Our Staff and ministry leaders

  • 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 six sons, Titus, Silas, Isaiah, Adrian, Nano and David, along with multiple foster children since 2012.

  • Tyler Lutz - Worship and ministry 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. They have one daughter, Lark who was born in 2022. Tyler also serves as a Ruling Elder at Hope.

  • Silas Ridgway - Youth director

    Silas grew up in New Jersey and has been serving at Hope since 2022. He met his wife Cassidy while attending school in Arizona and they now live in Stanhope with their dog Zona. Silas enjoys rainy days, watching soccer and The Office, and listening to his favorite music.

  • 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.

  • Kim ridgway - children's ministry

    As a mother of six 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.

  • Eileen Nelson - women'S MINISTRY

    Eileen and Chuck, live in Randolph and have attended Hope Church since 2017. She enjoys the opportunity to help other women come to know Jesus as their Savior by serving as the coordinator of Women's Ministries. She also leads the Tuesday night women's Bible study.