Our Team

Nancy Graham Ogne

Pastor & Teaching Elder

Before being called as organizing pastor at Hope Pres, Nancy served for 12 years as associate pastor at Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration, Florida, which chartered just nine months before her arrival. During her tenure at CommPres, Nancy assisted or preached in weekly worship, liaised with nine of 15 elder teams, acted as chief of staff and served as a commissioner to the 219th General Assembly (2010).
Nancy grew up in Atlanta, the youngest of three kids and the daughter of devoted lifelong Christ-followers. At the age of 10, she experienced a Holy Spirit “ah-ha,” when she suddenly grasped the fullness of Jesus’ love and pledged her life to follow him. She’s never looked back.

A second career pastor, Nancy worked previously as a writer and editor for newspapers, non-profit magazines and a small publishing house once affiliated
 with Columbia Theological Seminary. Her passion for people and the Gospel has led her to serve as a volunteer missionary in Asia – as well as among international medical professionals and homeless men and women in Atlanta.Nancy graduated with a B.A. in journalism from Georgia State University, later earning both a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree at Columbia Theological Seminary. She currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Ministry 
at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, co-leading the Doctor of Ministry cohort for "New Life in the Word" with Professor Tim Slemmons.

Nancy is a cancer survivor, embracing life with passion alongside her favorite person, Paul Ogne – pastor at Oviedo Presbyterian and her husband since 1997. They are the proud parents of two chihuahuas -- Strider and Gringo. Nancy enjoys reading, hiking, camping, history, baseball history, film, soul-full conversation and humor.

Marcy Kraft

Director of Worship & Connectional Ministries

Marcy has been leading worship since the age of 15, when she began cantoring at her neighborhood church. In the (very few!) years since then, she has created, led and sung in worship bands, conducted vocal choir, and overseen many behind-the-scenes aspects of worship – including sound, lights, media, music, and special services. She worked for nine years as the Director of Worship at Community Presbyterian in Celebration (where she and Nancy served together) and also served previously as contemporary worship leader at Salem Lutheran Church in Orlando.

Marcy grew up in Austin, MN and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Speech Communication. She has since worked in various positions in human resources, accounting and sales, though her first love is ministry!
Her journey of faith has been seasoned by a wide range of traditions, including Catholic, Lutheran, United Church of Christ, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches. With spiritual gifts of administration, hospitality, shepherding, encouragement, and discernment, she goes where she believes God is leading her – connecting most deeply when she intuits a sense of family among the community. She experiences God’s love most profoundly through relationships and music.

Marcy enjoys movies, travel, yoga classes and cooking/baking. She has sung the National Anthem for Minnesota Vikings and Twins games and produced two CDs of her vocals – including the 2010 release, Thankful.
Marcy has been married to Russ Kraft since 1991 -- and has known him since 6th grade! She is mom to Katelynn (a personal trainer with a master's degree who's also married to Matt) and Cole, a UF alum working in advertising in Los Angeles. Marcy’s favorite worship song is “Lead Me to the Cross” and her favorite Bible passage is Philippians 4.13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Session -- Board of Elders

Six members comprise our Session, serving in three classes:
Class of 2024 -- Dixie Gibbons, Jeff Sooknarine
Class of 2025 --Carrollyn Allen, Derwin Penson
Class of 2026 -- Christina Ganley, Rob Martz
Moderator Nancy Graham Ogne is also a member of session. Staff member Marcy Kraft and volunteer bookkeeper Nancy Aring consult with Session.