Hope United Methodist Church

Staff Members

Rev. Kelly W. Smith
Rev. Kelly W. Smith
Senior Pastor - Ext. 103

B.M.E.,FSU, 1989; M Div, Duke Divinity School, 1992 Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas Favorite Sport(s): College Football and College Basketball Favorite Song(s): Favorite Book(s): Favorite Movie(s): Forrest Gump If they made a movie of your life, what would be the title?: Days of Thunder What movie star would portray you in a movie? Tim Robbins Favorite Quote: "Wherever you go, there you are." Blog - https://pastorkellywsmith.com/

Lucy Trancho
Lucy Trancho
Assistant to the Pastor - Ext. 102

Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY Favorite Sport(s): Football Favorite Song(s): I Can Only Imagine - Mercy Me; Anything from Billy Joel Favorite Book(s): Gold Coast, The Shack Favorite Movie(s): Gone with the Wind, Grease If they made a movie of your life, what would be the title? Cheaper by the Dozen What movie star would portray you in a movie?  Eva Longoria Favorite Quote: "With Great Power - Comes Great Responsibility"

Christy Murdoch
Christy Murdoch
Director of Children's Ministries - Ext. 104

Birthplace:  San Diego, CA  Navy Hospital Favorite Sport(s):  Softball and anything the kids are playing Favorite Song(s): Blessed by Martina McBride, Anything by Elvis and On the Way to Cape May Favorite Book(s): Mystery’s of any kind! Favorite Movie(s): Fried Green Tomatoes What movie star would portray you in a movie? Joan Cusack If a movie was made of your life, what would it be called? Mama Mia!, Mission Impossible, Kicking and Screaming & Get Smart Favorite Quote: "If wishes were horses then beggars would ride"  - English Proverb

Britt Holdren
Britt Holdren
Director of Youth Ministries - Ext. 105

Born in Clearfield PA Sports- hockey and football Songs; I enjoy all kinds of music, really depends on my mood which I end up preferring Book- The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Enders Game Movie- that's a tough one... I'm a fan of many I don't think I can narrow that down Actor to play me... hmm, maybe early Jeff Bridges Title... A Bear in the Woods

Coenraad Applegrijn
Coenraad Applegrijn
Director of Worship - Ext. 109

Birthplace: Vrystad, South AfricaFavorite Sport(s): Surfing Favorite Song(s): "Your Love Never Fails" by Jesus Culture and "Here For You" by Matt Redman Favorite Book(s): Love Does by Bob Goff, The Traveler's Gift by Andy Andrews, and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Favorite Movie(s): The Fifth Element, 12 Monkeys What movie star would portray you in a movie? Val Kilmer If they made a movie of your life, what would be the title? One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Favorite Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." -Dr. Seuss, The Lorax  

Lisa Pizzolato
Lisa Pizzolato
Director of Hope 'N Play Preschool - Ext. 108

Hometown:Alma, MI Favorite Sport(s): Football     Favorite Song(s): You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones Favorite Book(s): The Shack, The Hobbit Favorite Movie(s): Jerry McGuire What movie star would portray you in a movie? Sally Fields If they made a movie of your life, what would be the title? The Nutty Professor Favorite Quote: “Enjoy each day to the fullest!”

Carol Romanowski
Carol Romanowski
Bookkeeper - Ext. 107

Birthplace: Cheverly, MD. Favorite Sport(s): Football Favorite Song(s): I Can Only Imagine Favorite Book(s): The Shack, Left Behind Series Favorite Movie(s): The Notebook, First 50 Dates What movie star would portray you in a movie? Valerie Bertinelli If they made a movie of your life, what would be the title? The Breakfast Club Favorite Quote: “Happiness is where you find it, but rarely where we seek it.”