• Brian Burd

    Lead pastor

    Brian is the founding and lead pastor of Living Hope Church. He preaches about 40 Sundays a year, has oversight of Adult Ministries, and has primary responsibility for setting the vision and direction of the church. Brian was born in Zanesville, OH and has been married to his wife, Michelle since 1988. They have two sons, Aaron and Austin, and reside in Pataskala. Brian came to faith at a young age in a Pentecostal church. He enjoys reading, Ohio State football, backyard football with his sons, and trying new restaurants. His favorite movie is Gladiator. He highly recommends the book "What is the Mission of the Church?" by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert.  

  • tanya moore

    Director of student ministries

    Tanya is our Director of Student Ministries, leading our ministries for infants through 12th grade.  She is passionate about working with kids, holds a Doctorate in Education (EdD), and has substantial experience in both public education and children's ministry.  She and her husband, Vinnie, reside in Pataskala, along with their children, Olivia and Amelia.  Tanya enjoys reading, dancing, and playing with her kids.



    Logan is our Worship Director, overseeing all aspects of our worship/music ministry. He has been leading congregational worship since 2013 and has overseen production and music in several churches. Logan grew up in Blacklick, OH and enjoys spending time camping, disc golfing, and reading Fantasy/Sci Fi novels.

  • Heather Tran

    Administrative Assistant

    Heather serves as the Administrative Assistant and provides support to a variety of ministries. She is Vivianna's mom and is happily married to her husband Vi, who plays drums on our worship team. Heather enjoys playing the piano and ukulele, painting, watching Asian dramas, raising chickens, and making music with her family. 

  • melissa suver

    Director of Leader, Volunteer, and Operations Development

    Melissa oversees leadership and volunteer development, which includes developing a path of curriculum for spiritual growth. In addition, she oversees the operations of the church which can include anything from ensuring all ministries are staffed appropriately to process improvement implementation. She grew up in the Pataskala area, is married to Joe and has a fur-baby named Elke. She loves spending time with the Lord, digging deep into the Word to know Him better and loves praising Him. She enjoys cooking and baking and loves sharing what she makes with others.

  • Michelle Burd

    Communications DIRECTOR

    Michelle oversees communications and media content at LHC.  She is married to our lead pastor and is mom to Aaron and Austin.  She has two dogs, Claira and Buster. In her time off, she enjoys playing classical music on the piano, working crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends.