Pastors & Staff

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

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

Jay Werner

Associate Pastor
Jay oversees our Discipleship ministries here at New Hope. Passionate about discipleship, He is ready to help you get connected with a life group and offer resource 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

Director 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

Assistant Pastor
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 . 

Lisa Osborne

Director of New Hope Kids
Lisa works along side Sarah to make sure that our New Hope Kids and Jr. Youth ministry leaders are prepared and ready to share the gospel with every child that comes through our door.   

Heather Palaniuk

Junior Youth Co-Ordinator
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!

Ethan Braun

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

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.