LEADERSHIP

  • Eric Cox

    Lead Pastor

    Who knew that a kid growing up in New Jersey who didn't have a relationship with Jesus until 16 would someday be led to a church in Shelton, CT?  Eric is honored to preach the Word of God and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He has served as an Assistant Pastor at churches in Clarksboro and Marlton, NJ and previously served as Lead Pastor at Community Congregational Church in Naples, FL.


    Eric and Jamie married on July 15, 2006.  Both Eric and Jamie are excited to raise their three children, Cadence, Charlotte, and Connor in Derby, CT.  Though at one point Jamie was a store manager for Walgreen's she is currently living out her calling as a teacher.  She has taught in both middle and high school with an emphasis on science but now teaches in an elementary school here locally.  She holds a Master's degree in K-8 Education from Grand Canyon University (she is also an alumna from Rutgers University).  


    Eric is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University (now called Cairn University).  His life verse is Luke 1:37 "For nothing will be impossible with God."

  • Erik & Laureen Horwedel

    PASTOR OF COMMUNITY & Children's ministry director

    We have been with Living Hope Church since the first service in January of 2009 on a blizzardy snowy Sunday at the local Shelton Marriott. We have a family of 7, 3 daughters and two sons. We desire to serve the kingdom of God in and through Living Hope Church by living out Colossians 3 in putting on the new man, to know Jesus more than we could ever imagine and to love others by His revelation of the gospel - the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. We both enjoy serving Living Hope Church - Erik as Pastor of Community & Outreach and Laureen as the Childrens Ministry Director. The first thing we fell in love with at Living Hope Church was, and is, the presence of the Lord through this body; that there are real men and women willing to be engaged for His kingdom’s purpose and expansion. Our hope for you is to be encouraged to come, participate and engage with what the Lord is doing in and through Living Hope Church.

  • jOSH kORMAN

    wORSHIP dIRECTOR


  • Jerry Cobaugh

    Elder

    We moved to Shelton in 1986 and found a home here where we raised our two kids who now live in Austin, Texas and Port Angeles, Washington.  We have been part of a community group here at LHC since we started attending and find that to be a true blessing.  Things that we find excitement in are:  traveling, hiking, sitting on the beach, watching sunsets and reading.  The things we are passionate about are seeing lives restored through the power of Jesus and for the advancement of God's kingdom here in Shelton and beyond.  We love the body of Christ here and pray that the Holy Spirit moves mightily amongt his people.  Jerry loves to run so it's not surprising that his favorite scripture is 2 Timothy 4:7-8.  One scripture that Tammy finds great encouragement from is Ephesians 3:20, "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."

  • scott mogle

    elder

    When Lil and I were married in 1992, our prayer was that we would be salt and light in the world. That God might use us to draw people unto Him. The Lord led Lil and I to Living Hope as we sought an authentic body of believers who live life together. Living Hope seeks to be that church where real people, live real lives in pursuit of that which God has for them. As a Nurse, I seek to be God's hands and feet and Lil as a kindergarten teacher, seeks to share God's immense love for all God's children (both big and small!) The Lord has blessed us richly with two wonderful children. Our son Logan works as an Engineer at MPI in Seymour while pursuing his engineering degree. Our daughter Monica, second only in age to her brother, pursues her passion for writing at Carson-Newman University seeking a degree in Creative Writing.


    Please come and join us as we seek to serve his Kingdom as we gather, grow and go.

  • chuck forstrom

    elder


    Chuck has been a life long resident of Connecticut and currently lives in Shelton. He is the proud father of his daughter Kylie and son Tyler, both high schoolers. Chuck has worked in his family's electrical contracting business for over thirty years. Reading, martial arts, landscaping and golf are some of the extra things that make Chuck smile. "Living Hope Church is a wonderful place to meet Jesus and grow in his likeness.  The presence of the Holy Spirit and the love from my bothers and sisters have truly made a difference in my life. I am humbled and honored to  have the opportunity to serve the Lord at Living Hope Church and in my every day world . It absolutely is an exciting ride."

  • GREG RUDD

    Elder


  • dAN REENS

    ELDER

    Dan & Susan have been married since 1987. They have two adult sons, David who is pursuing graduate studies in Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Philip who works in Washington DC. Both David and Philip are married. Dan has started and run several small companies and is now a Licensed Financial Advisor with Safe Harbour Retirement and Horter Investments. Susan is a public high school Math and Computer Science teacher. Dan enjoys sports and in particular golf and Susan is an avid knitter. The Reens have led prayer ministries, small Groups and Bible studies for youth and adults.


    "We're so blessed to be a part of a body of believers at Living Hope Church who believe that God still speaks today! We are excited about seeing His kingdom increase (Is.9:6,7) here in the Shelton area through the power of the Holy Spirit! Seeing people saved, delivered and set free through the never failing love of the Lord Jesus Christ."