Our Team

Nancy Graham Ogne

Organizing 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 the cutest Chihuahuas imaginable, Taco and Strider. Nancy enjoys reading, hiking, camping, history, baseball, 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!
Marcy’s 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 graduate student at UF, and Cole, a student at UF who is a gifted photographer. 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.”

Discernment Council

Six members comprise our Discernment Council: Donna Adams, Jason Connor, Michael Eckhoff, Dixie Gibbons, Heather Ramsier and Freddy Velez. The Council includes Nancy Graham Ogne as moderator. Staff member Marcy Kraft, volunteer bookkeeper Russ Kraft, and volunteer service coordinator Suzanne Eckhoff serve as ex officio members, with voice but no vote.