On Monday, June 11th, Rev. Karen Curtis-Weakley, began her calling to Hope UCC as our designated pastor. Karen graduated from Bowling Green University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal & Public Communication. In 1993 Karen started seminary at Methodist Theological School in Delaware, OH, to become a counselor. But, when taking courses in religion she changed her major and, in1997, Karen graduated with a Masters of Divinity. She attended Asbury United Methodist Church and presented her first sermon there. After seminary, she served in two rural Kansas churches. While Rev. Karen was completing Clinical Pastoral Education she began working with the church, she served as Chaplain with Hospice of Volusia and Flagler counties. During this time she not only facilitated grief groups but also coordinated grief camps for children. Starting in 2001 she was Associate Minister of Christian Education and Spiritual Development for 6 years at Windermere Union Church, a UCC Church. While in Orlando, Karen attended the Florida Center of Theological Studies to begin classes for her doctor in ministry.
Temp Choir Director
Susan Holland Santi
An accomplished musician, Susan Santi has performed with the Birmingham Symphony and the Knoxville Symphony orchestras.
She has served as principal pianist with Brevard Symphony Orchestra, BSO Chamber Orchestra, and the Space Coast Philharmonic. Susan has taught piano students for 35 years. She has been the organist at Hope UCC since February, 2000.
Hope United Church of Christ
2555 Fiske Blvd.
Rockledge, FL 32955