Meet Our Staff

Mary Beth Hartenstein

Pastor
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Pastor Mary Beth began her ministry with Hope in 2012. Mary Beth Hartenstein is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ currently serving as pastor of Hope United Church of Christ, Hiawatha.

Mary Beth graduated with a B.S. in Home Economics Education from the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, in 1981. She then received her Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA, in 2003. Presently, she is working towards earning her Doctor of Ministry degree at Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Grove, MO.

Mary Beth was ordained in 2004 by the Western Reserve Association of the Ohio Conference, United Church of Christ, and was then called to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Waterloo, IL, where she served as the associate pastor for eight years.

Mary Beth was born and raised in northwest Ohio on a dairy and grain farm, the oldest of eight children. She and her husband, Mark, are the parents of two young adult sons, Adam and Luke. Mary Beth likes to write, enjoys reading, collects Longaberger baskets, and cheers for The Ohio State University Buckeyes.

Regan Bloomquist

Secretary
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When you call Hope United Church of Christ, chances are the first person you’ll be greeted by is Regan Bloomquist, our office secretary. Regan has been a lifelong member of Hope. She enjoys being kept busy with a variety of tasks and connecting with new friends and existing members each day. “I am honored to serve Hope not only as a member and volunteer, but also as part of this hard-working staff team.”

Mindy Hatcher

Organist
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Mindy has been organist for Hope Church since 1992.  She became the organist after the retirement of the previous organist.  “It is an honor to serve the People of Hope as their organist.”