Our Staff and ministry leaders

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  • Pastor Jeff Ridgway

    Jeff and his wife Kim started serving at Hope in 2002. Jeff became the lead pastor in 2015. He and Kim grew up in central NJ and were married in 1994. They have three sons, Titus, Silas and Isaiah, and have had multiple foster children since 2012.

    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, after completing his M.Div at RTS. 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

  • Kim ridgway - children's ministry

    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