Josh has been apart of Hope Fellowship for 15 years, ten of those years as the youth pastor. Josh began his ministry at Hope Fellowship in the fall of 1999 as a part time youth pastor 6 to 10 hours a week. During that time Josh has learned from Hope Fellowship staff and congregation how to love well.
God has called Josh to lead from a servant’s heart in loving each person that comes through the door. So many people have come to Hope, because of the community that is felt each and every day. Community is a huge part of what we do.
Josh brings a lot of passion and energy to everything he does, and this is evident in his ministry during the week, and preaching on Sundays. He will be quick to tell you that God can use people in their weakness, and that he is evidence of that.
Josh has a wonderful wife of 11 years (Alison) and 3 kids, Grant (7), Joey (5), and Emma (2). His Family is the love of his life. Josh finds himself daily wrestling with all three kids after dinner each and every night.
Alison is an elementary school teacher in that Anoka-Hennipen school district. She loves to read, bake, play with the kids, and find the occasional time to watch television.
Josh grew up on the farm is north central Iowa. He learn to work hard on the farm as well as play hard at the many array of sports in which he competes in. Josh enjoys golf, football, softball, basketball, and many other hobbies like car racing, and snowmobiling.
Josh loves the Lord and enjoys sharing his heart with people. His life is ministry. It’s Josh’s desire that you who are reading this that you will know that you are loved and that you are able to be used by God.
Matthew 5:16- In the same way let your light so SHINE before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father who is in heaven.
Rolly has been leading worship for different churches for over 30 years. He has been at Hope Fellowship now for almost 8 of those years. He also has been teaching Band and Choir at Legacy Christian Academy (formerly Meadow Creek) for 25 years and enjoys working in education with youth. Rolly also has a passion for writing music for worship as well as composing tracks for tv, film, commercials and video. He and his wife Leah, have also been coaching Girls Volleyball at Legacy/Meadow Creek for over 18 years.
Rolly and his wife, Leah, have 9 children – 5 at home ( Talana, Jezron, Taaron, Tezra, Joren) and 4 out of the house (Justina, Tija, Talis and Janson). Each of the kids have attended, or are attending Legacy Christian Academy where dad works. It is a joy to see them every day. All of them are involved in school, music, sports and church. Leah substitute teaches at Legacy, is involved in coaching volleyball and basketball at the school, and volunteers her time in various ministries at Hope Fellowship.
(1 Cor. 10:31)
Heather has been attending Hope Fellowship since the spring of 1998, and has been involved in children’s ministry since the very beginning. First as a volunteer, and then as a part of the staff. She graduated from Bethel College with a degree in Elementary Education in 1998. After five years working in the Mounds View School District Heather took time off to raise her kids.
In the spring of 2008 she became part of the staff at Hope. She has a strong desire to be part of building a solid foundation of faith in children. Heather also wants to partner with parents to equip and empower them to give kids the tools they need to live a life of faith in Christ.
Heather married her high school sweetheart, Eric, in 1998. They have three very active kids; Trey, Elise, and Adalyn. Eric shares her passion for God and His church and has been very active as part of the worship team, and in leadership roles over the years. He enjoys being with his family, singing, playing guitar, playing, coaching or watching sports, and many other activities. He works for Tightrope Media Systems.
Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading, walking her dogs, and the occasional chance to travel.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Hello! My name is Cindy Peters and I have been the administrative assistant for Hope Fellowship for several years. It all started as a volunteer and eventually I was blessed to join this staff. This community of believers has been my rock since the first time we walked through its doors. My family and I have been attending Hope Fellowship for six years and feel incredibly blessed to be a part of this church. Hope Fellowship takes its mission statement to heart: Love God, Love Others and Love Each Other.
I have spent the past 30 years walking through a life that was filled with some hills and deep valleys. I was raised in a Christian household all my life. I asked Jesus into my heart at the age of 5 and was baptized at the age of 10. I made choices as a teen and young adult that were not always in line with what God had planned for me, but I serve a gracious and forgiving God. He took the results of those self-centered plans and turned my life around to follow His plans. Life still has its tough challenges, but I know He is ALWAYS there in the good and the bad. He has great plans for my life and I am eager to see where he leads me.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:11 & 12
I have been married to my husband, Bill, for 22 years. We have three fabulous kids (ok, young adults) – Samantha, Mikayla and Ryan. We are on the verge of that “empty-nest” but I am excited to see where God directs our future.
Bill has been attending Hope Fellowship along with his wife Cindy for several years and joined the staff 2 years ago as the Facilities Director. He accepted Christ at the age of 28 and has been growing his relationship with Christ ever since. Bill has a true servant’s heart in all areas of his life. His favorite past-time is hanging out with his wife and kids. Spending time up north at his mother-in-law’s lake home is his favorite vacation spot where he can soak up God’s beautiful creation.
His favorite verse (below) reassures him that God is always with him and it gives him peace.
The Lord said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14