Ben has been serving as on New Hope's staff for over a decade and is currently serving as Associate Pastor and also as an Elder. Ben's main focus is to help inform, equip, and connect New Hopers more deeply with God, each other, and our world. He is also charged with helping our church steward the current transition season well. He directly oversees our LIFE Group leaders, our LIFE University equipping courses program. He and his wife, Maris, lead a LIFE Group on Monday evenings.
Ben is also serving as Lead Church Planter on New Hope's upcoming church plant: Tallgrass Community Church.
Ben joined the New Hope staff in June of 2006. Both he and Maris graduated from KSU in May of 2004. Prior to his role at New Hope, Ben worked with the Navigators, a collegiate ministry at Kansas State, for two years. He graduated from Emmanuel House Seminary in May of 2009 and is the proud father of Kate Corinn and baby son Maddox Benjamin. Ben and Maris are excited to help the New Hope community share their lives and the love of Jesus Christ!