STAFF & ELDERS
Kerry Jech: senior pastor
Kerry and his wife, Jane, are both originally from Wayne, Nebraska and have ministered in Marshalltown since May of 1978. They have raised four children here and are currently blessed with eight grandchildren. Jane is employed with Nebraska Christian College/Hope International University as a Director of Development. They enjoy golfing, traveling, and spending time with family. Kerry was very interested in either playing or coaching in professional sports, but as there were no teams willing to give him a chance, he has discovered that serving and ministering with people in the Lord is much more rewarding than trying to entertain them anyway!
devin robertson: associate Pastor (Youth)
Devin joined the New Hope staff in the summer of 2013 after serving as Youth/Children’s minister in Walker, MO. Devin is a graduate of Ozark Christian College and is presently working on his Master’s Degree in Bible and Theology through Lincoln Christian University. He has a passion for preaching, teaching and reaching the world for Jesus but he especially enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three children.
david peterson: associate Pastor (involvement)
David Peterson has served New Hope Christian Church since 2004, having returned to his home area after ministries in Nashville, TN and Rochester, MN. David graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible in 1990 and married his wife Valarie in 1991. They have four children, Stephen, Jessie, Christopher, and Addy that are active in ministry and serving. David enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, music, and cheering for his beloved Dallas Cowboys.
Troy titus: associate pastor (children)
Troy joined the new hope staff as the Children & Families Minister at the end of July in 2015 after serving as the youth minister in Martelle IA for over 16 years. Troy is a graduate of Central Christian College in 1994 with a degree in counseling and preaching and is passionate about seeing people set free in Christ. Troy and his wife, Sara, have 4 beautiful little girls. When Troy is not ministering to families or kids here at New Hope you’ll find him playing with his girls or working on his house.
DON ALBERT: DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION & TECHNOLOOGY
Don has been on staff since 2009, but had been going to New Hope years before that. He is married to Karen and has three children. Don helps to oversee the daily operations of the church and does some of the video and graphics for the church. He enjoys biking, cooking, reading and working with computer software.
rebekah svendsen: worship leader
Rebekah has been attending New Hope with her family since 2002. Growing up as a member of the church, she started as the Youth Assistant and is now our full-time Worship Director. Rebekah is currently taking classes online from Ozark Christian College to get her BA in Biblical Studies. She is engaged to her fiancé, Gabriel Schive.
carrie lippincott: office manager
Carrie joined our staff in June 2013. She never, in her wildest dreams, thought she’d be working for a church. She grew up Methodist and really didn’t know Jesus personally until she started coming to New Hope. At the invitation of her friend, she was able to realize that a relationship with God was what she needed. Before she was hired, she worked at different banks and other companies. Carrie has been married to Shaun, since 1998. They enjoy spending time camping and going on motorcycle rides. They have raised 5 beautiful children and enjoy visits with their grandchildren.
STAFF & MINISTRY LEADERS
Senior Pastor: Kerry Jech
Minister of Adult Involvement: David Peterson
Worship Director: Rebekah Svendsen
Worship Assistant: Diane Lake
Children's Minister: Troy Titus
Early Learners: Jennie Beare
Childrens: Jennie Beare
Youth Minister: Devin Robertson
Youth Assistant: Natasha Schiebel
Director of Administration and Technology: Don Albert
Office Manager: Carrie Lippincott
Financial Assistant: Lisa Buhr
Property Manager: Dirk Kielman
Database Entry: Val Peterson
Benevolence/Financial Counselor: Tom Weber
Missions Ministry: Scott Johannes
Frontline Ministry: Dee McCoy
Prayer Ministry: Roy & Eileen Metzger
Rays of New Hope Ministry: Ruth Roelsgard
Library Ministry: Jean Young
Celebrate Recovery: Roy Metzger