Pastor Dave grew up in Paw Paw, Michigan. He earned his bachelor's degree in Economics & Management from Albion College in Albion MI. Dave moved to Chicago in the fall of 2001 to study Urban Ministry at Moody Graduate School. He earned his Master's from Moody, and then served 8 years with Sunshine Gospel Ministries doing youth ministry. Dave serves on the board of two ministries in Africa: Hallomai Missions and Africa Revolution. He enjoys working out, running, exploring local restaurants, and drinking tall glasses of milk. Dave is married to Joanna (aka Josie), and they have four children: Pablo, Jaye, Justice & Julianna.
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Mary is originally from Cincinnati, OH. She moved to San Francisco with her family at a young age, and spent her growing up years in the city. She is married to Artis (aka Pete), and they have a son Terrence. Mary has been heavily involved with LHNC since the church was birthed in early 2008. Once Mary retired she took on the role of church treasurer. Mary has a passion for discipling new believers in the faith. She co-leads one of our women's discipleship groups, and also serves at our AWANA club. She enjoys shopping, traveling, playing with her dog, and fellowshipping with the ladies of the church.
Syria was born in San Francisco and has lived in the Bay Area all of his life. He is married to his wife Rita and has two grown children and three grand children. After years of using his musical gifts in various venues, in 2004 Syria began using his musical gifts in the church. He studied Praise and Worship at Golden Gate Baptist Seminary, and received his diploma in Praise and Worship from Beacon University Institute of Ministry in 2007. His music has opened many doors for him to minister (Gospel Academy Awards, opera, and commercials) but he especially loves leading others into worship at LHNC. He says, “At Living Hope we praise God with immeasurable joy! I invite all with the desire to make a joyful noise to join us on Sundays.” Syria enjoys studying theology and church history, playing tennis, watching sports, and working on music with his lovely wife Rita and their group Crimson Flow.
Zack grew up in East Taunton, Massachusetts. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry form Cedarville University. Zack and Andrina met at Cedarville, and got married in August of 2015. They relocated to Richmond in July of 2016 to work at the family business. Zack has a passion for seeing youth come to know the Lord, and grow in discipleship. He graduated from Gateway Seminary in 2022 with a Masters of Intercultural Studies. He serves at LHNC as the Director of Student and Media Ministries. He enjoys spending time with people, watching the Patriots win countless Super Bowls, listening to music, working out and reading.
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Andrina grew up in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. She graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in International Studies - Missiology. Andrina has a heart for seeing broken relationships restored by the grace of Jesus. She serves at our AWANA Club and teaches children's church once a month with Zack. She enjoys budgeting, organizing, petting cats, playing Settlers of Catan and cheering on the Green Bay Packers & Wisconsin Badgers.