"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."
We're so excited for our upcoming All-Church Retreat. We will enjoy a weekend at Pilgrim Pines Conference Center, our church's regional camp. There will be all kinds of fun activities for our kids, families and adults alike. We will spend time focusing on our theme of Spiritual Awakening with our speaker Pastor Denise Rhrissorrakrai. We hope this weekend will be an opportunity to grow in our ability to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Denise is richly gifted in this area and we look forward to her blessing us in this way.
Denise Rhrissorrakrai joined the Hope Astoria pastoral staff team in 2015. She enjoys listening to people’s stories and her passion is to see people thrive through forming an intimate relationship with Christ.
Denise grew up in central Pennsylvania, then moved to Boston to pursue her B.A. at Harvard University. After graduating in 2000, she worked at Oracle and served with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. In 2004, God rocked her world by calling her into a church-planting adventure in New York City, and it’s been home to her ever since. She served on staff for several years at the Vineyard church she helped to plant in Manhattan, before transitioning to pursue her MSW from Hunter College. Denise is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has enjoyed working as a counselor. She currently lives in Woodside with her beloved husband Kahn.