John Brock


John Brock is the Senior/Teaching Pastor at New Hope Church.  For nearly 20 years John has been encouraging people with the story of Christ’s Love in his Prodigal journey and challenging the church on God’s mandate of reaching children as well as helping the broken and poor.

In 2007, John became the featured teacher at the New Hope Church and later the founding Pastor in 2008.  Known as “The Coach,” he has also served in men’s, youth and adult ministries at churches in Port Huron, MI, and Warsaw, IN.   He is a 1984 graduate of Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music (Now Cornerstone University), where he was a Bible and Broadcast Major.

John is also a 40-plus year veteran of both Christian and mainstream radio.   Since 1988, he has helped ShareMedia Services in raising money for Christian Radio stations and other Christian, non-profit ministries, such as The Salvation Army, Compassion International, K-Love Radio & United Christian Broadcasters in the U.K.  He enjoys training ministries in fundraising and hosts numerous fundraising events around the world and is a frequent speaker at conferences.

The Coach and wife Heidi were married in 2003 and live in Tawas City with Radar the dog.  Heidi been involved in church leadership and ministry for over 25 years and has a degree and background in management, marketing and public relations.  Their daughter Ashlee currently works as Marketing Specialist at Maryville University in St Louis, MO, where she graduated in 2012 after a standout volleyball career.



Jamie Gearing

Office Manager
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Missions and Office

Favorite Scripture: “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets..”
Matthew 7:12

Favorite Worship Song: Breathe                                                        Favorite Food: Pasta!

” What makes me love New Hope- the sense of family, the fellowship, and living life with people that love our Lord God!”

Tara Crawford

Receptionist & Media Specialist
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Receptionist, Media Specialist & Youth Director for Teen360

Family: Bert (Dad), Tamara (Mom), Seth (Little Brother)

Favorite Scripture:  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

Favorite Worship Song:  Rescuer (Good News) by Rend Collective    Favorite Movie: Secret Life of Walter Mitty      Favorite Food: Mac-n-Cheese

” I love that I can always feel/hear the Holy Spirit moving through us, making things the way they should be or need to be for whatever lies ahead.  I, also, love my youth kids and getting the chance to be a part of their lives!”

Trisha Szatkowski

New Hope Kids Director
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New Hope Kids and Worship

Family: Dennis (Husband) and 2 daughter/1 son

Favorite Scripture: “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.” Romans 8:26

Favorite Worship Song: Fierce         Favorite Movie: “I’d rather read a book!”                      Favorite Food: French Fries

” I love the people, the energy, the commitment to our kids, and our outreach to seekers.”

Dennis Szatkowski

Worship Leader
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Worship and Tech

Family: Trisha (Wife) 2 daughters, 1 son

Favorite Scripture: “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31

Favorite Worship Song: Forever (Kari Jobe)                Favorite Movie:  Wall-E                          Favorite Food:  Meat!

“I love the fact that we are a safe church that not only learns about the love of Christ but also goes out and shares that with others.  Love God, Love One Another, and Do Stuff!”

Wilma Kriebel



Family: Jim (Husband)

Favorite Scripture: Be still, and know that I am God!  I will be honored by every nation.  I will be honored throughout the world.  Psalm 46:10

Favorite Worship Song: I Can Only Imagine            Favorite Movie: Jungle Book (Cartoon)                 Favorite Food: Dark Chocolate

“I love that New Hope is a safe place where those who are working to improve themselves can come as they are, hear a captivating message, and find programs that help create an atmosphere that shows us that we are all in need of a savior.”