Our Staff

Pastor Tony Lombardo

Pastor Tony began serving New Hope as Pastor in November 2020, having previously served as an Associate Pastor for six years in Maryland.

He was born and raised in Ames, Iowa, and blessed to grow up in a Christian home with parents who modeled genuine faith in Christ. Tony embraced Christ as his Savior as a boy after hearing a Sunday School teacher present the gospel message.

Tony is married to Heather, his best friend and ministry partner. They have two young children.

He attended college at Iowa State University (B.A., 2001, philosophy and religious studies), where the Lord deepened his trust and love for Christ through intellectual challenges and the experience of authentic Christian community.

Tony is a graduate of Denver Seminary (M.Div., 2008).

Tony’s ministry passions are preaching and teaching God’s Word. His greatest joy is seeing non-believers come to faith in Christ and believers growing in grace!

He enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, reading, and getting to know new people over coffee or a meal.


Maria Doepke, Worship Coordinator – Maria Doepke joined the New Hope Staff as Worship Coordinator in September 2013.  Maria is a lifelong member of New Hope Community Church.  Maria and her husband, Jason, are blessed with three wonderful children, who they have been homeschooling for over 10 years.  In her free time, Maria enjoys supporting her children in all their activities, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.


Barb Fraaza, Christian Education Director
Barb Fraaza is a lifelong member of New Hope Community Church. She joined the staff of New Hope in 2004, and serves as the Christian Education Director. She and her husband, Kel, are blessed with their three grown children and their families. In her free time, she enjoys reading, camping, and participating in outdoor activities with their growing family.

Lori Miller, Ministry Secretary
Lori Miller joined the New Hope staff as Ministry Secretary in 1986. God has blessed her and husband Mark with two grown sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, two fun-loving grandsons, and some grandpups.  In her free time, Lori enjoys volunteering at church, gardening, writing and spending time with family.


Jackie & Eugene Geurink serve as our church custodians. They serve the Lord with generous servant-hearts keeping our building in God-honoring condition. Eugene & Jackie’s family includes three grown sons and their families.  In their free time the Geurinks enjoy time with family and attending grandchildren’s sporting and school events.