New Hope Presbyterian Church is the third church that Pastor Simpson has served while they made the transition from one pastor to another. Prior to specializing in Transitional ministry, he served as the pastor churches in Hempfield Township, and Alliance, Ohio. He loves transitional ministry because it affords him an opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful new people and to encourage congregations as they move from one pastor to another. When he is not at the church or at home with his wife Linda he will often be found fly fishing with a friend or visiting the local gym for a little exercise.
Faith is New Hope’s director of music. As such she chooses, rehearses and directs the music of both the Chancel and the Joy Choirs. Faith is a retired nurse and lives with her husband Howard. Together, Faith and Howard are huge Penn State fans! (But at New Hope Church we welcome fans of all universities.) Faith also often uses her talents to play the piano along with the organ on many of the hymns.
Patty Hart is the organist and the director of the bell choir at New Hope Church. Patty lives with her husband Glenn who faithfully pastors two other small churches. Patty is also heavily involved in Redstone Presbytery’s “mission team”. Traveling to different parts of our country Patty and the others team members scrub, clean, build, and fix up homes that have been damaged by hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. During the week Patty is employed as a Manager Administrator at a health care firm in Greensburg.
John Cherepko is our church treasurer. He and his wife Lynne are the parents of three grown children and have some grandchildren. John faithfully over sees the finance of New Hope Church. He makes sure that bills are paid promptly and that the resources of the church are used wisely. John is also the chairman of the finance committee of the church. In his spare time John enjoys getting together with friends in a local bowling league.
Jim St. Clair is one of the busiest men at New Hope Church. Not only is he busy keeping the church sparkling clean, he is also the chairman of the building committee. In that position he heads up a committee that sees to it that the necessary repairs and maintenance at the church are taken care of. Most recently Jim and his committee had the sanctuary and entire second floor of the church painted as well as doing some extensive work to the church landscaping. Jim and his wife Eleanor have been members of New Hope Church for several years.
Tracy Winzek is the secretary at New Hope Church. Tracy knows New Hope Church well and will give you a warm greeting when you call or stop by New Hope Church.