Good hope's leadership

  • Reverend Susan F. Sprowls

    Reverend Susan F. Sprowls - Interim Pastor

    Meet Pastor Sue Sprowls A native of the Chicago suburb of LaGrange, IL, Pastor Sue earned her Bachelor of Arts (Religious Studies) from Occidental College and her Master of Divinity (summa cum laude) from Yale Divinity School. She completed a part-time pastoral internship at Salem Lutheran Church, Naugatuck, CT and a full-time internship year at Lord of Light Lutheran Church/Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Michigan (LOL/LCM), Ann Arbor. Pastor Sue served as Associate Pastor of All Saints Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ for 7.5 years before being called to serve as Pastor of LOL/LCM, a position she held for about a decade. Currently, she is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor, where, in a volunteer capacity, she provides pastoral support to the staff and congregation. Raised in the Presbyterian Church, Pastor Sue spent her young adult years in the Episcopal Church before finding a home in the ELCA. She is passionate about ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and peace in the Middle East. Her first sabbatical allowed her to focus on a lifelong interest in Native American spirituality and arts. In 2022, she hopes to become an Oblate* of Our Lady of Grace (Benedictine) Monastery in Beech Grove, IN. * More about that a bit later. Pastor Sue’s ministry partners include a cadre of plush animals with personality plus! Her cocker spaniels, Kelsey, Barry, and Eli were valuable pastoral associates throughout their lives; she is currently training her 23-month-old puppy, Rowan, to follow in their paw-steps. In addition to cheering for the Oxy Tigers, Yale Bulldogs, and Michigan Wolverines, Pastor Sue is a die-hard Cubs fan (Is there any other kind?) who loves to share her “happy place,” Door County, WI, with family and friends. She is pleased to be serving at Good Hope and looks forward to getting acquainted with you all

  • Debbie Kupel - Council Lay President

  • Karen Pola - Church Administrator

  • Jerome Badgley - Music Director

  • Karen Kreutzer - Custodian