Our Leaders

New Hope's staff is committed to serving God and furthering His kingdom

Lance & Jen

Lance & Jen O’Brien

Senior Pastor

Lance has served as the Lead Pastor at New Hope Assembly of God since July of 2002.

Lance has served as the Lead Pastor at New Hope since July of 2002. A native of upstate NY, he is the youngest of 9 children. Lance received his BA in Biblical Studies from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO and he has a passion for helping people apply God’s Word to their daily lives. He wants people to live each day with the incomparable HOPE of the Cross. He has been married to his wife (Jennifer) since 1995 and they have three children: Alex (1996), Brendon (1998) and Gabrielle (2001). Jen is an avid reader, published author, sports mom, and amazing support to her husband. Lance enjoys all sports (especially football and soccer), video games, drive-in movies and hanging out with his children. He continues to root for the Cowboys despite intense pressure to convert.

Dan & Heather

Dan & Heather Bach

Life Connection Director

Heather Bach serves as the Director of Life Connection at New Hope Assembly of God.

Heather Bach serves as Director of Family Life & Leadership Development here at New Hope Assembly of God. The Bach’s starting attending New Hope in 2009 and Heather joined the staff in 2011, as the Children’s Director. In her current position as Family Life Director she continues to run Kingdom Builder Kids as well as our Life Groups and Family Activities. Heather grew up in the Pittsburgh area and is a graduate of Wilson Christian Academy. She has been married to her husband Dan since 2001 and they have 4 children together Noah (2002), Amelia (2004), Caleb (2006), and Lydia (2010). Her favorite thing to do is snuggle up as a family and have movie night! The desire of her heart and her passion is to help families to connect and build relationships, and grow together in Following Jesus.


Director of Outreach

Kate serves as the Director of Outreach at New Hope Assembly Of God.


Doug and Catherine Bender

Young Adults and Communications

Doug serves as young adults and communications pastor at New Hope Assembly Of God.

Andy and April Miller

Worship Leader

Andy serves as Worship Leader at New Hope Assembly Of God.



At New Hope you will find a place in our community to serve God and follow his plan for your life.


Our church has many opportunities for you to build relationships, serve God, and also spread the gospel to the surrounding community.


We serve the one and true God--without Him, we are nothing.