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.
Mary McIntyre is the Director of Music at Hopewell United Methodist Church. She attended NYU and Rutgers University, and holds a B.A. in English Literature. What started as a musical hobby turned into a career in entertainment over the years, until Mary felt called to use her gifts in service of Jesus Christ. She is especially interested in youth ministry and community outreach. Mary and her husband Shawn have three children.
Rich Miller is the church’s lay leader and chair of the Hopewell UMC’s Administrative Team. He is also a lay speaker, assisting the pastor in leading worship and our Adult Study Group. Rich is an experienced journalist, entrepreneur and publisher of several leading technology web sites covering the world of cloud computing and digital infrastructure.
Lay Speaker Lorraine Donahue is a certified lay speaker in the United Methodist Church.
Rich Grant is our organist.
Our Secretary Liz McCormack maintains the monthly church calendar, creates and publishes the HUMC 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 Liz @ email@example.com.
To contact the staff at HUMC, call the church office at (609) 466-0471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org