New Hope Lutheran Church was founded in 1984. We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States. We are also part of the local Delaware - Maryland Synod, a group of ELCA congregations that work together to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with their communities and the world.
Pastor: Ginny Price
Pastor Ginny Price began her ministry at New Hope on Dec. 1, 2013. A graduate of Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary and ordained in 1989 Pastor Ginny has served in a variety of settings, including both rural and small town, as well as serving as Assistant to the Bishop for the Delaware/Maryland synod and most recently as Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Spiritual Formation at Gettysburg Seminary. She has a deep passion for the church’s ministry of forgiveness and reconciliation and helping create space for all to feel welcome within the church. Pastor Ginny's email address is Ginny@NewHopeLutheran.org
Deacon: Cindy Ranker
Cindy Ranker has been at New Hope for over five years. She has an M.A.M.S. degree from Gettysburg Seminary and was consecrated as a Diaconal Minister in February of 2008. Cindy's email address is Cindy@NewHopeLutheran.org
Music Director and Parish Administrator: Sharon Punte
Sharon Punte has been New Hope’s Music Director since 1994. She comes from a musical family where she was encouraged to sing and play different instruments: flute, trumpet, guitar, bassoon, and piano. Since then she has learned to play the drum set and the bass guitar. Sharon encourages everyone to share their musical gifts and to learn new ones and believes that desire and commitment are more important than special training or expertise. We have a place for singers and instrumentalists of all ages, talent levels, and amounts of time that they can commit. Sharon also serves as New Hope's Parish Administrator. To reach Sharon, please email her at Sharon@NewHopeLutheran.org.
Organist: Sue Pumplin
Sue Pumplin has been the organist at New Hope for over 20 years. Sue's email address is Sue@NewHopeLutheran.org
Youth Director: Noah O'Ryan
Our new Youth Director began on July 2. Noah's email address is Noah@NewHopeLutheran.org.
Sexton: Frances Clifton
Frances Clifton has been the Sexton at New Hope for 19 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve the congregation in any way she can and has enjoyed all the pastors with whom she has worked.