Dan Schmitz

I’ve worked with refugees and immigrants in Oakland for nearly 25 years. I was one of the first to join New Hope and am currently its lead pastor. Besides pastoring...

Kara Groth

A native Californian, I have slowly made my way up the coast - born and raised in San Diego, attended undergrad in San Luis Obispo, and now, living and working...

Albert Olson Hong

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I came to Oakland out of a desire to respond to God’s love for the poor. After serving as Director of Youth Programs...

Lalena Shea

A native Californian, I originally grew up in Los Angeles before relocating to the Bay Area over a decade ago. I joined New Hope after spending 6 years in church...