Meet Our Staff

Brenda Hartman

Middle School Youth Director

Brenda was among the core team of leaders that founded New Hope Church and has served as youth director from the beginning. With over 30 years experience in youth ministry, Brenda has counseled, encouraged, and supported generations of young adults. Besides enjoying her husband Ted, their dog Bailey, and 5 grandchildren, Brenda has become the ‘Pennsylvania Mom’ for Christian music artists DecembeRadio, John Waller, and several members of the band Fee.

Nancy Ritchie

Pre-School Children's Director

With a lifetime of professional experience in caring for children, “Miss Nancy” brings great wisdom, common sense, and a whole lot of humor to New Hope.  Also part of the core group of leaders who founded New Hope Church, Nancy has served faithfully since its inception. She’s joined in ministry by her husband, David. They live near Annville, close to family…including her sister, Brenda, New Hope’s Youth Director.