Our Staff

Rev. E. Anthony Sikora
Rev. Sikora is a graduate of Concordia University Ann Arbor with a BA in Biblical Languages.  He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 1999 and was ordained into the Office of the Holy Ministry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Middleville, Michigan where he served as sole pastor from 1999-2006.  In November of 2006 he was installed as sole pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in DeWitt, Michigan.  In 2014 Rev. Sikora received his doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis in missions and culture from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  

Nicole Leppela, Music Director
Director of Music, Nicole Leppala as served Hope since 2000 directing the members of Hope in the various musical ensembles:  Ringers of Hope Handbell Ensemble, Adult Mixed Choral Choir, Youth Choir and Handbell ensemble.  During her time as Director of Music, Nicole has served as clinician at various Handbell conferences and workshops.  She has earned a certificate through the Lutheran Musician Enrichment courses that were offered by the LCMS and regularly attends the many music and theology conferences offered through the LCMS.  Nicole has the privilege to work on the children's Christmas and Spring Music programs at Holt Lutheran Elementary in Holt, MI as well as teach Kindergarten through 8th grade teaching in general music, choir and band.  She currently the Music Director of the Capital City Ringers Handbell Ensemble, Inc. in Lansing, MI and the DeWitt Community Concert Band, in DeWitt MI.  An avid musician since childhood Nicole plays the French horn, trumpet and piano.

John Nuffer, Organist

Betty Leppela, Church Secretary