Church Staff

Pastor – Denny Bell

I am an ordained Minister, but I also enjoy a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance.  Music and the Holy Word are very sacred to me.  Not only am I a vocalist, but I play several different instruments.  I love doing all kinds of crafts, and gardening – especially landscaping, herbs, and perennials.  I love being a wife, a Mom, and a Grandmother to ten wonderful grandchildren.  You might say that Life is Good.


Administrative Assistant – Velinda Johnson

I am Velinda, church secretary. I take care of the bulletins each week and PowerPoint. I like to crochet. Right now, I am working on Homeless sleeping mats made out of store grocery bags. I also enjoy being in the Church bell choir. In my time away from church, I like to watch TV, playing games on my computer, enjoy being with friends, and going out to eat.

Church Accompanist – Cheryl George

   Cheryl began playing piano and organ at the age of 15 and loves to make music leading people to a closer relationship with the Lord.  She enjoys both traditional and contemporary styles.  Cheryl was a Spanish teacher for 25 years and then became a School counselor in order to help students with their full potential.  She has two married sons and two grandchildren with one on the way.  She enjoys traveling, grilling and attending concerts.

Treasurer/Financial Secretary – Bud Roller

A much-appreciated retired volunteer who spends many (many!) hours tending to our Church finances (because somebody has to do it!) – when his cat allows it. Semper Fi!
   I’m Howard Tice.  In addition to directing the choir at New Hope, I am an elder and worship leader at Harvest Community Church.  Most of my life revolves around music.  I sing about a dozen times a month at retirement homes in Wichita and surrounding communities. I also enjoy serving in the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature. I have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Custodian – Debora Acosta

I take great pride in my work at New Hope Christian Church.  I am involved in the Disciples Womens’ Fellowship Group.  I really love being a grandmother.