Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Leadership Team at Hope Christian Church

Teaching Pastor, Elder

Todd Cravens

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.
Family and Community Life Pastor, Elder

Steve Brown

Steve has been on staff at the church since July 2017.  He serves as the Family and Community Life Pastor. He has served as an elder since April 2018. 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.
Elder

David Gonzales

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. He is currently working as an engineer for GE.
Youth and Young Adult Minister

Anthony Colarusso

Anthony joined the staff part time as Youth Director in February of 2019, full time as Youth Minister in June 2020, and had his role expanded to Youth and Young Adult Minister in September 2021.  He has been attending Hope since 2015, where he volunteered in youth ministry for 4 years and served as a deacon for 3 years. He is a lifelong resident of Stoneham. He is an accountant by trade and in his spare time enjoys playing hockey.
Office Administrator

Alisa Cravens

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 and her husband have three children.
Deacon

Amma Bigbi

Amma has been at Hope since 2019. She has served in the youth ministry and currently helps with the children’s ministry and hosts a LIFE group. She works at Lexington Christian Academy and is a student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Amma began serving as a Deacon in June 2021.
Deacon

Roche Casseus

Roche and his wife, Vanessa, have been at Hope since 2018. They enjoy participating in their LIFE group and serving on the worship team. He works as a structural engineer. He began serving as a Deacon in June 2021.
Deacon

Vanessa Casseus

Vanessa and her husband, Roche, have been worshiping at Hope since 2018. They currently live in Reading. She serves on the Welcome Team and started serving as a Deacon in June 2021.
Deacon

Andrew Golter

Andrew has been attending Hope since 2018. He has served on the Security Team and helped with the A/V Team for both the morning service and the evening young adult ministry. He works in the area of physics research. He began serving as a Deacon in June 2021.
Deacon

Elizabeth Harrah

Elizabeth has been worshiping at Hope since 2015. Her and her husband, Mark, have two sons. She is passionate about teaching the Bible to women of all ages and invests in the next generation by volunteering with the youth group. She began serving as a Deacon in June 2021.
Deacon

Brian Lundquist

Brian and his wife, Katie, have been worshiping at Hope since 2018. They live in Beverly with their first child, Bria. Brian works as a Physician’s Assistant. He began to serve as a Deacon in June 2021.
Deacon

Katie Lundquist

Katie and her husband, Brian, have been at Hope since 2018. They have a baby daughter. Katie enjoys helping with the children’s ministry and investing in college students’ lives. She began serving as a Deacon in 2021.
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