Rev. Stephen M. Norden


Senior Pastor

Rev. Stephen M. Norden is the founding pastor of New Hope Church. New Hope held its first worship service on September 16, 1984. He is a graduate of Hope College and received his Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary, both in Holland, MI. Steve and his wife, Jean, have three sons and two grandsons: Billy, who with his wife Mara co-pastors The Community, a ministry of the Reformed Church in America in Ada, MI, and their sons Berend (“Bear”) and Arie; Charlie, who is Plant Manager for Universal Forest Products in Tampa, Florida and is married to Mary; and Pieter, who is married to Amy, and is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Northwestern University Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute. Steve serves as a volunteer chaplain for the Dublin Division of Police, and as the voice of Dublin Scioto Irish football.