Welcome to New Hope Fellowship!

Pastoral Staff


Meet our Pastors and Worship Leader

The New Hope church staff includes our pastors Tim and Kyle and our worship director Chad. There is also a great team of volunteers and part-time staff, who help us get all the work done.


Tim Gunderson

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tim hails from the U.P., graduated from Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary way back in 1986. He is married to Lynn, has 4 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 dogs. His hobbies include golf, hunting and wandering the earth. He counts it a great privilege to be a pastor and to accompany people on the journey that God has laid out for them. He thinks New Hope is the greatest church family in the entire world - some say he's biased, but he doesn't think so. He's very grateful to be a part of what God is doing here.

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Kyle Douglass

Associate Pastor

Kyle loves to help people grow in Christ through counseling and teaching. He also enjoys bicycles, DIY-anything, and woodworking. He grew up in Schoolcraft, MI, attended Western Michigan University for his Bachelor's as well as a Master's in Political Science and is pursuing his M. Div. at Moody Theological Seminary. He and his wife Nicole have been married since 2000 and have three daughters. They live in Mattawan.

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Chad Thompson

Music and Worship Director

Chad lives in Paw Paw, MI. He's an accomplished musician, works in the construction trades as an estimator, and farms an acre of hops. He loves working outdoors and "clearing land". He has Burmese Mountain Dog named "Barley", a sapling giant Sequoia named Ronald Reagan, an intelligent and beautiful wife named Gayle and two super talented twin daughters. They live in Paw Paw.

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Meet Our Support Staff

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