Staff & Leadership

Pastor Kate HillisPastor Kate Hillis serves as the lead pastor of Hopewell United Methodist Church. She has spent the last eight years doing ministry in various settings. She has served as a pastor in the local church, director of youth and children’s ministries in New Jersey and New York, and as chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital.

Kate holds a B.A. in Religion and Youth Ministry from Houghton College (New York) and a M.Div. and a M.A. in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is a passionate leader and gifted preacher, she desires to inspire the Church to live transformed by the love of Christ and rooted in a deep commitment to radical hospitality and a sense of responsibility to the created world.

Kate is married to Wren Hillis, a Drew Theological student who is also pursuing ordained ministry.

rich-millerRich Miller is the church’s lay leader and a lay speaker.

Lay Speaker Lorraine DonahueLay Speaker Lorraine Donahue is a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist church.

Rich GrantRich Grant is our organist. Rich also directs the choir.

Secretary Sue Esche maintains the monthly church calendar, creates and publishes the Church newsletter, and organizes the weekly bulletin.  If you need to place an announcement in the bulletin or publicize an event in the newsletter, please contact Sue.