Scott was born in Digby, Nova Scotia where he grew-up on his family farm. Sensing God’s calling, Scott studied at Kingswood University where he met his beautiful wife Shari and subsequently had two wonderful boys. Scott has been Lead Pastor at New Hope for over 20 years and has a growing passion and vision for New Hope and the Annapolis Valley. Scott also loves hugs… NOT!
Jedie was born in Ottawa, Ontario where he spent many years and developed life long friends. Over the years he has lived in the United States, and the Canadian Maritimes. Sensing God’s call upon his life, he studied at Kingswood University where he received a B.A. in Religion and a M.A. in Pastoral Theology. He loves the church and desires to help equip the church to advance the Kingdom of God. Jedie is married to the lovely and beautiful Mariah, and is looking forward to this next season as they serve together!
Isaac was born in Listowel, Ontario. At 6’6 he is a member of the ‘tall’ club and was given the nickname ‘Tree.’ He sensed a call upon his life to full time ministry that brought him to the Maritimes for his studies. There he competed two degrees, one from Kingswood University and the other Acadia Divinity College. He is married to the lovely Melanie and they have a beautiful daughter Lydia. Isaac has a passion to reach people where they are at in life. He enjoys time with his family, wood-working and exploring the great outdoors on his bicycle.
Mariah grew up in Meductic, New Brunswick and received her B.A. in English and B.Ed at Crandall University in order to pursue her teaching career. Since completing university she has taught at the International School of Beijing and Moncton Christian Academy. Mariah believes that children are an important and valuable part of God’s Kingdom, and aspires to continuously seek new ways to show children the love of God as they grow. Mariah also loves being outdoors and was married to Pastor Jedie in October 2018!
Karen was born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and married her husband Burton in 1994. Before coming into vocational ministry, Karen was a pet groomer and kennel operator out of their own home. Burton and Karen followed God’s calling in 2005 by leaving everything behind to move to Wolfville, NS where she attended Acadia Divinity College, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology in 2008. Since then, Karen was ordained in the Baptist Convention of Atlantic Canada, has pastored 4 small churches, and is now serving at New Hope as the Missions Pastor. Karen has always been passionate about reaching people with the gospel, both locally and globally. She loves dogs, gardening, and singing.
Sharon hails from St.John’s, Newfoundland and married Dan almost 31 years ago in Nova Scotia. She jokingly refers to him as the pastor’s wife. Prior to being called to ministry she was self-employed for 21 years in the financial services industry. Sharon is currently enrolled with Kingswood Extended (ministry education) and has only a few courses remaining. Her passion is encouraging the church to engage in connecting with people who need the unshakeable hope that only God can provide. Sharon and Dan are very excited to serve at New Hope as we share hope, community, and growth.
Heather was born in Yarmouth, NS but spent most of her younger years in Saint John, NB. She moved to Kentville when she accepted a job as an X-Ray technologist the hospital. She met and married Jim in 1983 and they have two married sons and two grandsons. Heather retired from being an X-Ray technologist in 2017, and since then has been honoured to serve as the church office administrator.