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 the church, I am also involved in community...

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 in Berkeley and Oakland.. Before serving at New Hope...

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 for Harbor House Ministries, I spent a month at a monastery...

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 administration at a large denominational church. Prior to beginning my career as a church administrator, I worked in a diverse