Rev. Erik Hoeke
Pastor Erik feels right at home serving Avery UMC, where he has been since 2014. He grew up in the south hills of Pittsburgh, graduating from Upper St. Clair High School. He has a B.A. in Print Journalism from Ohio Northern University, and a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology (Emory University) in Atlanta, GA.
Pastor Erik has been serving as a pastor in Western Pennsylvania since 2008. He serves on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry as the Provisional Residency Coordinator. He also is Vice President of the Washington County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.
Pastor Erik is married to Lisa, a structural engineer who is also from the Pittsburgh area. When not at the church, you’ll likely find Pastor Erik running, watching baseball, reading, or drinking coffee.
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Linda served in church music ministries for 36 years. Her tenure in that capacity facilitated the administrative experiences helpful in making a transition to church office management here at Avery. With a bachelors degree in Music Education, she has also served as a clinician and educator for various workshops and festivals in northeast U.S., has performed with Pastime Early Music Consort, Beau Street Players, and currently serves as the Interim Artistic Director of Three Rivers Ringers.
Linda is a lifelong resident of Western PA, resides in Washington with her husband Matthew, a music educator and church musician, and is the proud mom of two very talented daughters.
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Rosemary has been a member of Avery UMC since 1977 and has served as the custodian of Avery since 2013.
Rosemary is a lifelong resident of Washington, PA. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Bill Tarr, and together they are blessed to have 3 wonderful children and 6 amazing grandchildren who bring life and joy to their days. They look forward to retiring from the position in July of 2020 in order to spend more time with their family.