Interim Pastor News

After careful interviews and consideration of several candidates for interim ministry, the Transition Team of Betsy O’Berry, Tom Struwve, John Eckles and Kelly Simon recommended to the Church Council that we invite Pastor Galen Hora to serve as our Interim Minister as we work to prepare for our next Pastor.  The Council unanimously accepted this recommendation. 

We have contacted Pastor Galen and we feel very blessed that he has accepted this post.

Many of you may already be familiar with Pastor Galen as he served as supply pastor in-between Pastor Brian Mundt and Pastor Jason in the summer of 2014 as well as several other times between 2013 and 2016.  Pastor Galen has specialized in interim ministry for many years and has served seven other congregations during their call process.  He has a great breadth of experience and the personal qualities that we need to bring us through this time.

We plan to officially install him as our Interim Minister on Sunday, September 13. 

Pastor Galen will also be our supply pastor this Sunday, August 30. 

We hope that you can join us as we warmly welcome Pastor Galen to our Cross of Hope family.

Worship with your Church Family

Join us in the backyard at COH on Sunday 

We will be worshiping outside in the backyard at 9:30 a.m.  Bring your mask and a lawn chair.  

We will continue to Live Stream the services for those who aren’t comfortable coming to in-person Worship.

Online Faith Formation

Sunday School Online

Sunday School with Jim

Middle School/High School Online

Lesson not available at the time of this email

with CYF Director Jim VerBout.