Welcome to Hope!

Hope Lutheran is one congregation serving three locations unified in mission. This unity multiplies Hope Lutheran’s efforts to reach out to our community and our world with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Culture can be defined as a set of shared values and practices of a group. As followers of Jesus Christ, who we are and why we exist is defined by the life, teachings, death and resurrection of Jesus. Our relationship with Jesus calls us to look different than this world (Romans 12:2.) The Culture of Hope (below) examines 13 core shared values that define us as people of hope. Here, hope refers to both a theological reality and to our ministry together as a congregation. We are people of hope! We belong to a church named Hope, and more importantly we are defined by the hope we have in Jesus Christ. These are values that inspire and inform how we live out our faith. 

OUR PASTORS

PAUL NYNAS
Senior Pastor
MIKE TOOMEY
Executive Pastor
STEVEN DUNKEL
Executive Pastor
SARAH SEIBOLD
Pastor
BEN JACOBSON
Pastor
BEN SULLIVAN
Pastor
STEFANIE JORDHEIM
Youth Director,
Pastoral Intern
 
KEVAN SMITH
Visitation Pastor

Youth Ministry

NICOLE WEISZ
Executive Director of Children’s Ministry
KATIE VAN DAME
Youth Director
KATHY BRAUNSCHWEIG
Youth Ministry
Administrative Assistant
KIM BEDORE
Associate Director of Children’s Ministry
TARA WHETZEL
Associate Director of Children’s Ministry

ADULT MINISTRY

JUDY SIEGLE AAMODT
Director of Women’s Ministry
KAY JASTRAM
NC Hospitality Coordinator
CASEY CARLSON
Adult Ministry Admin Assistant

VIRGINIA LUCHAU

WC Hospitality Coordinator
KIM YOUNGQUIST
Stephen Ministry Coordinator
BARBARA VAN DAME
HopeCare Administrative Assistant

WORSHIP ARTS

JOHN BEDORE
Executive Minister of Worship
 PAUL NORELL
Associate Director of Worship Arts
 
 
JUSTIN MORKEN
Director of Technical Arts
PRESTON OWEN
Director of Video Arts
JOE WEATHERLY
Technical Arts Coordinator
HEIDI IVESDAL

Worship Leader

ANDRIA MESSELT

Worship Leader

ANNA MITCHELL
Worship Leader
PAUL LUTHI

Worship Leader

RACHEL PULLING

Worship Leader

 

SARA LICHTBLAU
Worship Leader &
Praise Choir Director
 
VICKI MELCHIOR
Sanctuary Choir &
Hosanna Kids Choir

Director

DONNA ATHERTON
Organist & Bell Choir Director

ADMINISTRATION

JUDY AAFEDT

Executive Director of Ministry Operations

ASHLEY LIVDAHL
Assistant to the Senior Pastor
TRISHA MOSHER

Administrative Assistant

CARA OLMSTEAD
Database Administrator
BECKY BARRUS 
Accountant

HALEY DIERS
Accounting Assistant

KELLY BISCHOF

Director of Marketing
and Communication 

ELIZABETH VOUGHT

Graphic Designer and Production

CHRIS SCHLEPP
Building Engineer

CONTACT US

DAVE PETERSON
South Campus Facilities

CHILDCARE


JACKIE BERNDT
Hope Center for Learning Director
LORI WIGER
Childcare Coordinator
North Campus
NIKKI DARLING
Childcare Coordinator
South Campus
CHURCH COUNCIL BOARD MEMBERS

Mary Rohleder – Chair

Steve Scheel – Vice Chair

Dave Ferguson

Kyle Agre

Eric Carlson

Matt Gruchalla

Nicki Johnson

Jessica Kallenbach

Del Kessler

Jobey Lichtblau

Susan Mjelstad

Chad Stark

Aubrey Zuger