Reverend Neil Hough is a “preacher’s kid” who was born and raised in Northern Virginia. (Trinity’s parsonage will be the tenth church parsonage he has called home.) Neil has been in full-time ministry since 1994, serving Mt. Sinai UMC in Harrisonburg, VA, Emmanuel UMC in Stephenson, VA, Main Street UMC in Waynesboro, VA, and St. Matthew’s UMC in Annandale. He was ordained as an Elder in The United Methodist Church in 1996. Prior to full-time ministry, he was a Civil Engineer Corps officer in the U.S. Navy and also worked for an engineering consulting firm. He has a civil engineering degree from Old Dominion University and master of divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC.
Reverend Hough is married to Reverend Anne Hough, who is a retired Elder in the UMC. The Houghs have two sons (Neil’s stepsons): Rob currently lives with the Houghs; Andrew and his wife Emily, and their son, Lucas, live in Norman, OK. The Houghs also have a hound mix rescue dog named Cocoa.
Neil and Anne enjoy traveling and are looking forward to their next trip to England. (Anne is originally from the UK.)
The Houghs are very excited about Neil’s appointment to Trinity and are looking forward to being in ministry with the Trinity Church family.