With Christ as our center, we are called to reach out and share God's love to all.


We believe God calls us to continue a faithful witness of openness and acceptance of others. It is our understanding that God is calling our church to help people live a faith that is meaningful and relevant for their lives. This includes reaching out to others, sharing our faith and nurturing those who are here to help them grow in faith.


We welcome anyone at Hope, because people are valued by God.
We are committed to helping people of all walks of life grow in their faith.

We value small group ministries, as a way for people to live out their faith in a context of a supportive environment.

We are committed to mission, continually reaching beyond ourselves to the Eau Claire community and the world at large to share the Hope of Jesus within us.

We endeavor to provide quality experiences through our worship and ministries, understanding that we are engaged in helping people come in touch with God in a way that is meaningful for their lives.


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Hyejung Hwang

Pastor Hyejung was born and raised in South Korea. When her family moved to Chicago, she attended McCormick Theological Seminary and Garrett Theological Seminary in preparation for ministry. She graduated in 2014. Hyejung and her family have been in Wisconsin since 2014. Her appointment at Hope UMC began in Feb. 2017. Hyejung...


Andrea Blaeser has been the piano accompanist at Hope United Methodist Church since 2011. Andrea began playing the piano at age six and has been a church accompanist for over 25 years. She enjoys working with various choirs as well as individual vocalists. Andrea also feels blessed that she has...


Ben Kittilstad, pianist at Hope,  is a student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a major in business administration and a minor in music. Ben has always had a passion for music and has been playing piano since age six. He currently serves as the Youth Choir accompanist at...


Kristen grew up in South Central Wisconsin and moved to Eau Claire to attend UWEC and never left. Kristen and her husband Chris live on the northside of Eau Claire, have two grown children (Megan and Aaron), and their dog, Chloe.  Her connection with Hope UMC began back when her...