Staff & Leadership
 
Rev. Sarah Palsma, Pastor
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Rev. Sarah Palsma grew up in Syracuse, NY before landing in Columbus, OH. She is a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City, IA (B.A. in History and Religion) and Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI (Master of Divinity). Pastor Sarah previously served at New Hope Church for over 10 years as the Associate Pastor. She is a voracious reader, habitual hiker, musical theater enthusiast, and college basketball fan.
Rev. Dr. Christopher Jacobsen, Pastor
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Rev. Dr. Christopher Jacobsen is Co-Pastor of New Hope. He is a native of Sioux City, IA, and a graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City, IA (B.A. in Religion), New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Jersey (Masters of Divinity), and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN (Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Mission and Leadership). Pastor Chris previously served churches in Freehold, NJ, and Wyckoff, NJ. He and his wife Sarah have three children. He is a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys and enjoys many sports and hobbies, including golf, music, comic books, roasting coffee, and brewing beer.
Rachel Warren
Director of Children’s Ministry
Warren@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
Consistory is the governing board of New Hope Church which is comprised of installed Elders, Deacons, and Ministers.
 
DEACONS
  • Trent Hartranft (Chair of Deacons) Shawn Barrett, Adam Hall, Lisa Wallschlaeger, Sandy Moberger, Heidi Coniglio, Kip Witchey
    ELDERS
  • Martha Whittington (Head of Elders) Bill Bryan, Debra Freathy, Kate Kerscher, Rick Schuster, Takako Tysen