Our Team




    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.


    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  became Hope's Administrative Director in 2013.  Karen lives in Springfield, PA with her husband, Joshua, and their three children.


    Worship Leader

    Brett Borman has been playing music since the 4th grade when he picked up the upright bass.  He has lived in Delco his whole life along with his wife Joy and daughter Jayden.  He graduated from Haverford High School in 2000 and Neumann College in 2005.  Along with being the worship leader at Hope, he is also a Special Education Teacher.  

Ministry Directors

Joy Borman

Community Ministry

Bob Citta

Prayer Ministry

Family Ministry

Women's Ministry

Men's Ministry

Youth Ministry

Correy Gibbs

Infrastructure Technologies

Committee Chairs

Joshua Peterkin


Lori Droxler


Kelby Gibbs


Board of Directors

Chair – Karen Peterkin

President – Josh Shaffer

Treasurer – Joshua Peterkin

Secretary – Rose Marie Blasucci


Members at Large:

Jon Blasucci

Lori Droxler

Kelby Gibbs

Holly Shaffer