Welcome to Living Hope
Pastor Steve and Phyllis Maxfield
Pastor Steve and Phyllis are native Vermonters who have been with our church for over 30 years. He has been the Senior Pastor for 6 years. They shepherd their people with love. Phyllis leads the Women's ministry Anchor Team. She also enjoys creative expression through dance.
Pastor Todd and Xio Callahan
Todd & Xio Callahan are passionate about sharing God's love with our community. They parent four busy children. They also serve on the worship team together. Pastor Todd will be stepping into the Senior Pastor role in September 2017.
Pastor Sean and Maria Troland
Associate Pastor, Eldership, Evangelism Outreach
Pastor Sean has a heart for evangelism. He works part-time at the church. His full time work is as the General Manager of the Light Radio Network in Essex Junction. Maria is a representative and strong advocate for The Voice of the Martyrs. They parent two daughters and care for their dog, Gracie.
Shawn and Danielle Tkach
Shawn and Danielle are directing the ministry for teens at Living Hope. They are energetic and enthusiastic about sharing Christ with our young people.
Director of Children's Church
Nicole looks forward to seeing what God is going to do in the lives of children and familes at LHCC. She was raised attending this church. She recently earned her Masters of Education in Early Childhood. Nicole is in her 6th year of teaching. She is blessed to be able to serve as Children's Director.
Kris and MJ Merchant
Elder-in-training; House of Hope Leaders
They lead a House of Hope at their home in Essex Junction.
Their cheerful hearts are a constant source of strength to others. Kris leads the Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace" class at the church.
Clint and Pam Erb
House of Hope Leaders
The Erbs have a passion for Christian Education and for bringing unity to the church. They lead the House of Hope for Israel and connect with others with like hearts.
Ed and Marty Wilbur
Missions; House of Hope Leaders; Prison Ministry
They lead a House of Hope at their home in Burlington. Happily married for more than 50 years, the Wilbur's are daily at work encouraging the faith of God's people. They have a heart for missions.
Mark and Heidi Allard
Men and Women's Ministries
Mark and Heidi have been happily married for 25 years and have been members of Living Hope for over 15 years. Mark serves on the Worship team with the Men's Ministry.
Heidi serves with the music ministry in the audio-visual department and is part of the women's Anchor team.
House of Hope Leader
A loving person and faithful servant of Our Lord, Bertha served along side her late husband Pastor Pony Pornelous for many years. Bertha continues to offer her encouragement, joyful smiles and a warm hugs to anyone who needs the assurance that God's love for them never ends.
John and Debbie Averill
House of Hope Leaders
They are House of Hope leaders at their home in Burlingon. Sunday mornings Debbie can be found serving coffee and snacks after the Worship service.
Steve and Rachel Stringer
Eldership; Puppet Ministry; Web administration
Steve & Rachel Stringer enjoy serving and encouraging people of all ages. Their specialty is working with children. They have directed the Christmas productions with all of their hearts.