Pastor Pamela J. Hoh is a native of New York City. She and her husband Daniel, along with their two young adult children, presently reside in Albany, New York. Pastor Pamela graduated from New York University with a BA in Psychology/English. She then attended Hunter College, receiving an M.S. in Guidance and Counseling. Experiencing a call to ministry, she attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, receiving a Master of Divinity in 1994. Pastor Pamela was ordained to the rostered ministry of the ELCA in 1997 and went on to co-pastor with her husband Daniel, Immanuel Lutheran church in Clay, NY.
Pastor Pamela has had a variety of work experiences both inside and outside the church. She served as staff for one of the predecessor bodies of the ELCA, the Lutheran Church in America. She has also worked in an ELCA social services agency as an administrator and counselor. After moving to the capitol district Pastor Pamela served as the pastor for Raymertown Evangelical Lutheran Church in Raymertown, N.Y.
Pastor Pamela has a strong background in education (she is a NY state certified teacher, grades 5-12) and was a middle school teacher for ten years. Pastor Pamela served two congregations in Canajohorie, N.Y., as a member of an MIT (Mission in Transition) team for the Upstate New York Synod. Pastor Hoh's most recent training is as an Intentional Interim Pastor (IIP). She served as the IIP for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scotia, New York until December 2015. She began her tenure as the Intentional Interim Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in January of 2016.
Pastor Pamela brings a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through the gifts of preaching and storytelling, joyful worship, leading retreats and bible studies, pastoral care, and being a guide and resource for those who are interested in further developing their relationship to God through the spiritual disciplines of the Christian faith.
Pastor Pamela enjoys reading, writing, knitting, walking in nature, art, traveling, and learning about Japan-its language and culture. Contact Pastor Pamela.