Lead Pastor | Directional Leadership Team
Jason grew up the son of a banker/financial planner in New Glarus, WI. After graduating from New Glarus High School, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, but ended up receiving a call into full-time ministry, and attended both Central Bible College and Kings Way University/Theological Seminary. He holds a BA in Pastoral Theology. Jason met the love of his life, Angel, in Bible College and they married in 1994. Together, they have pastored in the cities of Kansas City, Milwaukee, Las Vegas, and Central Wisconsin. Jason has been a pastor for 21 years; his ordination is through the Assemblies of God.
In addition to serving the local church, Jason has served on the boards of TEEN Challenge, Youth Alive, Priority One, and Spencer Lake Christian Center. He is a conference speaker for www.iequip.org, where he speaks to train Christian leaders internationally, for the purpose of advancing the kingdom of God. Jason has written articles for the Assemblies of God, Willow Creek Association, Pastors.com, Chur
Jason’s wife Angelia (Angel) is the youngest and only girl with three older brothers (hence her name). She was raised in Kansas City, Kansas by a single mom. Angel graduated from Central Bible College with a degree in Education; she has been a teacher, preschool director, and a homeschool mom. Angel, too, is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She is presently completing her Masters in Licensed Professional Counseling through Liberty University. Her greatest calling is that of being the wife to Jason and the Mom to Hannah (20), Sam (18), Juilia (14), and Gabe (12).
Pastor of Christian Life Formation
Jack is a native of Oklahoma. He received his formal biblical and theological training at Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee and Midwest Christian College in Oklahoma City. Ordained at age 19, Jack has been in the Christian pastoral ministry for over forty years. He has been a pastor in the Austin area since 1977 and became the founding pastor of New Hope Community Church in 1996, in which capacity he served until 2010. Since then, he has continued to serve on the New Hope staff in the areas of teaching, spiritual mentoring, and pastoral counseling. Jack is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor with the National Christian Counselors Association. His current official role at New Hope is as Pastor of Christian Life Formation. He and his wife and best friend, Oneta, have been married for forty three years. Oneta is involved in leadership of New Hope’s intercessory ministry. She also leads a small women’s group, which is focused on mutual encouragement three grown children: April, Christi, and Paul and seven wonderful grand-children: Rachel, Jessica, Lydia, Ethan, Cosette, Juliet, and Eric. Jack enjoys movies, baseball, poetry, mystery novels, and history.
Executive Pastor & Directional Leadership Team | Tyler & Kamrin Wolfe: Youth Pastors
Tyler and Kamrin met while they were students at Pflugerville High School. Kamrin has been a part of the New Hope Community Church family since the church began, and Tyler became a part of the church youth group in 2004. After high school, they each pursued degrees in youth development and family relationships at the University of Texas at Austin, and were married in 2008. They have been leading the youth ministry team since 2011, and Tyler took the position of Administrative Pastor in 2015. Kamrin and Tyler live in Hutto with their three young children, Gideon, Ayla and August.
Creative Director | Directional Leadership Team
Abby was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She majored in Telecommunication Media Studies at Texas A&M and worked for over two years with 12th Man Productions in the Texas A&M Athletics Department. Since then she has started a career as a graphic designer and media specialist. She oversees marketing and branding for the church, as well as all production of promotional materials for church events, ministries and programs. An experienced videographer, she also enjoys painting, as well as photography.
In addition to her work with church media, Abby also co-leads the Poverty Cure missions team and their plans abroad, and is the Co-Director of Market of Hope, a non-profit launched by New Hope Community Church in the fall of 2015.
David grew up in Austin, and though he came to know the Lord at a young age, it wasn’t until he was 15 that he truly accepted Christ’s Lordship over his life. At the time he had already begun developing as both a singer, writer and guitarist, and David’s experience would later serve him as the co-worship leader of Lakeline Church. He was soon led back out into the field of outreach through a three-piece original rock band called Point of Contact, which he toured for almost eight years, until coming to New Hope. It is his heart’s desire to lead the church into true and heartfelt worship; worship that both honors the Lord in its excellence, and pleases Him in its passion. He and his beautiful wife Lauren live in Round Rock with their two boys, Gabriel and Elijah.
Children's Director & Administrative Assistant
Melody was an Air Force kid in her early years, but landed in Austin at the age of five and stayed put. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Trinity College of Florida in Biblical Studies concentrating in Children’s Education. After graduation, Melody moved back to the Austin area and began teaching 1st and 2nd grade at a local Christian school. With the support of her husband Ben, Melody decided to be a stay-at-home-mom when their first child was born in 1995. She returned to teaching in 2000 as a homeschooling mom, graduating her oldest in 2014. Melody and Ben have been married for 23 years and have four children: Ben Jr., Jonathan, Madeleine, and David. Most of her spare time is spent enjoying watching her children pursue their respective dreams: Motorcycle Competitions, Taekwondo, and Dance. And she will ALWAYS have a knitting project along wherever she goes.