We gather in different locations but are one church. We're people becoming the church, on the mission with Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
The Gospel is good news for broken people like me.
Jeffery & Joanne Portmann – newhope Lead Pastors
A little bit about us: We have been together since High School and were married in 1993. We have two sons, Justus & Josiah who keep us laughing and praying. Jeffery is Norwegian and Joanne is Samoan so something is pillaged and burned every week at our house by our boys and their awesome friends. Jeffery came to faith in Christ as elementary school kid and Joanne while in Junior High. We have been serving in ministry for over 20 years in various roles. We love the mission of The Church!
We moved to South Hill June of 2013 after feeling a clear calling to plant newhope church. We believe that life is better together and that teams were God’s idea so we started newhope with that in mind. We are people becoming the church.
Interests: Family, Athletics – we both played sports at Northwest University, ove to travel and will always choose the beach, and are amazed by the love of Jesus.
Life Purpose: We exist to present hope and develop people.
Chris & April Hinkle – newhope Kids Pastors
A little bit about us: We met in our church youth group, started dating our Sr. year of high school and were married in 2003. We both come from big families and started one of our own with three boys and one girl, Kaden, Isaac, Landen and Jenna. Needless to say, our home is busy, loud and fun! We wouldn’t have it any other way. Chris is a pastor’s kid who came to faith in Christ at age 7 and April at age 6. We have served in ministry as youth pastors for almost 9 years and are excited to serve as kids pastors!
We followed God’s call to be done ministering to youth and serve as kids pastors at newhope church in March of 2014. Our passion is to create an environment where kids know they matter, Jesus loves them, and have fun together.
Interests: Family, playing sports, Seahawks, spending time with people.
Brad & Chantel Rohr – newhope Creative Arts Pastors
A little bit about us: We were both born and raised in Western Washington. We met while attending Northwest University in Kirkland and were married shortly after graduating. Six years later we were blessed with our baby boy, David. We have had the privilege of serving as pastors in Everett and Lacey before moving here to South Hill. We moved to the area in the beginning of 2014 and are excited to be part of what God is up to here in South Hill.
Interests: Traveling to warm places and spending time together as a family.
Jeremy & Marissa Frisinger – newhope Business Pastors
A little bit about us: We have been together since High School and were married in 2005. We have one kid; our son Malachi is almost 2 years old and is tons of fun but he keeps us on our toes at all times. We both came to faith in Christ at young ages and even eventually met each other in youth group at our church. Over the last 7 years Jeremy has spent time as an Associate Pastor working with youth, as well as working in Management with Nordstrom. Marissa has spent the last 9 years as a Labor & Deliver nurse at various hospitals, as well as working alongside Jeremy with youth girls and singing in the church band. Christ and his church have always been an important part of our lives. We love the mission of The Church!
We moved to South Hill December of 2013 after feeling a clear calling to be a part of the launch team of newhope church. We are excited to be a part of a church that engages people in the church and in the community. We are people becoming the church.
Interests: Seattle Sports, movies, Disneyland – born in Seattle Jeremy loved playing sports and watching the Mariners, Seahawks, and Sonics at a young age. Marissa was born in California and loved going to Disneyland at an early age, something we enjoy doing as a family whenever possible. Date nights regularly consist of dinner and a movie, so having church in a theater is awesome!
newhope is a safe place for all of us to explore what following Jesus looks like. It's a place to be yourself, build friendships, grow spiritually, and laugh. We have a vision to present hope (Jesus is Savior) and develop people (people becoming the church). And there are no perfect people allowed. The Gospel is good news for broken people like me.
Everyone is welcome at newhope regardless of your story, questions, doubts, or struggles. We don't pretend to have all the answers but believe in The God who does. Like the 1st-Century Christians, we gather for large group celebrations on the weekend, and then meet in community groups during the week to: connect in relationship, grow spiritually, and live out our faith by serving the community. This is what we mean by 'people becoming the church.'
The elders of newhope ensure giving goes to provide care for the pastors and leaders, training, meeting spaces for worship, spreading the gospel, care for people, and doing good works in our community and around the world.
P.O. Box 73906
Puyallup, WA 98373