Suzanne Curtis, Center Director
Appointed Director in 2019, Suzanne has previously served at Hope Conference Center in various capacities: camper, counselor, lifeguard, and Head Lifeguard. Formerly the Head Teacher and Administrator of Nazareth Montessori Preschool in Nazareth, PA, Suzanne has over ten years of experience with the ins and outs of non-profit organizations. Her goal for camp is to respect the tried and true traditions of Moravian Summer Camps while reaching out to encourage others to discover the physical and spirital beauty of Camp Hope. Suzanne resides in Bushkill Township with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Megan. They are all members of Nazareth Moravian Church.
Patti Kahler, Administrative Assistant
Board of Management
The Hope Board of Management consists of ten members. Four are elected to four-year terms at each Eastern District Synod, and four are appointed by the other board members to four-year terms which begin midway between each Synod. Each elected or appointed board member can serve up to three terms. The remaining two positions are ex officio for the Center Director and a representative of the Eastern District Executive Board (EDEB).
Rev. Jodie Harney, Chair
A camp dean and counselor for many years, and a summer staff member when she was in college and Seminary, Pastor Jodie also serves as the leader of the annual Moravian Girls’ Retreat. She was appointed to the camp board in 2017 to fill an unexpired elected term, and currently serves on the Development and Programming committees. She is Pastor of Mountainview Moravian Church in Hellertown, PA.
Chelsey Mancuso, Vice Chair
Recently appointed to the board, Chelsey has served as one of the deans of Senior High Conference since 2017.
John A. Egerton
John brings experience as a contractor to the board, and has headed numerous projects around camp as a member of the Facilities and Maintenance committee. He is a founding member of NEMDR (NorthEast Moravian Disaster Response), and is a leader of their annual Mission Weekend at camp. A member of Advent Moravian Church in Bethlehem, PA, he was elected to the board in 2016.
Tammy Lavoy, EDEB Representative, Board Secretary
Tammy was appointed in 2016. She is a 5th grade teacher for Wallenpaupack School District in northern Pennsylvania, and is choir director and organist for Newfoundland Moravian Church, where she is a member. She serves on the Development committee.
Michael A. Rampulla
Mike served as Dean of Pre-Primary Conference for over a decade when his children were younger. He is a former firefighter and now works in Emergency Management. He serves on the board of directors of NEMDR, and on the camp’s Facilities and Maintenance committee. He was appointed in 2017 to fill an unexpired elected term on the board. He is a member of Schoeneck Moravian Church in Nazareth, PA.
Tory is a newly appointed member of the board, joining in June of 2018. He has been a Counselor at camp since 2016, and was the dean of Swim Camp for the summer of 2018. Tory loves traveling on Mission trips, and he was one of the ambassadors for the Northern Province of the Unity Heritage Tour that took place in summer of 2018. Tory is a member of John Hus Moravian in Staten Island, New York.
Suzanne Curtis, ex officio
Barry Doney, Treasurer (not a member of board)
Barry brings his experience as a corporate finance manager to the camp’s board. The board treasurer need not be a full member of the board, and Barry is happy to review reports and comment on financial matters without having to attend meetings.