Leadership

Pastor

                                                          

Rev. MARK HENRICH graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1987 and served for 16 years at St. John's Lutheran Church in Antigua, West Indies.  For the next 12 years he served at Atonement Lutheran Church 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 starting his second year at the WELS Seminary.

Mark and Mollie were married in Jan. 2010 and are blessed with baby Essie, born January 2015. Mollie has served as a high school, elementary teacher, and piano teacher. She also worked through Wisconsin Lutheran College as an ESL teacher.
Mark and Mollie are excited about serving the HOPE congregation and are always looking to greet new faces.

Contact Pastor Henrich by phone or e-mail: 647.546.8257 pastormark.henrich@gmail.com


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 3young adults, Michael, Stephen and Tracey who are all actively involved in the music ministry here at Hope Church.

Leadership Team 

Arthur Soman (Chairman)
Maurice Balasingham
Hemchand Chabilall
Shiv David
Wayne Owen
Edrei Sills
David Sills
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." ~ Hebrews 6:19