Meet Our Staff

Deb Stafford

Pastoral Care Coordinator and Office Manager

Deb joined the staff in June of 1998 as church secretary, but her role has grown significantly over the years.  Deb gives leadership to Stephen Ministry, coordinates many ways of caring for people, and oversees the kitchen, fellowship, and women’s ministries.  Plus she runs the office!  Deb and her husband Bob have four children between them and four granddaughters.  Deb considers it a blessing to be part of “a growing, friendly, and purposeful body of believers.”

Michael Stevens

Music Director

Michael joined the staff in 2011 after serving New Hope as a volunteer worship leader and worship team coordinator for some time. Michael serves as the worship leader for our Sunday morning services, coordinates our worship team ministry, and plans for special music throughout the year.  Michael’s full-time job is in the banking industry.  He and his wife Katrina have two children, Olivia and Nicholas.

Brenda Hartman

Middle School Youth Director

Brenda was among the core team of leaders that founded New Hope Church and has served as youth director from the beginning. With over 30 years experience in youth ministry, Brenda has counseled, encouraged, and supported generations of young adults. Besides enjoying her husband Ted, their dog Bailey, and 5 grandchildren, Brenda has become the ‘Pennsylvania Mom’ for Christian music artists DecembeRadio, John Waller, and several members of the band Fee.

Chris Cole

Senior High Youth Director

Chris joined the New Hope staff as the Senior High Youth Director in 2013.  Chris is married to his wife Angela since 12/24/2000.  Chris and Angela have two boys, Jason and Grayson.  Chris has served in various ministries including preschool children’s ministries, men’s fellowship ministry and tech service.

Jen Noll

Elementary Children's Director

Jen joined the staff in January 2008 to support the growing children’s ministry at New Hope.  She and her husband Kevin have been part of New Hope since 1999, serving in various ministries including leadership team, youth and children’s ministries, and as small group leaders.  Jen and Kevin have two children, Elijah and Rebecca.  Jen earned her undergraduate degree from Eastern University in Elementary and Special Education and her Masters of Education from Penn State University.  She was previously employed as a learning support teacher for Lower Dauphin SD and a reading specialist forDerry Township SD. 

Nancy Ritchie

Pre-School Children's Director

With a lifetime of professional experience in caring for children, “Miss Nancy” brings great wisdom, common sense, and a whole lot of humor to New Hope.  Also part of the core group of leaders who founded New Hope Church, Nancy has served faithfully since its inception. She’s joined in ministry by her husband, David. They live near Annville, close to family…including her sister, Brenda, New Hope’s Youth Director.

Holly Greiner

Nursery Director

Holly joined the staff in 2010. She has a wonderful heart for infants and toddlers and takes seriously the responsibility of nurturing them and the volunteers that care for them. Holly has served as children’s ministry director in two churches prior to moving to the Harrisburg area.  She holds a BA in Family Studies from Central Washington University. She and her husband Seth have four girls, Annelise, Emmaline, Cordellia and Juliette. 

Shirley Hughes

Financial Secretary

Shirley is one of the behind the scenes heroes at New Hope Church. Besides managing financial processes, paying bills, and doing our accounting work, Shirley has served our church family faithfully in a number of roles.

Dave Seaman

Executive Director, The Partnership for Hope

David has been on staff at New Hope since 1999, first as Pastor of Worship & Media and later as Director of Ministry Development. Now he serves as Executive Director of Partnership for Hope.  In this role he equips and mobilizes the people of New Hope for community outreach efforts and builds partnerships with other churches and faith based organizations for collaborative ministry. He graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and previously worked in the Information Technology field. Dave and his wife Heather have two girls, Caeley and Faith. Besides running over things in his Jeep, doing IT consulting through his business, CynergyIT, and doing some amateur construction projects, he enjoys spending time with friends.

Sandy Evans


Sandy puts together some of New Hope’s communications including Sunday’s bulletin, The Addition, and other printed materials in addition to answering phone calls and assorted questions.