Pastor Nathan Montover was ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament in 1999 and has served congregations in Eastern Iowa for his entire ministry. In addition to parish ministry, Nate taught religion and history at Augusta College, Rock Island, and Lutheran Confessions at Wartburg Theological Seminary.
Kris Kessell is our Office Manager. She has been with Hope Lutheran since September 1990. Family members include her daughter Nichol, son Jake and a granddaughter. She has three furbabies that are also part of her family - Rollei (dog), Wilson (dog) and Mac (dog). Kris' hobbies include cooking, fishing and doing crafts. For Kris, family (both immediate and church) are most important in her life - oh yeah - and her furbabies.
Cody Techau is our Choir Director and Pianist. He started at Hope Lutheran in September 2018. His family members include his mom Tonia, father Keith, sister Sydney and sister Taylor. Cody's hobbies include playing music, composing music, reading and learning foreign languages.
Marcella Lux is our Organist/Pianist. She has been with Hope Lutheran since the late 1970's. Her family includes daughter Paula, son Michael and daughter Jana. She also has Cocoa (dog) and Kaya (dog) that is part of her family. Marcella's hobbies include music, games, bowling and golf. Marcella has been the President of Churches United for many years and was also the Administrative Secretary for Churches United from 1988-2003.
Lyn White is our custodian. She has been with Hope since October 2007. Her family includes her father (deceased), mother, two brothers and one sister. She also has two dogs - a Golden Retriever/Black Lab and a Yellow Lab. Lyn's hobbies include spending time with her family and friends, going for walks with her two dogs and spending time outside.