Staff & Leadership

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Jed Manders Lead Pastor

    jed.Manders@hopechurchalive.org

    How has God been at work in your life? If you run into Jed, you might be prompted with this very question. He's relational, funny, and always challenging people to grow in a deeper walk with Christ. Jed joined Hope Church in 2014 as a Staff Pastor, focusing on small group ministry, assimilation, and counseling. In his free time, Jed enjoys time with his wife, Dawn, and three daughters: Joselyn, Jillian, and Jadia. They love many things outdoors including boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, and bike riding. God's creation is absolutely amazing!

  • Jesse Eells Pastor of Family Ministries

    jesse.eells@hopechurchalive.org

    Jesse came on staff in 2001 and serves as a staff pastor over our Family and Children's ministries. He has a passion for helping people connect with the love of Christ and the truth of God's Word through the visual arts. When he's not writing a puppet script for Family Night, producing a video or working with the arts department on the next stage design, you'll find him spending time with his amazing wife and kids. Jesse and his wife Shona have three kids- Micah, Levi, and Ava. They love adventurous bike rides together as well as occasionally getting out to do some rock climbing. 

  • Trenton Genke Director of Worship Arts & Operations

    trenton.genke@hopechurchalive.org

    Trenton is very excited to be apart of the Hope family! He loves leading worship and helping develop musical and leadership talents in others. His mission is to honor God by creating a culture of excellence in worship throughout the church. He loves spending time with his wife, Kristen. They enjoy playing music, visiting new places, watching Packer’s games and just relaxing together.

  • Lisa Honkanen

    Campus Administrator

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  • Bo Perkins

    Director of Student Ministries

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  • Kelly Stroess

    EXECUTIVE Assistant to Family Ministries

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  • Sarah Powell

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO Worship Arts & Operations

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  • Jacki Rocklewitz

    Lead PAstor Assistant

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  • KIRK PINGEL

    DIRECTOR of First Impressions

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  • Dave Gauger

    Facilities and Grounds Manager


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  • Kitty Ferry

    Housekeeping

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  • David Portmann

    Chairman

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