Tim MacGowan, Head Pastor (tim@livinghopeepc.org)
Gabriella and Patrick, Nancy and Tim, Laura and Kyle, Benjamin – in front

Tim and his wife, Nancy, started Living Hope in 2004. Both are native Northern Virginians who felt called to plant this church in their home region after 13 years of ministry in other locales. Following 8 years in a sales position, Tim served as a worship leader and youth pastor in Central Florida in an Episcopal Church. From there he went back to seminary and received an M.Div from the King’s Seminary in 2002. Nancy has had a lifelong call to minister to teens and children as well as a passion for missions and worship. Together they have a heart to see the grace of God and the truth of Scripture made real in the lives of those who follow Jesus Christ. Tim and Nancy’s family includes daughter Laura and her husband, Kyle, son Patrick and his wife, Gabriella and son Benjamin

Jill Moser, Church Administrator (info@livinghopeepc.org)

Raised in a small town in Upstate New York, Jill moved to Virginia after finishing college at SUNY Oswego with a BA in Elementary Education. She furthered her education at George Mason earning a Master’s degree in Special Education. She taught students with special needs in Fairfax County Public Schools for 10 years before becoming a stay at home mom to Izzie and Ike. She married her teammate in 2006 and has been blessed to partner with Dave for 15 years. Jill has been on staff at Living Hope for 5 years. She is passionate about connecting others to the church and assisting each ministry with communications. You might find her behind a camera or laptop serving to tell the story of Living Hope both past, present and future.

Alison Johanson, Director of Outreach (outreach@livinghope.org)

Alison has been married to James for 20 fun filled years. They have a son who is a college freshman, Jamison, and an 8th grade daughter, MaggieSloan. Alison is the Director of Community Outreach. Her desire is to help equip the body to show Jesus’ love and compassion through service. She has been part of Living Hope staff for 9 years. Before moving to Virginia, she worked in youth and children’s ministry and served as a missionary in Latvia. Other than pointing people to Jesus, Alison’s favorite thing to do is laugh. Being a lifelong South Carolina Gamecock fan she gets to do that often or else she might cry. Personally, the bible verse that she holds dear and wants to be like is 1 Corinthians 2:2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.

Nancy MacGowan, Director of Children’s Ministry (children@livinghopeepc.org)

Nancy married her best friend, Tim, in 1989. Though she longs to be with her three non-local, adult children, she is relishing the extra time with Tim. Nancy serves part-time as the Director of Growing Hope, Living Hope’s children’s ministry. She delights in supporting parents as they disciple their young children, and loves teaching and spending time with kids. Nancy is especially drawn to worshiping God through music, missions, and relationships with those under 18. She loves to travel, learn new things, and be creative. A new resident of Fauquier County, Nancy is learning to care for chickens, use a chain saw, and shoot a crossbow.

Meredith Anne Lyell, Director of Women’s Ministry (women@livinghopeepc.org)

Educated at the College of William and Mary in government and Regent College (Vancouver, BC) in theology. Meredith Anne spent ten years working on Capitol Hill. The next phase of her life brought a lengthening of her work hours as she and her husband raised eight children and had the privilege of educating them at home. As the children graduated, her increasingly empty nest allowed her time to build on her work with women in different capacities over the years (MOPS, Bible studies). Bible literacy is Meredith Anne’s passion, and she loves being a co-learner of the Bible with the varied and gifted women of Living Hope. In addition to an annual retreat, monthly gatherings, and multiple Bible studies, Meredith Anne is especially excited that the women of the church have committed to reading through the Bible together this year.

Yong Lee, Treasurer (treasurer@livinghopeepc.org)
Paul Boone, Elder
James Johanson, Elder

James grew up on a dairy farm in South Dakota. During his middle school years, he put his trust in Jesus, but really grew in his relationship with Jesus during college. He was actively involved with Cru ministry. Through Cru, he served as a missionary in Riga, Latvia during 1999-2000. That same year, he met Alison, also serving as a missionary with Cru. They were married in 2001 and have a son and a daughter. James enjoys basketball, both playing and coaching his children's teams. He loves to root for an underdog, which his favorite teams, The Iowa State Cyclones, always seem to be. James was elected an Elder at Living Hope in 2022.

Tom Fremont, Elder

Tom Fremont is a husband and father. He’s been married to Rebekah for 12 years and they have 8 children. They have a small little farm with a handful of goats and chickens, and enjoy smores around their fire pit. The Fremont’s host and invite in neighbors and the church families. Come and enjoy the simple pleasures of our little slice of heaven. They read the Word together, pray together, and eat together. They invite others to join them in that.

Andy Ward, Elder

Andy grew up in Norristown, a suburb of Philadelphia. After college he was commissioned in the US Navy. Upon completing flight school he married his high school sweetheart, Laurie, and was stationed in California. Following his obligatory service he pursued and has a career in commercial aviation. Andy accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 2000 and shortly afterward he was baptized alongside Laurie. Recognizing God’s gift and grace, his life verse became Galatians 2:20 Andy was elected an Elder at Living Hope in 2021. His desire is to faithfully serve, pray for, and equip the body of believers at Living Hope. Laurie and Andy have been married for 30 years and have three grown children, Drew, Amanda and Adam. He enjoys playing golf with Laurie and toting her around on his motorcycle! They reside in Warrenton, VA.

Contact Us

Email: info@livinghopeepc.org

Phone: 703.489.1005

P.O. Box 349 Haymarket, VA 20168

Where and When

We meet on Sundays at 10:00 am in the Covenant

Christian Academy Building at 7202 Lineweaver

Rd. , Warrenton, VA 20187.