Deb joined the staff in June of 1998 as church secretary, but her role has grown significantly over the years. Deb gives leadership to Stephen Ministry, coordinates many ways of caring for people, and oversees the kitchen, fellowship, and women’s ministries. Plus she runs the office! Deb and her husband Bob have four children between them and four granddaughters. Deb considers it a blessing to be part of “a growing, friendly, and purposeful body of believers.”
Michael joined the staff in 2011 after serving New Hope as a volunteer worship leader and worship team coordinator for some time. Michael serves as the worship leader for our Sunday morning services, coordinates our worship team ministry, and plans for special music throughout the year. Michael’s full-time job is in the banking industry. He and his wife Katrina have two children, Olivia and Nicholas.
Brenda was among the core team of leaders that founded New Hope Church and has served as youth director from the beginning. With over 30 years experience in youth ministry, Brenda has counseled, encouraged, and supported generations of young adults. Besides enjoying her husband Ted, their dog Bailey, and 5 grandchildren, Brenda has become the ‘Pennsylvania Mom’ for Christian music artists DecembeRadio, John Waller, and several members of the band Fee.
Jen joined the staff in January 2008 to support the growing children’s ministry at New Hope. She and her husband Kevin have been part of New Hope since 1999, serving in various ministries including leadership team, youth and children’s ministries, and as small group leaders. Jen and Kevin have two children, Elijah and Rebecca. Jen earned her undergraduate degree from Eastern University in Elementary and Special Education and her Masters of Education from Penn State University. She was previously employed as a learning support teacher for Lower Dauphin SD and a reading specialist forDerry Township SD.
With a lifetime of professional experience in caring for children, “Miss Nancy” brings great wisdom, common sense, and a whole lot of humor to New Hope. Also part of the core group of leaders who founded New Hope Church, Nancy has served faithfully since its inception. She’s joined in ministry by her husband, David. They live near Annville, close to family…including her sister, Brenda, New Hope’s Youth Director.
Shirley is one of the behind the scenes heroes at New Hope Church. Besides managing financial processes, paying bills, and doing our accounting work, Shirley has served our church family faithfully in a number of roles.
Sandy puts together some of New Hope’s communications including Sunday’s bulletin, The Addition, and other printed materials in addition to answering phone calls and assorted questions.