Hope is lead by Pastor Paul Terhune, who works with our other leaders and staff to guide us as we strive to better serve God, our members, and our community. These are the people who help us in our mission:
Rev. Paul Terhune
Rev. Paul Terhune, is a native of the New York area. After graduating from Concordia Seminary with a Master of Divinity, he came to Southern California to begin work on a Ph.D in New Testament at Claremont Graduate School.
In 1992 Pastor Terhune was called to Hope Lutheran, and he continues to lead our congregation today. He has also taught classes at Concordia University, Irvine, including graduate exegesis and hermeneutics of the New Testament, and has served on a number of committees and commissions of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Pastor Terhune and his wife Lynn have two adult sons, and he recently became a grandfather. His hobbies include art, music and bonsai.
Scott Ferguson is the principal of Hope Lutheran School. Scott guides and directs our teachers and students as they teach, learn, and grow in faith.
Hope Lutheran School is a Christ-centered community that includes the church members, pastor, parents, school staff, and students. As we teach a variety of subjects each day, our sole objective is to prepare children to serve God and others. All children are taught God’s word; it permeates each subject and is not confined merely to daily classroom devotions, the religion period, or weekly chapel services. Through our teaching we try to prepare them to become responsible stewards of the unique gifts God has given them, and in so doing, the Holy Spirit enables them to lead a joy-filled Christian life that becomes a thanksgiving to God.
Hope Lutheran Preschool exists as a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church. Therefore our learning activities and the way we work with your children are based on the saving love of our Lord Jesus Christ to all people. Your child is a precious creation of God. We are a support to your family as we nurture, love, teach and care for your unique child. Children can grow to their fullest potential when the attitudes and atmosphere around them foster feelings of self-worth. A child’s “play” is how a young child learns. A child learns by touching and doing and being involved.