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Meet Our Staff

Pastor Pamela J. Hoh                                                                                     Email PASTOR PAMELA J. HOH

pastorpamPastor Pamela J. Hoh is a native of New York City. She and her husband Daniel, along with their two young adult children, presently reside in Albany, New York. Pastor Hoh graduated from New York University with a BA in Psychology/English. She then attend-ed Hunter College, receiving an M.S. in Guidance and Counseling. Experiencing a call to ministry, she attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, receiving a Master of Divinity in 1994. Pastor Hoh was ordained to the rostered ministry of the ELCA in 1997.

Pastor Hoh has had a variety of work experiences both inside and outside the Lutheran church. She served as staff for one of the predecessor bodies of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America): The Lutheran Church in America. She has also worked in an ELCA social services agency as an administrator and counselor. After moving to the Capitol District, Pastor Hoh served as the pastor for Raymertown Evangelical Lutheran Church in Raymertown, N.Y. She left rostered ministry in 2007 to teach full-time. Pas-tor Hoh has a strong background in education (she is a NY state certified English Lan-guage Arts teacher, grades 5-12) and was a middle school teacher for ten years at Brown School in Schenectady, New York. She was reinstated to the roster of the ELCA as an ordained pastor in 2013. Since being reinstated she has served as Interim Pastor for two congregations: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scotia, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Loudonville, New York. Presently she serves as the Transitional Pastor for a two-point parish in Canajoharie and Stone Arabia.

Pastor Hoh brings a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through the gifts of preaching and storytelling, joyful worship, leading retreats and bible studies, pastoral care, and being a guide and resource for those who are interested in further developing their relationship to God through the spiritual disciplines of the christian faith.

Pastor Hoh enjoys reading, writing, walking in nature, art, traveling, and learning about Japan—it’s language and culture.


Secretary Tonya Humphrey                                                                          Email SECRETARY TONYA HUMPHREY

tonyaHello, I am Tonya Humphrey, the new secretary here at Hope Lutheran Church. I came on board in October of 2017. I am a wife, a mother of three, a new grandmother, and now part of the Hope Lutheran Family! I feel very blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people here! I look forward to getting to know all of you! May God be with you…today and always!


Parish Nurse Liz Macris                                                                                          Email PARISH NURSE LIZ MACRIS

lizLiz Macris graduated from Russell Sage College in 1961 with a B.S. degree in Nursing.

Following graduation was employed in hospitals including Rochester, NY and Ohio. Past employment includes “charge” evening & night shift of Med-Surg. floor at Strong Memorial Hospital and “charge” evenings & staff duties in Obstetrics at Good Samaritan Hospital in Ashland, Ohio. I also worked part-time on medical floor of Rochester General after children born & we had returned to Rochester.

I served in Home Care a total of 20 years, in Oswego and Rensselaer County Health Depts. Part of my experience in Oswego County was being responsible for 7 labor camps; started 1st discharge planning program in Oswego Hospital for the County working within 2 Social Services Departments [ city and county]; and initiating the 1st Expectant Parents Classes [2 series ].

Prior to becoming a parish nurse, I was employed at Seton Health (St. Mary’s Hospital) doing pre and post op. teaching and early discharge planning for persons coming in for surgeries. This was under a 5 year grant program to improve outcomes for surgical patients and to decrease length of stay.

I studied energy work for over 10 years, becoming certified in HTT through Healing Touch International, in Colorado. Since that I have been re-certified twice.

My private practice includes Parish Nursing as part of Seton Health’s “Faith Based Community Nursing” serving at West Central Rensselaer County Lutheran Parish in North Greenbush, and serving as a Healing Touch Practitioner for Church members as well as private clients.

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