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.


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Hannah & Matt Thrift

directors of student ministry

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.


Barb Cole

director of childrens min.

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


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.


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Karlie Pickett

media & communications

A McDaniel College graduate with a love of coffee, cupcakes, and all things Instagram. Not to mention, she's crazy over her beta fish.



Vanessa Newman

financial secretary

A wife & mom with a passion for cookin' and craftin' - so much so that she's opening a creative store in our town! Check out Created & Company on Facebook!