Ministry Directors

Arica Schmehl

Children's Director

Arica grew up at New Hope and serves as the Children's Director overseeing our Preschool & K-6 Sunday Programs.

Coming Soon

Worship Director


Shaye Tennant

Nursery Director

Shaye serves as New Hope's Nursery Director and makes sure that all the babies & toddlers are taken care of each Sunday morning.

Joanne Hardoin

Prayer Director Volunteer Director 

Joanne serves as both New Hope's Prayer Director and Team New Hope Volunteer Director. She hosts our Sunday 9:30am pre-service prayer and special prayer events. 

Student Directors

Support Staff

Wayne Simons

Grounds Director

Wayne makes sure that New Hope's grounds look beautiful year-round!

Vickie Blackstone


Vickie serves as the Church Administrator and makes sure that all things administrative in nature run smoothly.

Rich Blue

Safety Director

Rich works to keep our building safe and secure for all of our members and guests.


Scott & Lena Morgan

Senior Pastor

Pastor Scott and Lena have been involved in ministry together since they were married in 1985. They have been involved in and have extensive training in many areas of ministry including volunteers, small groups, youth, adult and children's ministries. Scott has a Bachelors of Theology degree from Christian Life School of Theology and has been a pastor for over 24 years. 

Lena has worked alongside Scott helping in the administrative and creative aspects and leads New Hope's Ladies Ministry. Lena also holds certifications in Life and Health and Welllness Coaching through Light University. Having been inspired by their daughter's battle with Chronic Lyme and mold illness, Lena sees the chronic illness community as an open mission field to serve and show compassion while bringing the hope of Jesus Christ into difficult circumstances. 

Pastor Scott's and Lena's desire and passion is to reach all people, young and old, bringing them real hope and purpose through faith in Jesus Christ. It is their belief that through the incorporation of the strengths of all generations we can grow healthy individuals that will make a difference in our communities and our world.

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Arnie & Pat Herberg


Arnie and Pat have been long- standing members at New Hope. Arnie serves on the Worship Team and is our Treasurer on the Board of Elders. Pat serves as our Worship Director and leads one of the Teams.  Arnie and Pat  have two adult children and one grandchild and one new one on the way.

Donny and Angel King 


Donny and Angel have been long- standing members at New Hope. Donny serves as our Technical Director overseeing sound, video and lighting as well as serving on the Board of Elders. Angel serves in our Kids Ministry faithfully teaching and pouring the love of Jesus into our Kids. Donny and Angel have one daughter, Sarah.   

Rich and Becky Blue


Rich and Becky met when they were teenagers attending the youth group at New Hope. Rich serves as our Security Director as well as serving on the Board of Elders. Becky serves on the Worship Team as well as part of the Service Support Team. Rich and Becky have three adult children and three grandchildren 

New Hope of Clarkston | 8643 Sashabaw Rd | Clarkston, MI 48348 | (MAP)

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