Meet Our Staff
Senior Pastor Dean Honnette has been with Hope Center for 13 years. A graduate of North Park University, he has a BA in Psychology and a Master of Divinity. Married with 3 grown children, Pastor Dean enjoys volleyball, biking, fixing things, building things, reading, and working on cars.
Tom Patitucci is Pastor of Outreach Ministries, a position he has held since 2008. He has a BA in classical guitar performance and has completed post graduate work at Fuller Seminary. A charter Hope Center member, he has served here for 32 years. Tom is married with 3 grown children and enjoys spending time with family, writing and performing music and “improvisational cooking”.
Steve West is our Pastor of Community Life and oversees ministries in the areas of Connecting, Caring and Spiritual Formation. He received a Certificate of Spiritual Direction from North Park Seminary in July 2010 and earned a Specialized Ordination in Adult Ministries in June 2009. Steve holds a MA in Counseling and has a BA in Religious Studies and Psychology. His thrill is watching people come alive as they connect with the truths of Jesus and surrender to his leading. Steve is married and has two teenagers. He enjoys being in nature, near water, hiking, exploring, camping and backpacking.
Ian is the Pastor of Youth and Young Adults which stretches from 7th grade to College Students and Young Adults. He has been at Hope Center for 6 years. A graduate of Patten University , he is married with one daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading & working on his house.
Kathryn Valdez is the Director of Children’s Ministries a position she has held since 1994. She has attended Hope for 30 years. Kathryn is pursuing a Masters in Pastoral ED at Fuller Seminary. She is married with 4 children. Kathryn loves cooking, reading, gardening and watching movies with her family.
Jordan Reed is our Pastor of Worship & Arts. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his BS and MS degrees in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University. Before full-time ministry, Jordan worked as an engineer in the Boston area. Married with two boys and a cat, he and his wife, Elisa, came to Hope Center in 2008. When not making music, Jordan's hobbies include home improvement, cycling, watching movies, cooking, and fixing and building things.
Karen Patitucci is our Performing Arts Director. As one of the Hope Center charter members, she has been at Hope Center for 32 years. She has a BA in English. Karen is married to Tom Patitucci . They have three grown children and two grandchildren. She has been writing weekly dramas since Hope Center's first celebration in January of 1978. She enjoys hiking, baking, walking with friends, reading a good book and having play dates with grandchildren!
Scott Walker is our Business Manager. He has a BA in Environmental Design from UC Berkeley. He began attending Hope Center in 1984. He has been married to his beautiful wife, Diana. They have 2 grown children and Dusty, the church dog. Scott’s favorite pastimes are riding his recumbent bicycle and off trail backpacking.
Cathy Lackore is our First Service Sunday School Coordinator. She obtained her teaching credential from Chapman University. Cathy has been at Hope Center for 21 years. She is married with 3 children and a dog named Sasha. Cathy is very partial to the Book of James; it's her favorite. Her hobbies include having fun with family and watching her children grow.
Margaret McGinn is our Second Service Sunday School Coordinator. She has a BS in Agricultural Science and Mgmt from UC Davis. A Hope attendee since 2000, Margaret is married with 2 children and an 11 year old “spoiled Rottweiller” named Max. She enjoys gardening, hiking and sewing.
Amy McHuron is our Nursery Coordinator. She graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Social Ecology. Amy is married with 2 young boys. She has been attending Hope Center for 14 years. Along with taking care of two chickens named Peach and Peckala, Amy enjoys being outside whether it is walking, hiking, camping, gardening, or being at the park.
Kathy Romo has been the office manager since 2008. She began attending Hope Center in 2004. She is married, has 3 grown children and 6 beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys gardening and loves to cook.
Jennifer Sciancalepore is our Technical Director-lights, camera, action type enthusiasm. She has a BA in Psychology. She began attending Hope in 1999. Jennifer is married with 3 children. She loves playdates--hanging out with other moms and their children.
Ken Bartizal is our building custodian. He has been attending Hope Center for 4 years. His favorite passage is Jeremiah 29: 11-13. Ken's hobbies include cars and putting a smile on your face.