New Hope Staff

Together, we are the staff of New Hope. Give us a call at 616.669.2790 or feel free to reach out to us by email.

  • David Rufner - Pastor

    pastor@nhlchurch.org

    I've been blessed to be the pastor of New Hope since 2009. Together, my wife, Megan, and I are the parents to four wonderful kids - Jed, Levi, Josiah, and Eden. I enjoy hiking, backpacking, camping, cooking, BBQ, tinkering, learning, reading, and dreaming of the wilderness! 


    I hope we get to meet!

  • Megan Rufner - Music Ministry Director

    music@nhlchurch.org

    I am blessed to praise the Lord, with his people, through the gift of music! I also enjoy being a wife and mother, playing piano and mandolin, singing, Bible journaling, reading and exploring God's beautiful creation with my family!


    My regular office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

  • Pamela Hart - Ministry Assistant

    pmhart@nhlchurch.org

    In the fall of 2019 I applied and was blessed to be chosen to serve in this newly created position.  Since that time, I have found enrichment in new friendships as well as opportunities to study God's word.  As I help in preparation for worship and the everyday tasks of the office , one thing is certain- under Pastor and Megan's guidance I have acquired a new appreciation for the paper bulletins I always found waiting upon my arrival for worship services!  (I miss you in more ways than one, Suzanne... :) Once we have our new Business Administrator on staff, I plan to direct my attention back to social media content, as well as some specialized ministries.  No matter what I'm assigned, I am loving the work and hope I am making a positive impact here at New Hope!


    My regular office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings for the time being, and you may reach me at those times by calling the office: (616) 669-2790 or by email: pmhart@nhlchurch.org.  Peace, and be well!

  • Business Administrator

    This position is currently vacant, but we expect to have it filled this spring.  The job description and instructions for application can be viewed at: