Our Hope Staff

Rev. Danny Spears, Minister

Rev. Dr. Danny Spears was ordained as MCC clergy in November 2001. He has served as Settled Pastor for congregations in Corpus Christi, Texas, Brookfield, Illinois and Fairfax, Virginia. A certified Interim Specialist, Danny most recently served as a Intentional Interim Specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to his ordination, he worked in the accounting field; his last position was Finance Manager for the southeast region for Onyx Environmental Services, a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc.

Danny holds an AAS in Industrial Supervision, BAS in Business Administration, and both the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. In his spare time, Danny enjoys exercise reading and cooking.

Danny and his husband, Richard Lofstrand, live in Canton, Georgia; and when possible they enjoy spending time with their three children and five grandchildren—all who live in the Atlanta, Georgia area. They are allowed to share living space with their 20 year-old “kitten”, Powder.

N. Scott Axton, Director of Music & Arts

Scott is a recent addition to the staff at Our Hope MCC. He has studied Music Education at Gainesville College, and was the accompanist for Gainesville College Chorus. Over the years he has served as Director of Music and Arts for several congregations, most recently for Pilgrimage United Church of Christ in Marietta, Ga. He also taught Elementary Music and Elementary & Jr. High Chorus for Westminster Christian Academy from 1996-1998. The people of Our Hope MCC love to sing, and Scott loves being a part of worshiping with them each Sunday.

Megan Ward, Web Developer

Megan is a graduate of the University of Georgia with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Public Relations. She currently teaches in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.