Staff at New Hope

The staff at New Hope love Jesus fiercely, study God's Word intensely, 

and want the community to meet the God that longs for them.

  • Phil Schuiling

    Lead Pastor

    Thanks for checking us out! I am Pastor Phil Schuiling, pastor for the last 27 years and on the cusp of retirement in January 2019. My wife, Bev, and I have experienced New Hope as warm and inviting, accepting and caring and…a whole lot of fun. New Hope is unique in that the people genuinely care those outside of our walls and make a place for anyone God brings to us. Our next Pastor Jeff Oetter is already proving to be an awesome pastor and leader and will continue to be a dear friend. My hope is that the sadness I have in leaving this great community will be replaced by your joy in finding a new church home.

  • Jeff Oetter

    Associate/Transitioning Lead Pastor

    Hey, I'm Jeff! I met Jesus as a young kid and knew I wanted to be a pastor shortly after. When I'm not hanging out with the awesome people of New Hope or working on my PhD in the Angry Psalms (yep, it's as weird and as interesting as it sounds), you'll find me and my family playing in the mountains in our Jeep. My wife and I met in High School Youth Group, and now 20 years and 2 kids later (Levi, 8, and Lucy, 7), we are even more in love. I'd love to grab a coffee-or even better, some Chipotle- and get to know you!!

  • Ken Johnson

    Choir Director

    Hello, I'm Ken! I have been a Music Director in a variety of churches in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Missouri for over 45 years. I have also taught in public schools and at the university level for most of those years. I have been the Director of Music at New Hope for almost 2 years, directing the choir and the Praise Team, along with assisting with worship planning.

  • Deb Bailey

    Office Manager

    Hello, I'm Deb! I am a Colorado native (born and raised in Golden). I have been married to my husband, Ken, for 24 years. We have one son who is currently serving in the Air Force. I love taking classes and learning more about art, our community, and God! Call me at the office, I'd love to talk with you!