Glenda Simpkins Hoffman
Glenda is passionate about stories, so she enjoys reading, writing, watching movies, and teaching as a means of connecting her story and others’ stories with God’s great story of redemption in Christ.
Glenda’s story began in the West as she was raised in small town in Nevada, graduated from Utah State University, and served in campus ministry in Northern California and Russia. After marrying her husband Stuart (a Michigander), they moved to the Chicago area where she graduated from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and served her first church for 10 years. There they also adopted their sons, Nate and Ian. Their family relocated to Vienna in 2007 when Glenda was called to serve as an associate pastor at VPC. In 2015, she completed her Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation from The Renovaré Institute and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Glenda believes that each of our stories is to be rooted in the divine life of the Trinity. As we learn to rely more and more on the love of God, the grace of Christ, and the power of the Spirit, we experience God accomplishing for us what we can’t accomplish on our own. She knows from personal experience and over 35 years of ministry that intentional spiritual practices, authentic community, and faith-stretching experiences are the means God uses to transform us to become the kind of people who love, care for, encourage, and serve one another and then extend that love to others who don’t know Christ. VPC’s mission is also her personal, driving passion as she teaches and leads others in becoming like Christ together for the world.