Cheryl Hurd


Cheryl manages the day to day operations of Hope Lutheran Church, as well as, an array of other administrative responsibilities.  Having joined us in 2017, she brings several years of experience to this roll.

With a contagious smile, Cheryl keeps our church running smoothly and she thoroughly enjoys working alongside the community of family that is HOPE!

Judy Canfield

Director of Hope Christian School

Judy is proud to be the Director of Hope Christian School, and has been in the Early Childhood field as teacher and director in New Jersey for over 30 years.  She has her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education,  a  Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and  a New Jersey State School Supervisory Certificate.

Judy just lead the efforts in organizing and directing the HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 5Oth Anniversary celebration and considers it an honor to be part of the HOPE family... carrying on the tradition of offering quality educational programs to the children of the community!

Kathryn Johnson

Communications Director

Kathryn is a native Jersey girl, who grew up on the shore and considers herself a true "beach girl".  She has a very strong faith in the power of prayer, and feels most connected to God in the midst of nature. 

Kathryn has held senior leadership roles in Marketing & Program Development and has been a working artist for many years.  She approaches each new marketing and communication campaign with enthusiasm and enjoys utilizing her creativity in these efforts.

She and her husband Todd, are college sweethearts and enjoy spending time outdoors, hosting family & friends, and discovering the talent of a great new musician.  

Josh Staudinger

Minister of Music

We excitedly welcome Josh to HOPE as our new Minister of Music.  He is a great addition to our team and we are looking forward to flourishing musically under his leadership ~ enhancing our congregation in song.



Wayne & Diane Kless


Diane & Wayne are two of our long time HOPE congregants.  They have been involved in multiple ministries over the years, continue to play integral roles at the church, and work hard to keep our church clean and maintained.