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! 


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.



Don has been with New Hope since 2010. He oversees the daily activities at the church and does the video editing of the services.
He graduated from MHS and lived in various communities in Iowa and Minnesota before returning to Marshalltown. Don is married to his wife Karen and has 3 daughters, Brittany, Ashley, and Cynthia, all still in Iowa. Don enjoys reading, biking, and flying his drone.


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.                                                                                  


Tim McMahon
Kerry Jech
Neal Arends


Senior Pastor: Kerry Jech
Minister of Adult Involvement: David Peterson
Worship Director: Frank Donato
   Worship Assistant: Diane Lake
Children's Minister:
   Early Learners: Jennie Beare
   Nursery: Sarah Titus
Youth Minister: 
   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/Upward Administrator: 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