Kate Conley | HopeKids Director
Kate Conley joined the Hope Church staff in 2017 as our part-time Children’s Ministry Director. Kate lives in Delaware, OH with her husband, Kain and her three boys Elliot, Wallace, and Foster. Kate is a licensed RN, although she has hung up her stethoscope for a time to enjoy her life-long dream job as a stay-at-home mom!
Kate is passionate about equipping leaders to teach and serve the children and families of Hope Church with the intention of seeing our children’s hearts changed by the redeeming power of the Gospel. She believes that kids are cute, smart, and funny, but they are sinners who need Jesus just like the rest of us. Kate loves crafting (especially crochet), drinking coffee (she takes it black), and spending time with her family (hello game night!). She has played the piano since she was 4 years old, and would love to hear your best joke. If you would like to get to know Kate more, or are interested in becoming a part of our HopeKids team, please contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amee Kuch | Music Director
Amee has been a part of the Hope Church staff since 2016 as our part-time worship team director. Amee is married to Bill and they have three kids, Sam, Alyssa, and Isaac living in Westerville. She has been a Buckeye for life, attending OSU where she received her BSN, has worked as an RN at the James Cancer Hospital at OSU since 2006, and faithfully cheers the Buckeyes on in all avenues! Ministry began in college where she got involved as a freshman in Cru in witnessing, leading Bible studies, retreats, and becoming involved in the worship team. Ministry translated into church after college where Amee has served in a variety of ways. Music and the arts have always been a passion of hers.
Never an athlete, Amee’s main accolade is Grand Champion Barrow (pig) at her county fair where she received her only trophy! Amee loves Eric Liddell’s quote, “God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure, “ and adapts it personally, feeling the same pleasure when she (and everyone together) worships. Amee’s life verse is Hosea 6:3 which says,
“So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth.”
Hope McCain | Office Manager
Hope recently joined the team in February 2019 as the Office Manager at Hope Church. Hope is married to Jordan and they have one fur baby, a standard poodle named Teddy. They met while attending Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. For all of you Buckeye fans, don't worry, Hope is not a Michigan fan. Hope has a Bachelors of Arts in Marketing and is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Intercultural Studies with a concentration in Church Planting at Asbury Theological Seminary. While attending Spring Arbor, Hope played on the Women's Tennis Team and continues to play with her husband whenever the weather is warm enough. Hope loves cooking and baking for her friends and spending a lot of time outdoors either walking, running, swimming, or hiking.
Hope and Jordan are also a part of the church planting team in Delaware, Ohio. Hope Church is partnering with their team to establish a vibrant faith community there.
You can contact Hope at email@example.com.
Jordan McCain | Church Planter in Residence
Jordan is the Church Planter in Resident at Hope Church. Jordan and his wife Hope are part of a team planting a church in Delaware, Ohio. Hope Church is partnering with the church planting team to continue to work God is already doing in Delaware and to further spread the gospel to their community. Jordan has a Bachelors in Pastoral Ministry from Spring Arbor University and a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Jordan enjoys reading, hanging out with his dog Teddy, an good cup of coffee.
You can contact Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yogi Durbin - Founding Pastor
Pastor Yogi Durbin was instrumental in founding Hope Church. Following the call of God on his life, Pastor Yogi attended Moody Bible Institute, and joined the Christian and Missionary Alliance for 37 years of ministry. His last assignment was to shepherd Hope Church and prepare leaders for ministry in Westerville and beyond. Passionate about people and church planting, he was an amazing friend. His sermons were riddled with stories and heart-felt pleas to engage with God and what he’s doing in hearts around the world.
Tragically, Pastor Yogi suffered a heart attack and passed away on May 4, 2019. His faith in Jesus is a legacy we admire, and a challenge to be intentional about serving others every chance we have. We are grateful for the lessons he taught that pushed us to love God, love other others and share hope!
You can read his obituary here. Remembering Yogi