The Executive Staff

This is the full-time staff, who together with the Elder Team, are the primary decision makers for this body of believers.  We have just recently begun to transition from operating with a small staff of stipend positions to a large staff entirely of volunteers.  A new section on this page, listing this new staff team, is forthcoming.  Click on the picture to send an email to that person.

  • rob paterson

    lead PASTOR

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  • JEREMY GESSNER

    CONNECTIONS PASTOR

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  • shelley sulser

    executive assistant

    to the pastors

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The Lead Team

This team makes up the primary leadership of our church.  Under the Elders, their responsibility is to lead and multiply into our staff, overseeing all of our ministry areas.  This team loves Jesus, loves people, and sacrifices to serve the cause of Christ at New Hope.  If you would like to contact any of them click on their pictures to send them an email.

  • Amy Banbury

    first impressions

    Amy is the ministry leader over the HUB, Greeters, Safety & Security, Cafe, Bookstore, Office, and Community Team.  If you have questions or concerns regarding any of these areas, click on Amy's picture to send her an email.

  • Roy Templeman

    worship & production

    Roy is the ministry leader over our Media, Worship, Production, and Creative Team.  If you have questions or concerns regarding any of these areas, click on Roy's picture to send him an email.

  • Shelley Sulser

    family ministries

    Shelley is the ministry leader over our Kids Areas, Marriage, Men's & Women's ministries, and Small Groups.  If you have questions or concerns regarding any of these areas, click on Shelley's picture to send her an email.

  • bud stanton

    support MINISTRIES

    Bud is the ministry leader over the Missions, Finances, Meals, Cleaning, Maintenance, and Special Projects.  If you have questions or concerns regarding any of these areas, click on Bud's picture to send him an email.

The Elder Team

These individuals bleed New Hope and have a passion to see people's lives transformed through an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ, just like theirs have been.  If you would like to contact any of them click on their pictures to send them an email.  

  • Bryan Mcclelland

    Bryan is the secretary of the elder team and he, with his wife Ruth, have a passion to invest in the next generation.  They have been an integral part of marriage events at New Hope.

  • bud stanton

    Bud oversees the finances at New Hope and is one of those rare people who is good with numbers and filled with faith.  Bud and his wife Sandie have huge hearts for everyone!

  • rod edmondson

    Rod has a passion for teenagers and is the easiest person to like and get along with.  He and his wife Trish are very active in our community and are Game Changers!

  • tony colace

    Tony's faith is inspiring and his heart challenges us all.  He and his wife Mari are constantly pouring into people and have a passion for God's work all around the world!

  • Jim Culler

    Jim epitomizes faith in action and is always taking new steps to serve and follow Jesus.  He and his wife Suzy are a great team who have a heart for people in our church and community!