Our Staff


Pastor Anthony C. Phelps:  


Pastor Phelps grew up in Rhode Island and started his ministry at Living Hope in November 2019.  He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in Psychology and worked in the insurance industry for ten years.  After he started to attend a Reformed church, God called him to  pastoral ministry and he received his M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts in 2003.  He planted a PCA church in Wakefield, RI where he served for eleven years.  In 2015, he and his family moved to Colorado, where he pastored a church in the United Reformed Church in North America (URCNA) federation.  Here in the Lehigh Valley, he desires, by God's grace, to lead us as we "worship the God who gives us Living Hope; grow in the knowledge of our Living Hope; and win the hopeless to this Living Hope."  Tony is married to Donna, his college sweetheart, and they have three children.  Emily is working (after college) and Ben is a college student.  David is at home, where he is homeschooled.  Pastor Phelps serves on the Session (Board of Elders) of Living Hope as a Teaching Elder.

Director of Music - Beth Barshinger:Beth

Beth graduated from Philadelphia College of the Bible (now Cairn University) with a degree in Music and Worship and specialized in French Horn.  She oversees all the music ministries of the church.  



Church Administrator - Katie Batten:  


Katie recently graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College and is certified as an occupational therapy assistant.  She is responsible for all administrative tasks for Living Hope, including keeping the prayer list and preparing the bulletins.

Custodial Care - Jean Morris: Jean serves our church by cleaning and organizing our church weekly.  Jean also purchases all our needed supplies on a timely basis and maintains our cleaning equipment.