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.

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.

Church Accompanist – Garrett Welch

Garret Welch add a great deal of musicality to our worship services. He has his undergraduate degree in music composition from WSU and is a recent graduate with his master’s degree from Oklahoma City University.