Pastor 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.