dogs, five horses and five cats. Don’t be surprised if a donkey and pig get added before long.
TERRY JO SHACKELFORD
Social Media Director / Worship AV coordinator