Staff & Leadership
Rev. Stephen M. Norden, Senior Pastor
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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.
Rev. Sarah Palsma, Associate Pastor
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Rev. Sarah Palsma is New Hope’s Associate Pastor, with specific responsibility for Adult Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and helping volunteers find a place to serve at New Hope. She is a native of Syracuse, NY, a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City, IA with a B.A. in History and Religion, and received her Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. Sarah also has a keen interest in music and theater.
Rachel Tate
Director of Childrens Ministry
Tate@NewHopeWorship.com
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Lindsey Allen
Director of Youth Ministry
Allen@NewHopeWorship.com
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Christine Loy
Director of Music Ministry
Loy@NewHopeWorship.com
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Administrative Leaders
Consistory
This Consistory is the governing board of New Hope Church which is comprised of installed Elders, Deacons, and Ministers.
 
DEACONS
  • Ben Warren (Chair of the Deacons), Dave Fontanarosa, Brooke Morris, Melissa Overberg, Jeff Sneddon, Brenda Rinehart
 
ELDERS
  • Bonnie Fussner (Vice President of Consistory), Caitlin Barret, Brian Dimasi, Debra Freathy, Beverly Robinson, Kevin Robinson, Rob Whittington