James Menke

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Pastor Jim and his wife, Sheryl, co-lead the congregation at New Hope Christian Center and devote their lives to its cultivation. The couple began at New Hope Christian Center in 1980, after Jim graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. Pastor has a passion for truth and studies biblical prophecy to bring awareness to the Body of Christ for when He returns.  In his free time, Jim enjoys fishing with his grandchildren, hunting with his sons, gardening, watercolor painting, and "cruising with [his] girlfriend."

Co-Pastor/Minister to the Deaf

Sheryl Menke

Sheryl, in addition to co-pastoring with her husband, has served as a Pastor to the Deaf here at New Hope Christian Center as well as serving on the worship team as a Worship Leader.  She is also a free-lance interpreter in Northwest Ohio. Sheryl enjoys cooking, gardening, singing and spending time with her family.


Nancy W Johnson

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Nancy serves as New Hope Christian Center’s Church Office Administrator.  She enjoys meeting new people and welcoming them to New Hope Christian Center. As one of the elders she likes to encourage members to get in the Word and to pray.  She also assists in “Super Kids” services once a month.  The opportunity to teach young people God’s word is a real honor for her.  Outside New Hope Christian Center, Nancy likes to read and spend time with her children and grandchildren.


Worship/Arts Minister

Stacy Menke

Stacy leads the Worship Team as well as all the Media and Technical Arts here at New Hope Christian Center.  She has a passion to raise up lovers and followers of Jesus Christ. Her desire is to have a heart after God and to love others as he first loved us. She has a heart of worship and wants others to experience the presence of God. She is married to her husband Zach of 18 years and together they have 4 children, Josiah, Malachi, Elijah and Shiloh. She enjoys singing, reading, gardening and being outdoors with her kids.