LEADERSHIP

Meet Our Team

Scroll down to meet our team of Elders, Staff, and Deacons. If you have questions or would like to contact an individual team member click on the email button that corresponds with each member.

Our Elders

Paul Ananth

Elder

Paul Ananth has served as an Elder since February 2015 and been a member since 2007. Paul has a heart for outreach. He currently leads a monthly gathering in his home to reach out to Asian Indians living temporarily or permanently in the U.S.. He also provides leadership to the church’s Audio Visual Team.

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Michael Bradford

Elder

Michael is an elder at Hope and has served in various ministries since he and his family joined the church in 2001. He is employed as a chemical reaction engineer, and in his spare time, he enjoys reading, Bible study, blogging, and music.

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Todd Cravens

Teaching Pastor/Elder

Todd is the Teaching Pastor and an elder at Hope and has been serving the church since 2008. He and his wife, Alisa and their three children live in Woburn. In his spare time, Todd enjoys running, reading, and photography.

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David Gonzales

Elder

David Gonzales has served as an Elder since February 2015 and has been a member since 2009. David is actively involved in Men’s Ministry and small group leadership and is currently teaching an Adult Sunday School.

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Iain Whitfield

Community Life Pastor/Elder

Iain has been the Community Life Pastor since 2008 and an elder since 2001. He and his wife, Liz, a professional violinist, live in Lexington. They have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson. Iain enjoys road trips, biking and DIY projects.

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Our Staff

Steve Brown

Family & Children’s Pastor

Steve is the Family and Children’s Pastor at Hope and has been serving the church since 2017. He and his wife Merri and their two children live in Stoneham. In his spare time Steve enjoys hiking, trips to the coast, and watching Red Sox baseball.

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Alisa Cravens

Office Administrator

Alisa has been a member of Hope since 2008 but joined the staff as the Office Administrator in the summer of 2016. She has been blessed by being a part of Hope through the years and thoroughly enjoys serving in this way. She has three wonderful teenagers and a bit of a crush on the Teaching Pastor.

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Todd Cravens

Teaching Pastor/Elder

Todd is the Teaching Pastor and an elder at Hope and has been serving the church since 2008. He and his wife, Alisa and their three children live in Woburn. In his spare time, Todd enjoys running, reading, and photography.

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Iain Whitfield

Community Life Pastor/Elder

Iain has been the Community Life Pastor since 2008 and an elder since 2001. He and his wife, Liz, a professional violinist, live in Lexington. They have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson. Iain enjoys road trips, biking and DIY projects.

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Our Deacons

Tom Adams

Deacon

Tom has been worshiping at Hope since 2001. He and his wife, Taeseon, live in Arlington. Tom is an engineer and has worked with Stone & Webster but is now with Westinghouse. In his spare time he enjoys skiing and fly fishing.

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David Butters

Deacon

David and his wife Sandy have been attending HCC since 2004. David plays guitar and sings on the worship team, as well as, regularly leading worship. David and Sandy enjoy biking, long walks, and traveling.

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Sandy Butters

Deacon

Sandy Butters and her husband Dave have enjoyed worshiping and growing in the Lord at Hope since October of 2004. Sandy currently serves on the Welcome Team. In addition to traveling and biking with Dave, Sandy also enjoys reading, writing, and facilitating networking opportunities.

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Stephen Lacorazza

Deacon

Stephen is a deacon at Hope and also serves as the treasurer. He and his wife, Bianca and son live in Melrose. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, listening to blues music, and fishing whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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Gavin Macbeath

Deacon

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Michele Macbeath

Deacon

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Jadien Walter

Deacon

Jadien has been a member of Hope Christian Church since she and her family moved to the United States from the Netherlands in 2010. She lives with her husband Edwin and three of her four children in Melrose. Her eldest son is in college in Wheaton, Illinois. The Walter home is still full however, since they also care for foster children. Jadien loves to read and knit in her free time.

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David Yi

Deacon

David has been attending Hope since 2013. He and his wife, Sharlene and their three children live in Winchester. He works as an ophthalmologist in Chelmsford and he enjoys going on medical mission trips.

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Want to worship with us?

We would love to see YOU on Sundays! We have Bible Study open to all ages starting at 9:00am followed by our worship service starting at 10:30am. If you have any additional questions contact us by clicking on the button to the right! We look forward to seeing you.