Roger Sparks - Interim Pastor

Roger was born and raised in Orlando, FL. His wife Dianne was born in Oskaloosa, IA, and grew up on a farm nearby.


The met when they both attended Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA and took the same class: History of Reformed Theology. (The rest is also history!) They married in 1981. Dianne taught 5th-6th grades at a small Christian school while Roger finished college and attended seminary. His training included a year at Calvin Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. They served three congregations as a "settled" pastor and family: Medicine Hat, Alberta (1986-1991), Rock Valley, IA (1991-2005) and Luverne, MN (2006-2021). Most recently they served for 16 months in an interim role at Bethel CRC, Wapun, WI.


Along the way, they were blessed with 4 children, now grown and married. Among them they have 7 grandchildren ranging in ages from 12 down to 3. 

Jon Bergman - Elder and Worship Coordinator

Jon has served as New Hope’s Worship Leader since 2010, and was ordained as an Elder in 2017.  Jon’s father, Carl Bergman, was the planting pastor of New Hope.  As is common with pastor’s families, the Bergmans moved around frequently.  Jon grew up in Grand Rapids, MI; Bakersfield, CA; South Windsor, CT; and Orono, ME.  Jon attended Calvin College for a portion of his bachelors and is currently completing this degree in Computer Information Systems at the University of Maine Augusta.  Jon works as the Team Lead of Integrated Bedside Technologies at Northern Light Health.  He married Naomi in 2011, and they have four children.  Jon enjoys the outdoors, gardening, and roasting coffee.

Luke Leavit - Elder

Bio coming!

Sharon Bowman - Administrative Coordinator

Sharon works part-time for New Hope Church as the administrative coordinator. She juggles life as a wife to Eric and mom to three busy boys.