Meet The Team

Thom Braun

Lead Pastor
A gifted communicator, Pastor Thom has a unique ability to teach the ways and words of God with passion and authenticity. He has dedicated his life to creating a church environment that equips and launches perpetual generations for radical service to Christ.

Nathan Braun

Executive Pastor
Nathan oversees operations at New Hope along with our connect and outreach ministries. He has a passion for connecting with each and every person that walks through the doors and making them feel like family.

Jay Werner

Pastor of Discipleship
Jay oversees our Discipleship ministries here at New Hope. Passionate about discipleship, He's ready to help you get connected with a life group and offer resources as you go deeper in your walk with Christ.

Tovi & Lindi Delport

Worship Pastors
Tovi & Lindi have been leading worship since the age of 16. They have led many worship teams all over their home country, South Africa. Worship is their greatest passion and they work tirelessly to help prepare and lead us in worship.

Shirley Parent

During the week you’ll find Shirley coordinating all things administrative. She oversees all behind the scenes tasks such as baptisms and child dedications. She works hard to keep us connected to each other and our community. 

Matt Keith

Pastor of Digital, Intellectual and Physical Property
Matt is passionate about finding solutions. As a result you'll find him working with our various ministries, supporting our building and property teams, helping maintain and upgrade our technology and working with our media team to further develop our online digital presence.

Terra Keith

Terra works to make sure that our resources are ready to invest in Kingdom work. You'll find her crunching numbers and keeping us all on track.

Marcus Redpath

Front Office Manager
Marcus works with an amazing team of volunteers to be the first face you see when you arrive at New Hope. Whether it is digitally, on the phone or in person you will see Marcus and our admin team there to greet you.

Sarah Braun

Pastor  of Family Ministries
Always on the move, Sarah is passionate about theology and education. She supports the Family Ministry Leaders of New Hope Kids, Jr. and Sr. Youth, along with their parents to equip our children with the truth of God’s word . 

Herm and Cheryl Plett

Pastors of Pastoral Care
Pastor Herm and Cheryl come with years of Pastoral Care Experience and have a heart to pray with and for others. Together they bring a heart posture of love, acceptance, encouragement and a willingness to listen and walk alongside the community at New Hope.

Heather Palaniuk

Co-Ordinator of Jr. Youth
Heather supports our fantastic team of Jr. Youth Leaders as they provide Life Groups and ridiculously awesome activities for students grades 5-8.

Reuben Buys

Sr. Youth, Worship & Tech Support Intern
Reuben provides supports to the volunteer leaders of our Sr. Youth, Worship and Tech ministries.  He strives to make New Hope an amazing place for our volunteers to serve Jesus!

Emily Robins

Director of First Impressions
If you are new to our church, Emily is likely one of the first people you’ll meet, as she makes it a personal mission to ensure every person who walks through the door is welcomed and feels at home.

Michele Koch

New Hope Kids Events Coordinator
Michele oversees our Day Camp, Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with Santa events and is passionate about children getting to know Jesus for the first time and inviting volunteers to love and serve Jesus through these mission events!

Ethan Braun

Director of Sr. Youth
Ethan gives leadership to our Sr. Youth ministry, supporting and coaching his amazing team of volunteers on Tuesday nights and supporting Life Groups throughout the week.  He works to support students directly in their schools throughout the week.

Tean King

Director of New Hope Kids
Tean supports all the awesome leaders of our Nursery, Kids Church and Registration Teams.  She has a passion for making New Hope a place where children can build relationship that led them to know, love and serve Jesus!