• Rev. Dr. Andy smith

    Pastor

    E-Mail: Andy@hoperossmoor.org

    Phone: (925) 709-4673, ext. 100

    As the Pastor of Hope Lutheran, Pastor Andy oversees the spiritual health and vitality of Hope, ensuring that the church remains focused on its purpose, vision and mission in the community and the world. Pastor Andy was called to serve at Hope in 2019. He is a gifted preacher and visionary, challenging the congregation to discover creative ways the church can be a blessing to the surrounding community and the world. Andy is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC (USA). Pastor Andy is a graduate of Whitworth University in Spokane, WA (BS), Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA (M.Div), and Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. (D. Min). Pastor Andy is married to Lynne who has a daughter, a son and a grandson. Andy has three daughters. Andy is an avid sports fan, enjoys traveling and playing golf.

  • Rev. Karen L. Woida

    Associate Pastor

    E-Mail: Karen@hoperossmoor.org

    Phone: (925) 709-4673, ext. 101

    As the Associate Pastor of Hope, Pastor Karen has gifts and extensive experience in the area of spiritual direction, teaching, pastoral care, liturgy and worship. Pastor Karen is a collegial leader bringing a strong and gentle presence to the leadership team at Hope. Karen is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the ELCA. She is a graduate of Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN (BA) and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA (M. Div). Pastor Karen has a daughter, a son and three grandchildren. Pastor Karen enjoys sewing, knitting, and dolls.


  • Wayne Anderson

    Minister of Music

    E-Mail: Wayne@hoperossmoor.org

    Phone: (925) 709-4673, ext. 102

    As Minister of Music, Wayne is a skilled and gifted leader utilizing his gifts to encourage and equip others to share their musical gifts in the music ministries at Hope. Wayne works closely with the pastors to present a high-quality worship service with a vibrant music program including two choirs and various guest musicians. Wayne graduated from the University of Utah (BA) and the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, CA (M. Div). He and his wife, Margaret, have two sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren. Wayne enjoys teaching piano, playing golf and relentless puzzle solving.


  • Don Gurley

    Cantor

    E-Mail: Don@hoperossmoor.org

    Phone: (925) 709-4673, ext. 103

    Don has been singing all of his adult life. As the Cantor in our weekly worship services at Hope, Don leads the congregation in singing with his rich tenor voice. The liturgical worship service at Hope engages the congregation in the singing of Scripture and other musical responses each week.

  • Marjatta DeSchepper

    Care Ministry

    E-Mail: Marjatta@hoperossomoor.org

    Phone: (925) 709-4673, ext. 104

    As a part of the Care Ministry Team at Hope, Marjatta utilizes her listening and communication skills to care for the congregation at Hope. She visits members in their homes, hospitals and workplaces to offer compassionate care. Marjatta has a BA in English and an MA in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in the State of California. She has two sons and two grandsons. Marjatta enjoys reading, cooking, and teaching communication skills.

  • Carolyn Schick

    Financial Manager

    E-Mail: Carolyn@hoperossmoor.org

    Phone: (925) 709-4673, ext. 105

    As Financial Manager at Hope, Carolyn oversees and records all contributions, deposits, accounts payable, monthly financial reports, payroll and the annual budgeting process. She works closely with the Council in managing the Hope Endowment Fund. Carolyn has served as a volunteer Financial Manager at Hope since 2008. She and her husband, Marv, have been married for fifty-three years and have three married children and three grandchildren.  Carolyn enjoys scrapbooking and volunteering each week at Hope and the area hospital.

  • Robin KannO

    Operations Manager

    E-Mail: Robin@hoperossmoor.org

    Phone: (925) 709-4673, ext. 106

    As the Operations Manager at Hope, Robin assists and supports both of the pastors in managing the congregation through the implementation and maintenance of records, policies and procedures and administration for the effective operation of the church. Robin’s professional background is in Information Technology as an applications programmer, systems programmer, manager and director. She is a “go to” person for all members of the congregation when they have requests, questions, suggestions, concerns, or when they need help. Robin has one son and enjoys gardening, genealogy and baking.