Deacon Ministry Teams

The Deacon ministry teams may change from time to time based upon the needs of our New Hope community. Our current ministry teams are listed below. Inquiries can be placed by emailing Pastor Stu Austin or phoning him at the church office: 239.274.1230. A list of our current Board of Deacons is available HERE.


Purpose: Coordinate Lee Memorial Bloodmobile visit to New Hope Presbyterian Church every eight weeks. Manage sign ups from our church family. Upcoming dates are available HERE.
Contact: Doug Keno

Celebration of Life

Purpose: We provide comfort to the family of the deceased and assist with their need during the funeral/memorial service.
Contact: Nell Stephens


Purpose: The Deacons utilize the Sunday bulletin, a Deacons’ Ministries brochure, the sanctuary’s media screen, and the New Hope website to communicate our Christian ministries of compassion and service.
Contact: Pam Zapf


Purpose: We have a friendship and sympathy card ministry to recognize members of the New Hope family.
Contact: Meg LaRue


Purpose: Greet and welcome everyone to the worship service.
Contact: Karen Jalving

Homebound Visitation

Purpose: Our Deacons maintain telephone contact with people in our church who are in difficult circumstances and could use words and prayers of encouragement. We serve people who are not able to leave their home through visits, prayer, phone calls, and cards. Sanctuary flowers are delivered to shut-ins after worship services. A Deacon accompanies and assists a church Elder to serve communion to people who are homebound.
Contact: Marion Hogg

Meals to Bless

Purpose: We coordinate meals for members who have been recently released from the hospital, are shut-ins, have been ill or home with a new baby. We also coordinate a limited menu of food service options for receptions following a funeral/memorial service at New Hope Presbyterian Church.
Contact: Gina Henderson
Sign up HERE.


Purpose: We provide light beverages and snacks for a variety of New Hope family functions including memorial services.
Contact: Jeannie Martin

Wheels to Bless

Purpose: We coordinate transportation to church, medical offices, etc. for members who cannot drive, using a pool of volunteers from our New Hope family.
Contact: Bill Ashton
Sign up HERE.