Pastor Carolann Hopcke serving Zion Lutheran

Pastor Carolann Hopcke is the new pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Albion, after spending most of her ministerial career in the eastern states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.
She arrived in Albion on April 23 and started her duties on May 1. She had to quarantine for two weeks after coming from Pennsylvania due to COVID-19 restrictions.
She is now conducting worship services via cable TV broadcast and Facebook Live, but said she looks forward to “in-person” services in the future.
“Everyone I’ve met has been very welcoming,” she said.
Pastor Hopcke grew up in North Plainfield, NJ, and served churches in New York and Pennsylvania before moving to Albion.
Complete feature story in the June 10 Albion News print and e-editions.