Meet Our Team

Rev. Beth Wilterdink

Rev. Beth has been Pastor at Hope Ridge UMC since July 2011. She is a graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary outside of Chicago.

Beth is married to Jon, and they have two energetic sons, Robert and Clayton.

Lori Toth

Lori has been a part of Hope Ridge UMC since 1996, when she moved to Concord Township. She has been the Office Administrator since 2013.


She and her husband John have two grown children.

Office Administrator

Jonathan Gordon

Jonathan joined the Hope Ridge UMC staff as the Accompanist in October 2013. Following that, he has served in the role of Music Director since 2015.

Jonathan is married to Sarah, an active member of the Praise Team and Financial Committee. They are expecting their first child in September 2020.

Music Director

Shelly Thompson

Shelly has been attending Hope Ridge United Methodist Church since 2014, became a member in 2017, and joined the staff in July of 2019. She has a background in Early Childhood Education and Surgical Technology.

Shelly has two sons, Noah and Nate.

Discipleship Director

Nancy Cline

Nancy has been part of Hope Ridge UMC's staff since January of 2016. She served as the pianist and choir accompanist for the first three years. In August 2019, she stepped in to serve as the director of both the choir and bell choir.

Nancy holds both a BA and MA in Piano Performance.

Choir & Bell Choir Director, Accompanist

Emma Murphy

Emma is excited to serve in her current role at Hope Ridge UMC alongside Greg. Since moving from Chicago to Cleveland in 2018, Hope Ridge has become a second home with a wonderful community.

She majored in Theater Arts Performance with a minor in Business Management and Leadership at Bradley University.

Co-Technical Director

Greg Pribulsky

Greg joined Hope Ridge UMC in 2020 as part of our Media Team, serving as a Co-Technical Director. Greg has more than fifteen years in technical theater production experience.

Greg is married to his wife Donna.

Co-Technical Director

Kathy Burnham

Nursery Staff

Lauren Jeavons

Nursery Staff

Marty Kohler

Accountant, Controller

Our Church Council

Carol Benroth

Administrative Council Chair

Kim Thomas

Staff-Parish Relations Committee Co-Chair

Gail Lowe

Staff-Parish Relations Committee Co-Chair

Patrick Newby

Board of Trustees Chair

Jim Moll

Finance Committee Chair

Leslie Mizen

Welcome Team Chair

Luellen Parkinson

Children's Nurture Team Chair

Mark Seyfried

Youth Nurture Team Chair

Sue Nahumck

Adult Nurture Team Chair

Harry Fishleigh

Send Team Chair

Mark Seyfried

Lay Leader

Laura Moll

Lay Representative to Annual Conference


Welcome to Hope Ridge United Methodist Church. 

Our church family is made up of people with diverse spiritual backgrounds, seeking to journey together, to love God more deeply, and grow in how we love others. We know that you have a story to tell, and we want to get to know it.


Church Office: 440-352-2141

9870 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. 

Mentor, OH 44060

Preschool Office: 440-639-8817

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