Rev. Kim Hodges , Pastor
Reverend Kim Hodges serves as our Pastor. She is a Hampton Roads native, graduating from Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, VA. She attended Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. Pastor Kim started her undergraduate studies in math education, but graduated with a B.A. in Religion & Philosophy. Pastor Kim worked fulltime as a Director of Christian Education at Mt. Zion UCC. After leaving her positon of Director of CE, she taught high school math (while still doing part-time youth ministry at Mt. Zion UCC). In 2011 she entered Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC to earn her Masters of Divinity. She returned to Norfolk in the summer of 2015 for a job as a part-time chaplain at CHKD. In the hours that she is not working, she finds herself doing house projects, going for hikes/jogs, meeting up with friends, playing with her cat, or indulging in a Netflix marathon. We are excited to have Pastor Kim as our Pastor at LCCC!
Stephanie Vega, Church Office Administrator.
Stephanie has many years of office experience. Our most versatile staff member, she is our receptionist, office manager, bookkeeper, document processor, technology specialist, facility overseer, hall rental manager, and general go-to person. Stephanie is married and the mother of three children. She is a master at all she does!
Dean Englert, LCCCUCC Director of Music
Dean brings extraordinary life and energy to our worship program. He can be found in our choir loft, conducting, playing and singing. Originally from Rochester, NY, he is a graduate of the New England Conservatory. He has served in the Marine Corps as the Conducting Instructor of the Armed Forces School of Music and low brass instructor as well as Director of Jazz Studies at ODU. He currently and for many years is the Upper School Music Director at Norfolk Academy and has been a member of Bill Deal’s Original Rhondells. Dean is often found playing for the musical productions at Chrysler Hall and the Sandler Center. His talents extend to the Tidewater Winds and numerous popular groups including the Ojay’s, the Temptations, the Four Tops, and the Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey bands. He has accompanied Josh Groban, Barry Manilow, and Tony Bennett, and many more. The list goes on and on. We are very blessed to have Dean’s wonderful talents and outstanding personality as head of our music program.
Phoebe Pacleb, Organist
With over 20 years of professional experience, Phoebe Pacleb brings joy to our worship service and is enjoyed by all who attend. Much in demand as an accomplished pianist, we are truly fortunate to have such talent on our staff. She is truly skilled and gifted with piano and organ and also has a lovely voice. She and her husband Ted, who is also a member of our choir, have a daughter in college.
John Briggs, Custodian
John Briggs is from Norfolk, Virginia where he still resides. He is the proud father of three children, two daughters and one son. He retired after 31 years of civil service to the Navy. He is a member of Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist church where he is a member in the choir and in the photography ministry. He loves to read, bowl, practice photography, and volunteers regularly with his church’s food bank ministry.
Vanessa Boone, Director of Child Development Center
Vanessa was hired as our Director of Child Development Center in June 2017. (Her picture and biography will be uploaded as soon as she has a moment to catch her breath from doing an amazing job in transitioning into this new position.)