Get to Know Christy Appello – HOPE’s Director of Children’s Music Ministry


Christy first came to HOPE as a preschool mom and then as a volunteer with the children’s choir. A former music teacher in Cherry Hill, she was thrilled to take on the position of Director of Children’s Music. On staff since 2015, Christy directs Kids of HOPE, HOPE Youth Singers (HYS) and leads the music portions of HOPE’s annual Vacation Bible School and the Summer Music/Drama Camp. She also plans the worship portion of our Kidz Konnect program. Christy has been married to her husband, Frank since 2000 and they have two daughters, Charlotte and Abby.


One thing I love about my role on staff …IMG_2370

I love the support and encouragement I get from my co-workers. Before joining the staff, I always noticed how happy and kind everyone seemed. It was a pleasure to discover that this is really who these people are, day-in and day-out.

A time I saw God at work in my life …

When I was a mom of one and expecting my second, I was feeling kind of isolated and in need of new friendships. Just as I was expressing this to my husband, my phone rang and it was a woman inviting me to join a local Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group. I see the trickle effect on my life from that one call, and I am amazed by what God had in store for me.

One reason I think people should check out HOPE …

There is something for everyone at HOPE. Whether you are aware of your spiritual gifts or are struggling to find your way, there is a place for you and someone to help you get there. Come as you are!

A hobby I’d love to get into but probably never will …

I would love to turn my obsession with Disney World and all things Mickey Mouse into a job someday, working in the parks. However, I am definitely a girl who needs seasons and cannot image enduring the Florida heat all year long!


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