Meet Our Team
Our staff are Called by God, Competent in Ministry, Caring in life, and would love to come alongside you in you and your family's life.
Scott graduated from Asbury Seminary with a Master's in Theology. Scott's passionate about fostering God honoring conversation and understanding how to live in the world as a Christian. Scott's wife Carissa is a real life super hero! Together they have 3 adopted children and one super cute foster baby. Scott loves Lincoln, the Huskers, strategy games, and makes too many jokes in his sermons.
At least most of the time they are funny.
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PASTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP
Chris has a passion for Discipleship and helping people figure out where they "fit in" in church and supporting them in their walk. Everyone has a spot! Chris has a Masters in Biblical Studies from ATS and is a UCF Alumni. (Go Knights!) Chris and his wife Abby love being outside and hiking with their dog, Heidi. Chris also loves reading, board games, Sci-Fi, video games, biking, hockey, and especially great food.
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Breanna Peterson and Julie Wondercheck
Hope is blessed beyond belief not to have just one children's leader---but two!
SUNDAY CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR
Julie leads our Sunday morning Children's programming along with HopeLand Worship during the 10:30 service. Julie has extensive experience in Children's ministry and loves all the kids who come to Hope. This is her second "tour" of Hope. From 2005-2012 she was the children's director, and from 2010 to 2017 she was the Executive Director of Hopeland Daycare.
Julie's family is amazing and her two year old son gives the best punch 5's!
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WEDNESDAY CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR
Breanna leads Wednesday night Children's programming with effortless grace! This is Breanna's second "tour" of leading Wednesday nights at Hope, and Hope is so glad she is back! From 2011-2012 she was Children's Director at Hope. Breanna is an amazing educator. Her family have an amazing presence in our church body!
Breanna's husband Brett is an AH-mazing baker and supplies the church with numerous Donut Sunday's per year.
A native of Eldorado, IL, Madeline developed a love for music and passion for worship from a young age. She grew up listening to a variety of music, and loves to blend hymns, southern gospel, contemporary and classical together when she can.
Madeline believes that there is power in corporate worship, and is grateful for the grace of Jesus that allows all of His children the privilege of praising Him.
Madeline is currently pursuing a PhD from the University of Nebraska in Piano performance. She's a phenomenal singer as well!
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Marah was hired in November of 2019 and brings a passion for teaching, for youth, and for the Lord. Marah is completing a double major in education at UNL and serves as our youth leader as well during this time in her life.
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