Our Leaders

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  • Pastor Jeff Ridgway

    Pastor Jeff Ridgway began serving at Hope Church in 2002. He and his wife Kim are New Jersey natives. They live in Wharton and have three sons, Titus, Silas and Isaiah. 

    You can email Pastor Jeff at: Jeff@realhope.org

  • Tyler Lutz - Worship and Young Adult Director

    Tyler began serving at Hope Church in 2019. Tyler and his wife Parker moved to New Jersey from Florida in 2018. They currently live in Morristown, NJ. Tyler is currently working towards the completion of his ordination requirements in the PCA.

    You can email Tyler at: Tyler@realhope.org

  • ART PEREIRA - Director of youth ministry

    Art began serving at Hope Church in 2019. He was raised in New Jersey, and received his Bachelor's in Youth Ministry from Nyack College in 2013. Art is passionate about helping students connect with their faith and become leaders.

    You can email Art at: Art@realhope.org

  • Larry Ketchum - Outreach and Men's Ministry

    Larry leads the Outreach Team and is a key leader in the Men’s Ministry, which includes weekly Bible Studies and annual adventure excursions.

    You can email Larry at: Larry@realhope.org

  • KATE ROBSON - Women's ministry

    Kate leads the Women’s Ministry, including weekly Bible study groups and seasonal outreach events that are attended by women from all over the area.

    You can email Kate at: kate@realhope.org

  • Kim ridgway - children's ministry

    The children’s ministry of Hope Church is the highlight of the week for dozens of kids. In addition to a weekly Sunday school program, children from all over the area look forward to attending our Vacation Bible School each summer. As a mother of three boys, Kim knows the challenges and joys that come with raising kids. Kim and the Children's Ministry team work hard to create a vibrant Children’s Ministry for all of the families in the community.

    You can email Kim at: Kim@realhope.org