Our Staff

IMG_0065Pastor Dan Jelsma recently answered God’s call to pastor New Hope Community Church. He and Renee’ arrived the first part of February 2016. Pastor Dan previously served churches in Grandville, MI, Waupun, WI and Demotte, IN.  The Jelsma’s have four daughters and seven grandchildren.

Renee’ Jelsma, Director of  Renewal and Missional Living

Renee’ recently came on staff at New Hope to help lead the church through the Ridder Personal and Church Renewal process.


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, and two fun-loving grandsons. In her free time, Lori enjoys volunteering at church, gardening, writing and spending time with family.


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.  She attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and graduated with a degree in Business Administration.  Maria and her husband, Jason, are blessed with three wonderful children.   Maria homeschools her children and enjoys attending their various extracurricular activities.  In her free time she enjoys singing, baking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

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 wives, and seven grandchildren who keep them extremely busy!