Pastor: Tom Hoover

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Tom has been the pastor of Hope United Methodist Church since 1996. He grew up in northwest Ohio and graduated from Upper Sandusky High School. He and wife Gretchen have three grown children: Aaron, Beth, and Ethan, and three grandsons—Owen, Luka, and Eli. Tom graduated from Otterbein College with a B.A. and attained his Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary and the Methodist Theological School of Ohio. Tom’s personal interests are cross country skiing, downhill skiing, volleyball, rollerblading, and spending time with family. You can contact Tom by email or through the church office at 419.877.5232.

Children and Youth Discipleship Director: Angela Schroeder



Angela started at Hope on August 2, 2015.  Angela is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies, and a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary where she received a Master of Divinity degree.  Angela is also a certified candidate for ordained ministry in the West Ohio Conference.  Angela can be contacted at

Director of Adult Discipleship: Steve Winters




Steve started at Hope on May 3, 2016. He is a long-time member of Hope United Methodist. He graduated from Ohio University with a BA in 1989 and from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1995.  Steve practiced law for 20 years before being called to serve in the ministry of Hope United Methodist.  He and his wife Kathy have three children, Elizabeth, Allison and Jimmy. Steve enjoys spending time with his family fishing, boating and camping.  You can reach Steve at his email address:

Child Care Center Director: Amy Meagher



Amy has served the Hope Child Care Center for many years and loves the kiddos and families here!  She attended Miami University and other than that has been a life long resident of the Anthony Wayne area.  You can connect with Amy with any questions about our Child Care/Nursery School ministry at 419-877-0091 or by email here  Amy.

Secretary: Connie Limes



Connie has been a member of Hope since 1998; she joined the Hope staff as the Secretary in 2001. She grew up in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from St. Ursula Academy. She and husband Darrel have two daughters: Jenna and Jessica and grand-daughter, Carla  You can contact Connie by email or through the church office at 419.877.5232.

Other Staff

Violet Ley, Financial Secretary (income)

Judy Carter, Assistant Financial Secretary

Linda Condit, Treasurer (accounts payable and bookkeeping)

  10929958_10152674770887887_3428125158910223954_n     Valerie Delauter, Custodian

image       Julie Romaker, Custodian

image       Ramona Hart, Nursery Attendant

image       Rhonda Matney, Nursery Attendant

image       Beth Hite, Organist

image       Dona Scott, Organist

image       Gerry Toepfer, Unchained Music Director

Michael at Piano       Michael Richardson, Led By Faith Music Director

zwyer (2)   Matt Zwyer, Choir Director

Please contact all other staff members at through the church office by email or by phone at 419.877.5232.