Kevin Maxey joined the staff at Hope in June of 2011 as Hope’s senior pastor. He was born in Miami, Florida, and each time God has called him to a particular congregational ministry, it has been near a significant body of water. This is ironic because, although he enjoys the water, he has no interest in being owned by a boat. Kevin is married to Janice and they have three adult children. For fun and recreation, he enjoys working with his hands - either building things or cooking. His passion converged most recently with a wood-fired pizza oven which allowed him to build something and, once it was built, cook with it.
Kristin Hunsinger joined the team at Hope in March 2016 as associate pastor for youth and family ministries. She was born in South Carolina and has spent about equal amounts of her life in the Southeast and the Midwest. Growing up in the Lutheran church she loves the traditions of the church, but is always looking for ways to reshape traditions so they reach and make sense for all generations to continue growing in faith. Kristin enjoys photography, knitting & crocheting, is an avid sports fan, and loves to travel. She also loves animals and serves as staff for her cat Cinnamon.
Gail joined the team at Hope in August of 2015. She grew up in Florida and have been living in the Midwest for many years. She has almost warmed up to acknowledging that she is a Midwesterner. She enjoys selecting hymns for worship and working with each of our choirs. You'll also see her leading worship with the Praise Team on Sunday mornings. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets. When she’s not at church, you can find her as assistant principal and music teacher for Northwest Ohio Classical Academy.
Katie leads Disciples in Training on Sunday mornings, Vacation Bible School, and some various activities throughout the week. She has a degree in Inclusive Early Education from BGSU and experience teaching in Toledo Public Schools. Katie and her husband, Kevin, have a baby boy, Henry, and a dog named Eddie.
Ron is a recent retiree from St Patrick of Heatherdowns where he was the Director of Liturgy and Music. His involvement in music ministry spans more than 50 years and includes church work to supper clubs and parties - and music from classical to contemporary and jazz. Ron is a graduate of the University of Toledo and an avid fan of the Rockets! He is married to Leigh and they have 2 children and 7 grandchildren.
Mike is part of our custodial team. He is a morning person so you'll most often see him if your visit Hope before noon. Mike ensures the building can be an example of Hope's core value of hospitality.
Viola is part of our custodial team. Viola covers the evening shift and Saturday mornings. Viola helps make the building a welcoming space for members and community alike.