Meet Our Staff


 

Phillip M. Enderle, Senior Pastor

Passionate about winning souls for Christ, Pastor Enderle knows it's all about grace and God's incredible and unquenchable love for us in Him. He loves every aspect of the ministry, from preaching and teaching, counseling and visitation, to administration and strategic planning; all the while meeting people where they're at.

In his nearly 30-year ministry, he has served a mission congregation in Huntsville, Alabama, Milwaukee, and a church in Warrens, Wisconsin, where he spent the last fourteen years before coming to Hope. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Christian counseling.

Since meeting his soulmate and best friend Katherine in 1993, their marriage has been richly blessed with four wonderful children - Jonathan, Anna, Michael, and Sarah.

He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, staying active, working outside, and taking on do-it-yourself house renovation projects to varying degrees of success. He also very much enjoys laughing, which comes in handy with the home projects.

Contact Pastor Enderle: penderle@lifeathope.org


Kenneth Hill, Ministry of Music

Ken graduated from Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, Illinois, in 1978. In August, 1997 he came to Hope from Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Twin Falls, Idaho. Ken received his Master of Church Music degree in 2005 Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. Ken administers the music program at Hope Lutheran Church.

Ken and his wife Marie raised their three children at Hope: John, Beth and Melissa.

Contact Ken: khill@lifeathope.org


Alex Cargin, Director of Youth & Education

Alex graduated from Concordia University Nebraska in Spring of 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Christian Education Leadership. At Concordia, Alex double majored and earned a Director of Christian Education (DCE) certification while also starting on the university baseball team all 4 years.

Upon graduation, Alex moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to serve as the DCE at Lamb of God Lutheran Church & School. In 2019, Alex and his wife Anna moved to Fond du Lac to serve as Hope's Director of Youth & Education.

When they aren't busy working, Alex and Anna enjoy hiking and playing team sports.

Contact Alex: acargin@lifeathope.org


Bob Mengert, Deacon

After serving 15-years with the U.S. Air Force, Bob finished his schooling and graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Management. While teaching, he completed his Master's Degree in Education. He taught for a span of 14-years from the fourth grade all the way up to the college level. He continues to teach part-time at Moraine Park Technical College.

Bob and his wife Michele have two children at home. Jonah, a senior at Fond du Lac High School, has ambitions of attending the University of Wisconsin next fall. Caleb, a sports fanatic, is an eighth grade student at Theisen Middle School.

Bob enjoys spending time on the lake fishing and ice fishing. He also enjoys golfing with his buddies. He has dreams of breaking 100 someday! He is a big fan of the Packers, Brewers, Bucks, and Badgers!

Contact Bob: bmengert@lifeathope.org


Rick Mackie, Social Media & Communications 

Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Rick graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 1998 from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Rick has been a member of Hope since 1994. He retired from Mercury Racing in August, 2019 with over 30 years of service in Marketing and Public Relations. He and his late wife Jodi adopted their son Jordan in 2004.

In addition to raising his son, Rick enjoys boating, skiing, playing drums and listening to music.

Contact Rick: rmackie@lifeathope.org


Marci Scharf, Office Manager

Marci joined the staff at Hope as Office Manager in September of 2002.

Marci and her husband Mike have three children: Adam (Kim), Kylene (Cameron) and Erica; and three grandsons.

She enjoys reading, crafting, listening to contemporary Christian music and spending time with family.

Contact Marci: hopelutheran@lifeathope.org


Beth Kettner, Hope Preschool Director

Beth has a deep love for children, education and has worked with children and those with special needs for over 20 years. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2012 and is currently taking administration classes at UW-Milwaukee. Beth and her husband Richard were married in 1987 and they have three adult children. In the fall of 2019 she developed Hope's Nature Classroom which is an outdoor education area for ages 3-6. When she is not working at Hope Preschool she gives horseback riding lessons for those with special needs. She and her husband love the outdoors, taking walks and going to the movie.

Contact Beth: preschool@lifeathope.org


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