Our staff members look forward to serving the Lord along side you!

  • Pastor James Fernandez

    Pastor James and his wife Jackie joined Hope in September 2020.  He has been in the pastoral ministry for ten years, serving in Iowa and Denver.  You can listen to Pastor James and his podcast team weekly on "Scripture on the Go."  Pastor and Jackie have developed a love for equipping God's people to love those around them through the Pastoral Leadership Institute Missional Leader and Leadership Essentials learning communities.  Through these courses, they have grown in their understanding that building meaningful relationships with people goes hand-in-hand with making disciples.  They are excited to be in Florida with their dog and three cats and to serve alongside Hope!

    Pastor can be reached at

  • Music director - Kathy Burrier

    Kathy has been involved in our music ministry for several years and has a passion for leading God's people in worship. She has taught in the Brevard School system and has influenced many students as they develop their musical abilities! 

  • Deaconess - Lois Diebel

    Deaconess Lois Diebel graduated from St. Paul's in Concordia MO and from Valpraiso University in IN (BA in Theology). She received deaconess certification and is a member of the Concordia Deaconess Conference since 2000. She has served with Bethesda Lutheran Communities, the Wisconsin District, and congregations in the Florida-Georgia District and SELC District. 

    Deaconess Lois can be reached at

  • Church administrator - dorothee jones

    Dorothee has been active in church ministry for over 30 years in many ways including small groups, worship teams, women's ministry, outreach and more!  She handles all of our administrative needs and can always be found behind the scenes and in the middle of all the church events. Dorothee is currently pursuing a master's degree in Organizational Leadership at Florida Institute of Technology.

    Dorothee can be reached at

  • Head Elder - Kenny Klaehn

    Kenny Klaehn is our head elder and is the contact person for any pastoral care needs.  He will reach out to the pastors to provide care when you need it.  We have you covered! 

getting involved

We have many opportunities for you to be a part of us at Hope: Worship teams, Bible studies, youth, children, men, women, and community events!  Check our Community Outreach and Upcoming Events pages.