Rev. Diane Hoppe Hugo
Diane Hoppe Hugo has been the pastor of Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church in Topsham, Maine for 11½ years. Originally from California, she earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School. From there, she went on to serve congregations in New York City and New Jersey.
Diane brings a unique perspective to the pulpit: She is a former cocktail waitress and restaurant manager with over 10 years in the hospitality industry; she was ordained in 1994 at Calvary Presbyterian Church on Staten Island where she had her first child (Thaddeus); after the birth of her second child (Magdalyn) she spent 8 years as a “stay-at-home mom” before she returned to parish ministry at MCPC in 2009.
In addition to serving as pastor, Diane is president of the Brunswick Area Interfaith Council and serves on the Maine Council of Churches as well. She is also a Clergy Liaison for the Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery of Northern New England and has been a guest speaker for their retreats.
Diane’s favorite part of ministry is conversation and lively discussion around Bible study and theological issues. Throughout her life and ministry, she has been committed to all aspects of inclusiveness; this commitment has been strengthened through the journey of raising an autistic son. She is also devoted to spiritual disciplines and has been a part of the Transforming Community since October 2016, attending quarterly retreats for ongoing spiritual formation and engagement
You may contact Pastor Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is also on Facebook.
Some of Diane’s Favorite Websites
Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams) – a free week-long program to mentor and encourage kids while improving their perceptions of law enforcement
Lent Madness – a Lenten journey learning about and from the Saints of the church and of the world