Rev. Dr. E. Anthony Sikora
Pastor Sikora has served Hope Lutheran Church since November 5, 2006 AD. Previously PR. Sikora served as Pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Middleville, Michigan where he was ordained on August 15, 1999 AD following his seminary education. Hope is Pastor’s second congregation since his ordination in to the Holy Ministry. Pr. Sikora is a graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (1999), Concordia College in Ann Arbor (1994) and most recent Fort Wayne Theological Seminary where he earned his doctorate.
Associate Pastor, Reverend Lance Klamer
Secretary: Betty Leppala
Betty Leppala as served Hope as the Church Office Administrator since 1990. Betty is an active member of Hope and enjoys singing and ringing is the choir and handbells.
Nicole Leppala, Director of Music
Director of Music, Nicole Leppala as served Hope since 2000 directing the members of Hope in the various musical ensembles: Ringers of Hope Handbell Ensemble, Adult Mixed Choral Choir, Youth Choir and Handbell ensemble. During her time as Director of Music, Nicole has served as clinician at various Handbell conferences and workshops. She has earned a certificate through the Lutheran Musician Enrichment courses that were offered by the LCMS and regularly attends the many music and theology conferences offered through the LCMS. Nicole has the privilege to work on the children's Christmas and Spring Music programs at Holt Lutheran Elementary in Holt, MI and is currently the Music Director of the Capital City Ringers Handbell Ensemble, Inc. in Lansing, MI and the Associate Director of the DeWitt Community Concert Band, in DeWitt MI. An avid musician since childhood Nicole plays the French Horn, Trumpet and piano.
John Nuffer, Organist since 1999
Laura Knudson, Accompanist since 2013
Our Hope and Consolation
Our Hope and Consolation,
to Christ alone we trace;
He pleads for our salvation in that most Holy Place;
Before the Father's throne,
Christ brings a crimson treasure,
Surpassing human measure,
Which did our world atone.
St. 1 text, Stephan Starke b. 1955
Tune: Von Gott Will Ich Nicht Lassen