Pastors & Staff

Marc & Cheryl Cargill

Lead Pastor

Marc is originally from Washington state where he and his wife Cheryl pastored for 25 years. Marc and Cheryl started in youth ministry and have been involved in all aspects of church ministry, leadership and church planting. Marc received his Bachelor of Theology degree from Portland Bible College and a Master's degree in Leadership Studies from Vanguard University and Cheryl received an Associates Degree in Music from Portland Bible College and her BA in Education from Grand Canyon University. Marc has written the well received book, When Faith Matters Most. He has ministered across the United States and around the world to churches, pastors and leaders. His ministry is marked with relevance, humor, and a prophetic voice to this generation.
Marc likes listening to:   Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Elevation   Favorite authors: Louis L'Amour, John Maxwell, Kevin Conner   Favorite movie: Gladiator    Favorite food: Mexican     Hobbies: golf, scuba diving, 4-wheeling

Elders of Hope Church

Hope Church is led and governed by a board of elders that provides care, support, strength, accountability and direction for the church. Our elders from left to right are: Joe & Michelle Grossi, Zach & Andrea Vick, Marc & Cheryl Cargill, Bruce & Erin Kelly, and Norbert & MaryAnn Kinne.

Cheryl Cargill

Worship Pastor

Cheryl has been involved in music ministry and worship for many years. She has lead worship in local churches, at conferences and retreats and is passionate about experiencing the presence of God. She has been in ministry with her husband, Marc, for over 30 years in a variety of roles. In addition to worship ministry, Cheryl is also an excellent teacher and communicator. Cheryl and Marc have five beautiful children - Tyson, Trenton, Blake, Zachary, and Lacey.
Cheryl likes listening to:   Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Bethel, Elevation (just to name a few)   Favorite authors: Joyce Meyer, Lucy Maud Montgomery   Favorite movie: The Sound of Music    Favorite food: Prawns     Hobbies: Hiking and anything to do with getting outdoors

Jeff & Teri Pokrant

Children's Pastor

Jeff and Teri are long time residents of Tucson. Jeff works full-time as a police officer with the Maricopa Police Department and Teri is in charge of the nursery and young children. Jeff and Teri  have three children--a son in graphic design, another son is a pilot in the US Air Force, and a daughter in high school. Their vision for children's ministry is to grow kids up in Jesus through foundational teaching in God's Word and practical application.
Jeff and Teri like listening to:   Hillsong, Kari Jobe, Rush, Celine Dion   Favorite authors: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Lysa Terkeuryst   Favorite movie: Top Gun/Steel Magnolias    Favorite food: Seafood/mexican     Hobbies: time with family/decorating

Stephanie White

Youth Pastor

Stephanie has been joyfully married for 16 years with three wonderful daughters.  She recently finished her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Arizona Christian University with a minor in Biblical Studies.  She works at a local charter school with both middle and high school students which has transferred to her passion in also working with our students.  Her favorite Bible verses are Jeremiah 29:11 and Proverbs 3:6.   Her favorite getaway is Sedona, where she tries to go as often as possible.  She loves to read and carries her Kindle with her everywhere.  You can ask her to quote some movies as she loves it.
Stephanie like listening to:   One Republic    Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings    Favorite food: Five Guys/Panda Express     Hobbies: enjoys reading

Teleia Oakland

Office Manager

Teleia is a loving, compassionate, and fiery young woman who loves the Lord, her family, and her church with all her heart. Teleia moved to Tucson from Washington State in April of 2019 and didn’t hesitate to get connected! She joined the Hope Church staff as Administrative Assistant to Pastors Marc & Cheryl shortly after her arrival. She also co-leads DWELL, Hope Church’s young adult ministry, along with her fiancé, Daron Bigby. Teleia loves spending time with her closest family and friends watching movies, playing board games, or just chilling in the pool when she’s not at the church. Her favorite genre of music is a mix of Christian rap and worship music. If you see her jamming in her car, it’s most likely to one of two Christian rappers, Andy Mineo or Aaron Cole.

Pam Taylor

Director - Real Kids Preschool

Pam has been involved in children's education for many years. She received her degrees from Seattle Pacific University in both Elementary Education and Special Education. It has always been a dream of hers to be a part of a Christian school that teaches about Jesus, and has high academic standards. Pam taught in the Vail School District for 17 years before going the preschool staff. Pam has three children and three grandchildren and three dogs (great things come in threes!).
Favorite Activities: Knitting, crocheting and quilting with friends.

Blake Cargill

Production & Logistics

Blake is involved in many areas of ministry in the church including youth ministry, production, logistics, and being involved with our young adult ministry DWELL. He is currently enrolled at Pima Community College with plans to work as a Radiologist Technician. Blake enjoys working at the church and serving others, bringing joy to their lives and showing Christ's love--especially making them feel at home here at Hope Church.
Favorite food: Mexican fajitas or In-N-Out    Favorite movie:  Lord of the Rings or Gladiator