Our Team

Leadership

  • JOSH SHAFFER

    Pastor

    Josh Shaffer is a Delaware County native.  He, his wife Holly, and their daughters Lily, Evangeline, and Alana live in Norwood PA. After graduating from Philadelphia Biblical University, Josh went on to complete a MA in Theological studies at Liberty Theological Seminary. Josh firmly believes that the Church was never intended to be a religious institution. Instead, the Church is a movement founded by Jesus, devoted to carrying out the mission of God in the world.

  • KAREN PETERKIN

    Administrative Director

    Karen Peterkin graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Music Education.  She left the full-time teaching profession when her first child was born, but has remained active in event planning, preschool teaching, and administration work. Feeling prompted to serve others and serve His church, she answered God's call and became Hope's Administrative Director in 2013.  Karen lives in Springfield, PA with her husband, Joshua, and their three children.

  • BRETT BORMAN

    Worship Leader


Ministry Directors

Corey Brown

Missions Ministry


Joy Borman

Community Ministry


Bob Citta

Prayer Ministry


Kathy Schmit

Family Ministry


Tasha Hess

Women's Ministry


Jeff Schmit

Men's Ministry


Mark Eliasen

Youth Ministry


Correy Gibbs

Infrastructure Technologies

Committee Chairs

Joshua Peterkin

Finance


Lori Droxler

Staff


Kelby Gibbs

Property

Board of Directors

Chair – Karen Peterkin

President – Josh Shaffer

Treasurer – Joshua Peterkin

Secretary – Rose Marie Blasucci

 

Members at Large:

Jon Blasucci

Corey Brown

Lori Droxler

Kelby Gibbs

Holly Shaffer