Staff of the Congregation
Lead Pastor Scott McAnally

The Reverend Doctor Scott R. McAnally or ‘PScott’ as he is known, has been serving Lutheran Church of Hope (LCHope) since the summer of 2009. Recognizing that the whole community ministers to each other and the world, his position title was changed in 2012 to 'Lead Pastor.'

Along with his principal ministry of presiding at worship and preaching, PScott's leadership has been inspirational and pivotal in areas of stewardship, worship and liturgy, strategic planning, and pastoral care.  Thanks to PScott and many other leaders, LCHope generosity in both offerings and outgoing mission support has increased significantly. 

PScott is a native of Southern California and a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor degree in Music Performance and Education. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2004, and completed his Doctor of Ministry Degree in Worship and Liturgy from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 2013.  His doctoral project was entitled, “A Gathering Place: Strategic Planning for Renewing Liturgical Space for a 21st Century ELCA Congregation”

Prior to his call at LCHope, PScott served as Associate Pastor at Christ the King Lutheran in Great Falls, Virginia, part of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Along with the pastoral office at Lutheran Church of Hope, PScott has served a year-long appointment as the Secretary of the Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA, served on the Board for the Lutheran Campus Ministries-Colorado State University as well as recently completeing his term as Co-Dean of the Boulder-Broomfield Conference of the Rocky Mountain Synod.  PScott has served on the Advisory Board for A Precious Child since 2016.  

PScott and his wife Jennifer, a native of Arizona, were married in January 2004, and have two boys, Stephen and Jacob. As a family they enjoy golfing together, as well as spending time in the mountains.  PScott and Jen enjoy a good theatre show and/or concert, attend sporting events, wine tasting, bbq’ing on the grill, and being with friends and family.

When PScott isn’t at the office, you can find him on the golf course or out for a run – and of course on Saturday afternoons in the fall, watching college football and rooting for his favorite team, the CSU Rams. GO RAMS!

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