Our Staff

Our staff is a group of highly-qualified, hard-working, dedicated individuals who have made it their life goal to serve the Lord and His expanding kingdom through the work that New Hope Fellowship is doing.

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Pastor Dave Dent

lead pastor

A dedicated husband, dad, and grandfather who enjoys worshiping, good cups of coffee, watching the Redskins, and spending lots of quality time with his family.



Lauren Pickett

production director

A dedicated yogi and a Towson alumni who enjoys all things yellow, healthy, and Jesus! She's a big fan of family, books & spotify.



Matt Thrift

High School director

A husband and father who enjoys music, coffee, and putting together IKEA furniture. But most importantly is passionate about seeing young people experience the love of Jesus Christ.



Hannah Thrift

Office Administrator

Yep - the wife of our high school ministry director and momma to Jeremiah!  Hannah is a great baker and serves our church as our office and finance administrator.  


Pastor Greg Miller

associate pastor

An avid hunter and fisherman who's always rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's always up for traveling and spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids.


Barb Cole

children's ministry director

A fun-loving wife, mom, and grandmom who has a deep love for children, the ministry and teaching!



Jeremy Dedmon

MIDDLE School director

A golf lover, Honda-fixin' dad and husband who has a passion for youth ministry! He loves the great outdoors and would pick a secluded farm over city life any day.



Brad Wantz

Worship team lead

Brad is a family man full of dad jokes and will stop anything he's doing to play table tennis or foosball. He has served on our praise team for many years and comes to us with a deep passion for leading the team and the church into a deep heart of worship.