When & Where
Pastor Mark Henrich
PASTOR MARK HENRICH graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1987 and served for sixteen years at in Antigua, West Indies, and twelve years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Pastor Mark has four adult children—three daughters (all married) - Emily to Andrew Brauer, Erin to Jon Kehl and Elise to Andrew Gross. His son Scott is married to Sarah (Zietlow) and is a pastor in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Mark and Mollie have two daughters, Essie Patricia and Evangelina Hope. Mollie has served as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and piano teacher. She also worked through Wisconsin Lutheran College as an ESL teacher.
Mark and Mollie are blessed to serve at Hope Lutheran Church.
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Music Coordinator & Organist
PAULINE KHAN SOMAN studied music in Guyana, South America through the Royal Schools of Music, London, England. She was retained as the Church Musician/Organist/Choir Director of Ebenezer Lutheran Church at age 19 in Guyana, and in addition was a private piano teacher. At Ebenezer, she accompanied the church services and worked with both junior and senior choirs; arranging several seasonal church concerts and presentations. After immigrating to Canada in 1980, Pauline resumed teaching piano and music theory and attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, to complete the R.C.M. Affiliate Teacher program. She was the organist at Christ the King Lutheran/Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church in Thornhill from 1985-2000 where she accompanied all English and German services.
Pauline now serves as our organist/Music Coordinator.
For a change of pace, Pauline is also employed by the York Region District School Board in the Elementary Schools as an Administrative Assistant.
Pauline thoroughly enjoys working with and motivating children. She is married to Arthur and together they have three children, Michael, Stephen and Tracey, who are all actively involved in the music ministry here at Hope Church.
Vicar Ben Berger
Ben Berger serves as Hope's one year intern. He came in August of 2017 and helps with everything from preaching to teaching to singing in the choir. Vicar Ben was married in October to wife Rebecca (Schulz). We are excited and blessed to have Ben and his wife at Hope.
Contact Vicar Ben:
Arthur Soman (Chairman)
What We Believe
In an age of anxiety, we believe that real peace comes from Jesus Christ.
In an age of confusion, we believe that the Bible is the Word of God, without error.
In an age of guilt, we believe that Jesus dies on the cross to remove the power of sin from our lives.
In an age of hopelessness, we beleve that Jesus rose physically from the death - and so we will rise.
In an age of despair, we believe God's promises to heal and transform us.
In an age of constant change, we believe in the unchanging Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
For more information, read more at https://wels.net/