Our Team

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Hey, I'm Jeff! I met Jesus as a young kid and knew I wanted to be a pastor shortly after. I was called to New Hope in 2017 and took over as the lead pastor in 2019. I’ve always loved serving God, and have been involved in a variety of ministries including a youth pastor, coaching ‘Growing Young Cohorts,’  teaching some Old Testament classes at Denver Seminary, and speaking at various retreats. When I’m not doing that you can find me eating Chipotle with my amazing wife Shannon, watching my awesome kids (Levi and Lucy) at their swim meets, or all of us hanging out together in the Mountains. I’d love to grab some coffee – or even better, some Chipotle with you and get to know you better!

Jeff Oetter
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Josh Turner

Worship Pastor

josh@newhopeaurora.org

My name is Josh Turner, also known to many in the music and entertainment world as Josh North. I grew up on Whidbey Island, Washington which is a short drive and a ferry ride from Seattle, WA. I began playing music in high school starting with the drums. I then picked up a guitar and began to write and sing my own songs. After High School I moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music where I studied voice. I also attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood to study guitar. At the age of 25 after spending my whole life searching for true love, hope, joy and peace I hit rock bottom and it was there at my worst that Jesus met me and came into my life! Ever since then I have been passionately pursuing Jesus with my wife Erin and our two kids Lydian and Isaiah. Along with worship pastoring I am a singer/songwriter and music producer under the name of Josh North. I am honored to use my God given gifts to further God’s kingdom with my friends and family here at New Hope Community Church! 

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Hi, my name is Seth and I am the Office/Social Media Manager. I recently moved to Colorado with my wife, Meghan. In 2020 I quit my job as a Police Officer, we sold everything we owned, and traveled the country full time. During this time I was able to grow in videography and content creation. Meghan and I love to travel (domestic and abroad) and explore all that God has given us in this beautiful world. My passion in life is creating content that helps people live more minimally without the need for material possessions. If you stop by I would love to hear your recommendations for the best coffee shops or eclectic food spots! 

Seth Fawley

Office/Social Media Manager

seth@newhopeaurora.org

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Hi, I'm Ellie! My family started attending New Hope in 2018, and it immediately felt like home! Though I still maintain a full schedule as voice and piano teacher, I moved away from performing when our two awesome children entered the scene, so it's been especially fulfilling - both musically and spiritually - to serve with the worship ministry at New Hope as a pianist and vocalist.  As an elder, I've been humbled and amazed at the miraculous ways that God has challenged our church to grow and then made it possible for us to rise to His challenges.  I love spending time with my husband, Eric, and our family, and some of my favorite of God's creations are cats, lavender, Palisade peaches, and Sanibel Island.

Ellie seligmann

Elder

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Ken Oetter

Deacon

I have had the privilege to live in the beautiful state of Colorado my entire life and have spent all of it traveling throughout the state. I grew up in a very anti-God family.  My dad would often say "I don't believe there is a god and if there is I don't care, If hell is real that is where all my friends will be so that is where I will be also. In high school my best friend invited me to a church youth group where I met the love of my life and she introduced me to Jesus on June 29, 1973 @ 10:30 pm. I always loved math and by the time I was 15 I knew I wanted to be an accountant and have been for 45 years.  While I have enjoyed my career, I have never forgot what a wise man once taught me.  "Give yourself to a cause, not a career".  My cause in life is to further God's Kingdom by sharing Christ with others.  First & foremost with my children & grandchildren but also with hundreds of students as a volunteer in student ministry for 45 years. It's my privilege to continue to serve at New Hope. I currently serve as a deacon and the middle school leader teaching the students about Christ. (And also as a mentor to the pastor).

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Krista has been attending New Hope for 13 years with her 2 children, Sierra and Kenton. She also plays Bass Guitar and sings with the Praise Team. Krista is Head Deacon and enjoys serving the New Hope community. Outside of the New Hope community Krista works as an ultrasound tech. She enjoys camping, time with family, and traveling with her kids, especially if it involves Disney.  Krista has also been blessed with a energetic Husky and a temperamental cat.

Krista Nickerson

Deacon