Esperanza Staff

Rev. Steve Hammer, Pastor:

Lynn Hockenberger, Pre School Director:

Joni Thorpe, Parish Administrator:

Julie Gerrish, High School Youth Director:

Kathy Tuszynski,  Children’s Ministry Coordinator:

David Kruse Coste, Band Director:

Robin Neely, Adult Choir Director:

Ma Lai Gates, Accompanist:

Youth Group:  youthministry@myesperanza.

The Congregational Council

The Congregational Council is elected by the church membership and meets monthly to provide general oversight of the ministry of Esperanza. Current officers of the Council are:

President –  Steven Thorpe: 

Vice President – Rachel Hanania:

Treasurer – Rocky Armfield:

Secretary – Brian Cantoni:

The Council also provides liaisons to specific areas of ministry within the congregation:

  1. Service and Support – assists work with our primary mission partners: Kyrene Family Resource Center, Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) and Meera School in Tanzania.
  2. Worship and Music –  assists work in seasonal changes to our music and worship arts teams.
  3. Community Outreach – assists in providing hospitality on a weekly basis and special events (Oktoberfest, Valentine’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day).
  4. Communications –  coordinates information in printed publications, website and social media.
  5. Youth and Family – organizes and oversees a variety of activities aimed at enhancing the church experience for children, youth, and families.

Members At Large

Kirsten Anderson:

Jessica Mueller:

Georgia Waters:

Margaret Willis: