Hope Community Church Staff & Elders
Glen Holman - Pastor
Glen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior as a freshman in high school through a Presbyterian youth group. He attended the College of Wooster in Ohio, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He served for the first eight years of ministry as a hospital chaplain. After marrying Kim, the family moved to Sterling, Kansas (a small Presbyterian college town) where Glen served as pastor of the United Presbyterian Church for twelve years. While in Kansas, Glen earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral counseling at Phillips Theological Seminary in Oklahoma. God called Glen to serve as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro, Virginia in 2005. Glen is now excited to be serving as the pastor of Hope Community Church, a congregation in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Glen & Kim have three children, Liz, Ben, and Kristen, and they are the proud grandparents of one grandson, Calum, and one granddaughter, Micah!
Larry Roberts –
Assistant Pastor of Administration
Despite having been raised in a Christian home, Larry did not begin his search for God in earnest until the death of his Father in December, 1988. Until that time, he describes himself as, ‘a casual Christian,’ and not a person of genuine faith. He determined to know God, and has pursued that path since.
Upon marrying his lovely bride Cindy in 2004 and moving to this area, he became active in the Presbyterian Church, for years leading the adult Sunday school class and preaching in an interim capacity at Hermitage and Glen Kirk Presbyterian Churches, among others locally. He conducted a prison ministry at the Middle River Regional Jail for three years and while at Hermitage, served as a Ruling Elder on the Session and member of the choir.
At Hope, he is a member of the Praise Team and stands in on occasion to preach. He relates, “There are no greater joys than to sing praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to share His Word with others. Hope Community Church is a genuine family of faith that sincerely seeks His Truth and longs to serve others through ministries in this community. I am blessed to be a part of that family.”
Kelly King -
Children's Director & Administrative Assistant
Kelly is a native Virginian. She grew up in Harrisonburg and graduated from Mary Baldwin College, in Staunton, with a degree in Communication in 2003. Kelly and her husband Sam and met through a love of media design and video production. They quickly became best friends and were married in 2006. Now they have 3 children, Noah, Kate and Grace, who keep their lives active and hearts full.
Kelly says, "We have been part of the Hope Community Church family since it's beginning and have been thrilled to share our lives with such a caring group of people. This body of Christ has come alongside us as we learned to be parents and have made it a priority to stand for the truth of God's word. It has been a joy for me to be called into children's ministry and watch the work of God in the hearts of His young people. I am honored that God has chosen me to serve Him in this way and I continue to learn more about Him through these little ones!"
Jennifer Lucas - Choir Director
Jennifer Lucas is passionate about serving the Lord through music and loves encouraging others to participate. She leads the Choir of Hope two Sundays a month, organizes music ministry activities outside of Sunday and contributes to the weekly morning music worship time. During the week, Jennifer can be found at DuPont Community Credit Union's operation center as the Administrative Services Administrator. Outside of her work routine, Jennifer enjoys singing in Schola Cantorum of Waynesboro community choir, participating in the Waynesboro-East Augusta Rotary Club as the service committee chair, singing and painting. Of course the most important part of Jennifer's day is spending time with her husband and one-year-old son.
Nina Gross - Worship Leader
Nina has always loved to sing and play guitar since the first time she was able to hold one in her hands. She loves to be in the presence of God and believes music provides a platform the Lord uses to open our hearts to receive His word and blessings! Nina is married to Lowell, has two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two lovely granddaughters, all who bring much joy to her heart! She has been at Hope Community Church since the church began. She says, "it is a pleasure and an honor to currently serve as the Worship Leader at Hope Community Church."
Paige Holder – Elder
Paige's bio, coming soon!
Tiffany Severs - Elder
Tiffany Severs has been happily married to Chris Severs for 10 years. God has blessed them abundantly with three beautiful children. Tiffany accepted Christ at the age of 13, and has served in missions, church, Sunday school, and small groups since. She is a graduate of Roanoke College and is currently employed with Virginia DEQ, working in Water Quality and Enforcement.
Alan L. Morrison - Elder
Alan L. Morrison, CRE serving at Christ Reigns Presbyterian Church in Winchester, Virginia. Alan is a Winchester native and worshiped at 1st Presbyterian (PCUSA) Winchester from birth until October 2013. While there, Alan served on several Sessional Committees, sometime as committee chair, including a PNC Search and Property. He taught Sunday School for over 27 years with the last 12 for the men’s McFadden Bible Class. Alan graduated from Shenandoah Presbytery’s Commissioned Ruler Elder class in 2011 and served at Second Opequon and Round Hill Presbyterian Churches as joined churches as pastor. After resigning from the PCUSA Alan has started a new EPC church and is currently serving there as pastor. Alan Was commissioned in September, 2016 as a CRE for the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic for the EPC. He is also an advisor for the Shenandoah Christian Alliance, a meeting of pastors and lay leaders from several churches in the northern Shenandoah Valley.