Dave became the lead pastor in January 2020 and is best known as a leader with a coach’s instinct and a pastor’s heart. His passion and gift-set promote team-based ministry and empowered leadership.
Dave places a high value on a safe environment where the unchurched are welcomed and loved.
Dave’s vision is to see Hillside Hope grow with a strong emphasis on Biblical teaching, meaningful worship, faith-filled prayer, healthy relationships, empowered leadership, a robust next-generation ministry, and an impactful local and global missions strategy.
Dave and his wife Elli have served in full-time vocational ministry for 36 years. They have been married for 44 years and have two boys, Levi and Matthew, and four grandchildren.
Together they cherish time with their grandkids. Elli enjoys crafts and hanging out with friends. Dave enjoys all things sports-related with an emphasis on golf.
Lori is the Office Administrator of Hillside Hope and has been on staff since 1986. Because there are so many facets to this job, the years seem to go by quickly. She loves people, and her goal in life is also the church's mission statement,
"We exist to help people find and follow Jesus".
She is married to the love of her life David. David & Lori were married in 1975 and had their only child, Matthew, in 1977. Matthew was married to Amanda Bass in 2006 and blessed us with our only grandchild, Noah, in 2008.
Hobbies, well, you are likely to see her at her job after hours or during days off. Some would say that her job is her hobby, and she would quickly agree. However, David & Lori love to go on long drives in the country and spending time with their grandson, Noah.