Our Team


Rev. Dr. Karis Graham


Pastor Karis is the spiritual leader and God’s vision caster for the ministry at Hope. Her primary responsibilities include: Preaching and teaching God’s word, giving the Sacraments, equipping, encouraging,and empowering leaders for service, oversight, and care for the church staff, and setting the strategic direction for the ministry alongside the Hope team.

Life passage:

Isaiah 40:31 

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


Vicar Eric Randolph


Vicar Eric Randolph (he/she/she) is a senior at the United Lutheran Seminary, where he is studying for his Master of Divinity degree. He is a candidate for ordination to the ministry of Word and Sacrament and will be interning at Hope Clinton for the next year as part of his formation process. Eric is passionate about building an inclusive and affirming community of believers.


“After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands.” 

Revelation 7:9

Grace and peace,

Vicar Eric

Minister of Music/Coordinator of Worship Arts 

Drew Parrish


Drew is our minister of music and coordinator of worship arts at Hope.  His primary responsibilities include: supporting and ministering with our staff team; equipping, encouraging and empowering worship ministry leaders; coordinating worship services and worship events; directing various worship teams; and serving as the church’s principal musician.

 Hebrews 12: 1-3 

 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.





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