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, along with the name and phone number of each team leader. Inquiries can also be placed through Pastor Stu Austin at the church office: 239.274.1230.


Purpose: Coordinate Lee Memorial Bloodmobile visit to New Hope Presbyterian Church every eight weeks. Manage sign ups from the congregation. Upcoming dates are available HERE.
Contact: Pat Mehaffie  610.906.7284
Contact: Vicki Scott  239.482.3012


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: Rebecca Morris 239.248.8789

Congregational Care

Purpose: Our Deacons maintain telephone contact with people in our congregation who are in difficult circumstances and could use words and prayers of encouragement.
Contact: Howard Grabow  239.432.1771


Purpose: We have a friendship and sympathy card ministry to recognize members of the New Hope family.
Contact: Lynn Moll 239.432.9912

Funeral/Memorial Support

Purpose: We provide comfort to the family of the deceased and assist with their needs during the funeral/memorial service.
Contact: Joan Frisch  239.344.9891

Homebound Communion

Purpose: A Deacon accompanies and assists a church Elder to serve communion to people who are homebound.
Contacts: Bill Long  239.985.0357  or  Alan Frees 239.772.1450

Homebound Visitation

Purpose: We serve people who are not able to leave their home through visits, prayer, phone calls, and cards.
Contact: Carol Garner  239.481.2786

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.
Phone: Judy Clarke at 239.243.8119.
Sign up HERE.

One Congregation & a Truck

Purpose: If a member of New Hope is unable to handle moving furniture and personal items to a new residence in the Fort Myers area, the Deacons will assist.
Contacts: Bill Long  239.985.0357  or  Pat Mehaffie 610.906.7284

Wheels to Bless

Purpose: We coordinate transportation to church, medical offices, etc. for members who cannot drive, using a pool of volunteers from the congregation.
Contact: Mike LaRiviere  239.267.2738.
Sign up HERE.

*Check out all of our Hope & Help ministries HERE.
*Click HERE to see all the other ministry offerings.