Casandra (Sandy) Brockenbrough


Family: 4 Children – John, Eva, Kelley and Jason; 9 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild
Favorite Scripture: “Do not be anxious about anything,but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 4:6-7
Favorite thing(s) to do on a day off: Gardening, reading, going to the beach, having lunch with a friend.


Elaine Dively

Family: 4 Children – Emory, Vic, Valerie and Lisa; 8 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchilren
Favorite Scriptures: “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31   “If we confess our sings, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Favorite thing(s) to do on a day off: Quilting, knitting, reading and traveling.


George Fishel

George Fishel





Family:Wife – Janet, 1 Son 4 Grandchildren
Favorite Scripture: “My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:1-2
Favorite thing(s) to do on a day off: I’m retired and I enjoy walking, reading, visiting my grandkids and traveling.


Robin (Rob) Pelton

Robin (Rob) Pelton





Family: Wife – Sandy, 1 Son, 3 Grandchildren
Favorite Scripture: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Favorite thing(s) to do on a day off: Tennis, fishing and running.


Joe VanderVeen

Family: Wife – Kim, 2 Children
Favorite Scriptures: “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’” Psalm 46:10
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:4-6
Favorite thing(s) to do on a day off: Chop down Russian Olives, draw football plays and read physics books.



Nancy Skillman
“I love how God works through the hearts and people of New Hope Church.”
Ministry: Finance

Family: Chris (Husband), 2 Daughters, 2 Grandchildren
Favorite Scriptures: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:38-39
Favorite Worship Song: Lord, I Need You                       Favorite Movie: Steel Magnolias                               Favorite Food: French Fries


Nancy Bodenner
“New Hope is a community of acceptance and action- ‘Doing Stuff’ in the name of Jesus!”
Ministry: Admin and SisterChix
Family: Ralph (Husband), 4 children, 8 grandchildren
Favorite Scriptures: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
Favorite Worship Song:It Is Weel With My Soul                   Favorite Movie: Shall We Dance                              Favorite Food: Oranges


Laura Kendall
“From the first time that I walked into New Hope Church, I felt ‘at home’. It wasn’t the building, it was the people. Imperfect people just like me, that love God & pray for one another.  A place where building relationships is more important than building shrines. A place where Gods word is taught in a way that can be applicable to everyday life.”
Ministry: Children
Family: Greg (Husband), 1 son, 2 grandchildren
Favorite Scriptures:  “So I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you & not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Favorite Worship Song: How Great Thou Art                 Favorite Movie: The Notebook                     Favorite Food: Fresh, pan-fried Perch


Reuben Edwards

Ministry: Youth
Family: Amy (Wife), 1 son, 2 daughters
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David Young

Ministry: Maturity
Family: Chris (Wife), 1 son, 1 daughter
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Kim Vanderveen
“I love that this church was begun, from its service, with the foundation of love.”

Ministry: Worship
Family: Joe (Husband), 1 son and 1 daughter,
Favorite Scriptures:  “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” Psalm 8:3-4
Favorite Worship Song: Shout to the Lord                     Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice (Tie)                          Favorite Food: Pie, cookies, etc… desserts in general!


Joe Aller
“I love the sense of family that I feel everytime I walk through the doors.”

Ministry: Fellowship
Family: Chrissy (Wife), 3 daughters
Favorite Scriptures:    “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13
Favorite Worship Song: You God Alone                   Favorite Movie:Fireproof              Favorite Food: Steak and Potatoes

Vera Middleton
“The Spirit of Christ flows through the many helping hands of imperfect people trying to be more like Christ.  I am a better person because of the New Hope Ministry.”

Ministry: Building and Grounds
Family: George (Husband), 1 son, 1 grandchild
Favorite Scriptures:   “O God, I beg two favors from you; let me have them before I die.  First, help me never to tell a lie.  Second, give me neither poverty nor riches!  Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.  For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’  And if I am too poor, I may steal and thus insult God’s holy name”  Proverbs 30:7-9
Favorite Worship Song: Home Day at a Time                   Favorite Movie:The Hiding Places              Favorite Food: Potatoes


Lynette Norton
“As we are becoming a family, I love waching how we love one another.”


Ministry: Missions
Family:  3 son, 6grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren
Favorite Scriptures:  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”  Proverbs 30:7-9
Favorite Worship Song: How Great is Our God/Great Are You Lord                         Favorite Food: Salmon