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. 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).
Chrishon Ducker [pronounced Krish-OHN] grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is an avid sports fan, playing soccer, golf, and surfing in his youth. Chrishon received a BA degree from Winthrop University (‘94) where he studied history and political science. It was there, at Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), that the Lord brought Chrishon to the saving knowledge of Christ.
Chrishon met his wife, Danielle at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis MO. They were married in 1997 and graduated from CTS together in 2000; Chrishon with a Masters in Divinity and Danielle with a Masters in Theological Studies.
Chrishon and Danielle have two teenage children. Charissa [pronounced Kar-iss-ah] is a rising senior and attends virtual school at home. CJ is a rising 10th grader and he is very much looking forward to attending Riverbend High School. They are both kind and creative.
CJ loves singing, playing guitar, frisbee, soccer, and kids. Charissa loves music, writing, and organizing.
Director of Children's Ministry
Melissa is a wife and mother of two awesome teenage boys. She loves playing with them in the woods, diggin 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 a minor in music. Melissa previously 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. Bryan has 15 years of experience working with children and youth in both church and camp ministry settings. 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 Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary, in Washington D.C.
TERRY JO SHACKELFORD