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!


    NOTE: From May 22 to August 20, Pastor and his family will be away for a time of Clergy Renewal (sabbatical).

  • Gary Kirschke - Summer 2018 Interim Pastor

    pastorgary@nhlchurch.org

    While Pastor David and his family are gone for a time of Clergy Renewal,  Pastor Gary will be serving New Hope as our interim pastor. We are very thankful for him! So come on in and meet Pastor Gary and on Sundays enjoy getting to know his wife Karen, and their daughter Carmen, also!

  • Suzanne Berg - Business Manager

    sberg@nhlchurch.org

    I have been blessed to serve New Hope for 8 years.  I can be reached at the church office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 9a - 2p.  

  • Megan Rufner - Music Ministry Director

    music@nhlchurch.org

    "Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!" Psalm 95:1-2


    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, Bible journaling, and exploring God's beautiful creation with my family!