Meet the Pastors
Hi there, we are the Schooley family! My wife, Jeanna, and I planted Higher Hope church in 2006. We left our well loved church in Chambersburg, PA to follow God’s leading and move to New York. We had three kids under the age of five, a very small bank account and no permanent home but there was no doubt God was calling us here. His story for our family was just beginning and we were ready for the ride.
The Hungerford family would like to welcome you! We serve after God urged us back into pastoral ministry in early 2022. Over the past 25 years, I have plied my God-given gifts as an architect, construction manager, project manager, contractor, and director level leader. I have a heart for serving others, people-directed ministry, continual improvement, and a desire to see all who may come to follow Christ and realize their God-given potential.
Tracey and I were married and began our family in Waynesboro, PA. We relocated to Horseheads, my hometown, in 2005 and it is now a privilege to minister and serve in the community where my roots began. We are both graduates of Virginia Tech and I am also a graduate of Lancaster Bible College and Seminary. I am currently completing a Master's of Practical Theology with completion expected in 2023.We have homeschooled our four children over the past 20 years and have now seen 2 move off to adulthood on their own unique journeys,... two more to go. Along the way we have been foster parents, youth leaders, served in missions together, scout leaders, and I continue to coach a local homeschool soccer team. I also serve in volunteer roles for several not-for-profit agencies.
We celebrate God's grace, His provisions, life, the opportunity God provides each one of us, and the knowledge that "we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:2) God has great things for each one of us!