• Amy Finley >> Watch video


    Amy joined Hope Lutheran Church in 2017 with her husband, Evan, and their son Ethan. Amy has been active in the congregation serving in a variety of ways, most recently as the Director of Leadership for the Strategic Planning Council.  Amy is the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, working in higher education for over twenty years. She resides in West Bloomfield.

  • Curt Chowanic >> Watch video

    Curt started attending Hope Lutheran Church in 1996 when he started dating his wife Andrea - a member of Hope since she was 10 years old. He and his wife have two adult daughters who were baptized and confirmed at Hope. Curt has served as a small group confirmation leader, a high school youth leader, director of finance on the Strategic Planning Council and currently leads the Outreach Gift Distribution Committee. Curt and his wife are recent empty-nesters and reside in West Bloomfield.

  • Dirk Beamer >> Watch video

    Dirk and his wife, Jessica, have attended Hope Lutheran Church since 1996.  Their three children (Langston, Lawrence, and Anika Jane) were baptized and confirmed at Hope. Dirk served 7 years on the Strategic Planning Council, the last four as president. Dirk is active in worship/music ministry and, with Jessica, leads the teen performing arts group, The Edge. Dirk is the managing partner of Wright Beamer, PLC, practicing business litigation and employment law. He lives in downtown Farmington.

  • Kelle Shepherd-Bhavsar >> Watch video

    Kelle has been a member of Hope Lutheran Church since 2015. Kelle and her wife, Mita, married at Hope in 2017 and have two children (Kelle-Jemarie and Julio Christopher). After leaving a Pentecostal denomination, Kelle is now working towards her Licensed Lay Ministry credential from the Southeast Michigan Synod. In the past, Kelle has served in the Reconciled in Christ Initiative and Personnel Committee. Currently, she is serving as Minister of Modern Worship and SPC-At Large member. In her professional career, Kelle functions in a dual role, of Project Manager / Commercial Manager, for ZF in Northville, MI.

  • Sarah Tucker >> Watch video


    Sarah has been a member of Hope Lutheran Church since 1999, joining as a middle schooler alongside her family. Sarah and her husband Colin were married at Hope in 2017 after first meeting each other as teenagers involved in the SEMI Synod Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) board. Sarah has been involved in many facets of Hope and the greater ELCA over the years. She worked in Lutheran outdoor ministry with Living Water Ministry as a young adult and completed a service year with Lutheran Volunteer Corps. Most recently she has served as President of Hope’s Strategic Planning Council. Sarah currently works in Community Relations and Outreach for St. Clair County Community Mental Health. She and her husband reside in St. Clair Shores.

  • Tuesday Williams >> Watch video

    Tuesday joined Hope Lutheran Church in 2015 along with her husband, and their two children, Trey (13) and Jordyn (10).  She is currently serving Hope as the chair of the Personnel Committee. Tuesday is a proud graduate of both Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University. She is currently working as a school counselor at Thurston High School in Redford. She has worked in education for 18 years, serving as a math teacher at Thurston before switching to counseling. She currently resides in South Lyon with her family and two dogs, Xena and Xyla.

  • Wally Bishop >> Watch video

    Wally and Cindy have been members of Hope Lutheran Church since 2015.

    We have three children: Wallace A. Bishop III, Kyle F. Bishop, and Brittany A. Caron. Also we are blessed with four grandchildren. Wally is currently serving on the Strategic Planning Council as Facilities Director. Wally is also the Lead Usher and member of the Space Team. He is a former Firefighter and current Plant Manager for Reinhart Industries. He has been a resident of the city of Novi for 42 years.