Pastor-Mokry

Rev. Dr. Richard Mokry, Pastor

Pastor Rich is a native of Rome, NY.    He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church there in Rome.   At the age of 17 Rich was given faith in Christ in a special way.  So powerful was this revelation that Rich sensed God’s call on his life to share the meaning of faith with others.

Pastor Rich affirms God's desire to give each of us faith in Him so that we may be “saved” and know the special joy of belonging to Him and serving Him. He studied and earned degrees at Concordia College in NY, New York University, Christ Seminary-Seminex, culminating with the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  He entered into the ministry Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in 2001.  He has served congregations in North Carolina, Connecticut and New York.

Pastor Rich and his wife, Miriam, were married in 1981. They have been blessed with seven children, both biological and adopted, with Micah, Grace, and Ellie currently living at home in Levittown.  Pastor Rich enjoys time with his family, camping, hiking, biking and generally being in the outdoors.


Mrs. Abby Marquard, Administrative Assistant

Abigail Marquard (Abby) grew up in Morrisville PA.  She and her family have been active members of First Baptist Church of Morrisville, where she is currently working with their youth ministry.   Abby met her husband, Jake, at their home church when they toddlers.  They were just married in August.

Abby graduated from Bucks County Technical High School where she studied culinary arts.  Following a choice to switch out of the culinary field, she has worked as an administrative assistant in several small offices and a larger corporate office.   These experiences prepared her to fully appreciate Hope’s well-organized office and congenial atmosphere.   She is enjoying getting to know the children, parents, teachers, staff and volunteers of the church and school.

Growing up, she was heavily involved in church activities and faith-based ministry.   Every gift that she has, including this newfound position among fellow believers, she knows comes from the Lord.


Church Officers

President:  Tom Jeske
Vice President: 
Treasurer:  Jeff Mann
Secretary:  Bob Warrell

Church Elders

Rich Gruenhagen
Phil Twietmeyer
Chris Moss

Church Council Board Members

Elders:  Rich Gruenhagen
School:  Jenny Smith
Finance:  Tom Marks
Trustees:  Bill Durnin
Youth:  Lynn Holmes