Meet the Hope Staff

Rev. Brad Peterson

Sr. Pastor

 
 
What are your pastimes?
I really like working with my hands, especially building with wood and renovating my house. If I can build it I will come.
 
What is your favorite book?
John Piper’s “Christian Hedonism” I love this book because it reminds me to not settle. My passions for Christ need to be greater than they are and that is actually what God wants. Christianity isn’t meant to be stuffy or rigid. There is a sense that we are not selfish enough in our world and that is why we aren’t desiring God as much as we should.
 
What do you think is the best part of Hope?
The servant mindset that exists here. People are willing to roll up their sleeves and “get ‘er done.”
 
Describe your family life in one word:
Weird
 
What is your favorite book of the Bible and why?
Philippians. Always loved it. I think it is practical and calls us to be serving others while being content in Christ.
 
 

Bob Cree

Elder

 
 
What are your pastimes?
My favorite pastime is having my entire family together doing anything.
 
What do you think is the best part of Hope?
The best part of Hope is its warmth.
 
Describe your family life in one word:
Busy 
 
What’s your favorite book of the Bible and why?
Hebrews is my favorite book of the bible because it reminds me that Jesus is also our high priest, fully God, and divine as well as the perfect human.  
 
What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is “The Life of God is the Soul of Man,” by Henry Scougal.
 
 

Dan Saimeri

Elder

 
 
 
What are your pastimes? 
Family and grandkids.
 
What is your favorite book? 
Heaven, by Randi Alcorn.
 
Describe your family in one word.
Blessed
 
What do you think is the best part of Hope?
Being part of the family of God.
 
Which characteristic of Christ do you admire the most and why?
The book of Daniel because it is a great example of God’s faithfulness.
 
 

Paul Trivino

Youth Pastor

 
 
What are your pastimes?
I enjoy spending time outdoors and being active.
 
What is your favorite book? 
J. Oswald Sander’s, Spiritual Leadership, has made a lasting impact on my life and played a major role in shaping my views on servant leadership.
 
Describe you family life in one word.
Swaaaaweeeeet
 
 What do you think is the best part of Hope?
The community atmosphere of Hope is special.  It felt like being with family from day one.  
 
What is your favorite book of the Bible and why?
My favorite book of the Bible is Colossians.  I have heard this book described as one of the most Christ-exalting books in the Bible and I couldn’t agree more.  
 
 
 

Chris Hamilton

Elder

 
 
What are your pastimes?
Spending time with the family, projects around the house, camping.
 
What is your favorite book?
Anything by Brandon Sanderson.
 
Describe your family life in one word:
Busy
 
Which characteristic of Christ do you admire most?
His intimate knowledge of everyone he came across.  He was (and is) able to see into the hearts of those around him, which led to direct and powerful speech.  He always knew what to say and how to say it.  
 
 
 
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Lou Kochanek

Director of Worship & The Arts

 
 
What are your pastimes?
Reading, listening to music, going to the beach, Facebook
 
What do you think is the best part of Hope?
People called to serve or lead a ministry are encouraged to take the reins and go for it!
 
Describe your family life in one word:
Unpredictable
 
What is your favorite book of the Bible and why?
There are many favorites, but one of my all time favorites is Exodus because it chronicles God’s power and provision to his people. It helps me to remember everything God has done for me through Christ.
 
Which characteristic of Christ do you admire the most?
His humanity. Although He is fully God, Jesus is also fully human who understands what all that means. Philippians 2:5-7