We have teaching elders and ruling elders at New Hope Presbyterian Church. Our pastors are teaching elders and are trained in theology, while our ruling elders are elected to provide prayer and leadership for our church.

Class of 2023

Jerry Elliott

Carolyn Melton

Dave Milligan

David Carpenter

Class of 2024

Doug Keno

Sandy Knipe

Mark Myers

Rodney Woosley

Class of 2025

Candy Engelman

Jim LaRue

Jon Witenko

Session has written a “Session Philosophy and Commitment” statement that is available to be viewed or downloaded below. This document will explain more the commitment that each member of Session makes to New Hope, our members, and the Body of Christ as a whole.


Jason Harre – President

Richard Grosse – Vice-President

Chick Engelman – Secretary

Charles Knox – Treasurer


“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:12)


Deacons are commissioned from among Christ’s followers to organize the ministry of compassion within our church family. We welcome your notification of those who may benefit from our various ministries, as well as your suggestions for future ministries of service for our members.

Class of 2023

Flo Antuono

Kay Diller

Sue Morton

Kathy Orkowski

Class of 2024

Paul Gorny

Steve McKinnon

Kris Newlin

Class of 2025

Mark Dillehay

Meg LaRue

Janet Norman


Minutes of the Stated Session and Congregational meetings are available for view and download as listed below. For previous minutes or referenced attachments, please contact Brad Starner, Director of Finance, at brad@newhopefortmyers.org.


11.15.2022: Stated Session Meeting

11.13.2022: Congregational Meeting