Meet Our Staff Team

Pastor Kevin Maxey

Senior Pastor

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.

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Pastor Kristin Hunsinger

Associate Pastor

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.

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Gail Mowry

Music Director

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 enjoys selecting hymns and songs for worship, working with our children, working with our adult choir, and coordinating special music. You'll also see her leading worship with the Praise Team on Sunday mornings. She enjoys spending time with her family and pets and going to local sporting events. When she’s not at church, you can find her as the Fine Arts Director for Hillsdale Academy as well as serving as music director for many Toledo Repertoire Theater productions.


Ron Prebe


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.


Pam Ferrara

Director of Children and Family Ministries

Pam joined the team at Hope on October 10, 2022. She was born and raised in Genoa, Ohio. Pam received her Music Education Degree from UT and will receive her Master of Arts in Ministry with a Concentration in Leadership from Moody Bible Institute in December 2022. Pam has served at a local UCC church working with youth from ages birth through early college age. Pam is a single mom of two girls. Church is a huge part of their lives with attending church and its activities weekly. Pam enjoys singing, playing and listening to music. Pam also enjoys spending time with her family and friends when not chasing her girls around with all their activities.


Jennifer Bailey

Office Manager

Jennifer joined the staff in 2017. She grew up in Southern Illinois and lived in the Cincinnati area for most of her adult life. Jennifer and her husband Bob have two amazing teenagers that keep them very busy. She enjoys baking and playing with the family dog, Buddy.

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Cindy Franklin

Financial Secretary

Cindy grew up in Michigan and graduated from MSU in 1999. She moved to Toledo to marry her husband, Scott. They have two beautiful daughters, Sasha and Danica. Cindy loves reading and spending time at the lake.

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Mike Hoskins


Mike is part of our custodial team. He is a morning person so you'll most often see him if you visit Hope before noon. Mike ensures the building can be an example of Hope's core value of hospitality.

Hope Lutheran Church
OUR MISSION To be a living example of the love of Jesus Christ


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Toledo, OH 43606

At the corner of Secor, Bancroft, and Indian Roads.


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