Pastor Laura Steele is the lead pastor of Hopewell United Methodist Church. She has served at Bridgewater UMC, East Millstone UMC and Mt. Zion UMC’s in New Jersey and Del Ray United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA.
Pastor Laura has a B.A. in theater from Centenary University in Hackettstown and is currently finishing her M.Div. at Drew Theological Seminary. She has a passion for ministry with children, families, and young adults as well as a drive for participating in God’s transformational mission in the world through the love of Jesus Christ. Her family consists of her husband Louis, their wonderful children Juliet and Lucas, and their two, overfed cats Ruffino and Gizmo.
Rich Miller is the church’s lay leader and a lay speaker.
Lay Speaker Lorraine Donahue is a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church.
Rich 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.
To contact the staff at HUMC, call the church office at (609) 466-0471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.