Dennis & Mary Cupery came to Hope Alive Church the summer of 2016. They moved here from Harbor Beach, Michigan where they served as Lead Pastor and Music Director for over 16 years at Lighthouse Assembly of God. Prior to that, they served at Northpoint Assembly of God in Holland, MI for over 12 years in various pastoral & ministry positions.
Dennis & Mary both grew up in families where their Dads were pastors in the Reformed Church of America. They met each other as students at Hope College in Holland, MI. Upon graduation from Hope, they continued to live in the Holland Area to work and raise a family. They have raised four adult children and presently have one grandchild.
Mary is currently the Music teacher at both Ann Arbor Christian school and Huron Valley Catholic School in Ypsilanti. She has been an active educator in a wide variety of positions in public, private, & home schools. She has taught Science (Biology major), English, & Music. She has also taught private music lessons since her teenage years. and has played in several orchestras, woodwind quintets, & bands. Her primary instruments are the clarinet, piano, and viola.
Dennis enjoyed his work in Industry before his pursuit of pastoral ministry. He was active as a father and enjoyed coaching many of his kid's baseball, softball, and soccer teams. A pastor wears "many hats", but he especially enjoys pastoral care, preaching, and small group teaching. He is enjoying learing the local lakes as a fisherman also.
As a couple, they have always enjoyed a wide range of outdoor activities that include hiking, bicycling, camping, backpacking, gardening, cross-country sking, and bird-watching. They continue to try to climb High Points in as many states as possible.