Hugh Lackey is the Stated Supply Pastor at St. Cloud Presbyterian Church. He has served in this role as a Commissioned Pastor since September 2016.
Hugh also serves on the Committee on Ministry and was Moderator of Central Florida Presbytery for 2018.
“Pastor Hugh” was ordained as an elder in 1976 and brings more than 42 years of service, serving First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell, N.J.; Greenwood Community Church – Presbyterian, in Warwick, R.I.; and Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration, Florida.
After a 35 year career in the business world, working for Thomas J. Lipton and manufacturers in the precious metal fabrication industry, he began his journey into ministry at the age of 56. He attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and Dubuque Theological Seminary.
In 2006 he was asked to serve as a Commissioned Lay Pastor for Lake Mary Presbyterian Church in Lake Mary, Florida, and with the blessing of the Presbytery dropped out of seminary to give full attention to the church. He served that congregation until 2016 when he came to Saint Cloud.
Pastor Hugh has been married to his incredibly faithful and supportive wife, Beth, for over 50 years. They have two daughters, Karen who lives in Virginia with her husband Brian (both teachers) and their daughter Faythe, and Kristen who lives in Central Florida and works for Walt Disney World.