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Pastors

New Hope Community Church is thrilled to have husband and wife ministry team Tony and Jen Holmes Curran as our pastors since 2011. We give praise and thanks to God for leading us to a passionate pastoral couple who have discerned God’s call to serve here.

Pastor Tony grew up in Milwaukee before studying philosophy and film at the University of Wisconsin. He and Jen met in Vancouver while pursuing Master of Divinity degrees at Regent College, then moved to Grand Rapids to finish their studies at Calvin Theological Seminary. From 2009 to 2011 Tony was a resident pastor at Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he served alongside refugees and immigrants involved in a Basic English Worship Service for English as a Second Language students, and participated in a church plant made up of prisoners within the walls of Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility in Iona. He is ordained in the Christian Reformed Church.

Pastor Jen was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She was a business student at the University of Alberta before studying theology at Regent College and Calvin Theological Seminary. Jen began to discern a call to ministry shortly after coming to know Christ at age 16. In the years that followed, a burden for the poor and marginalized developed as an integral part of that calling. She has been deeply shaped by her involvement in Jacob’s Well, a community that lives out of a storefront in Vancouver’s downtown east side. From 2009-2011, Jen served the young people of Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids, where she developed a ministry for young adults and filled in as interim youth pastor. Jen is ordained in the Reformed Church of America.

Jen and Tony love to read, go for walks, remodel their house in Hart, watch movies, play games, eat real food, and relax on their front porch with friends (when it’s warm enough). They have a 2 year old son named Oscar and newborn twin daughters, Hazel and Mae! 

Please join us in praying for the Holmes Currans as they listen to God and seek to be faithful in their calling.

 
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