Van Brooks
senior pastor

Pastor Van grew up in Florida and has also lived in Oklahoma, Virginia and Georgia before moving to Effingham where he now lives with his wife Lori. Van has three grown children: Austin (married to Jen), Aminta, and Avery. Pastor Van (or PV as he is known around here) has been the Senior Pastor of New Hope for twenty-one years. He graduated from Andrew College and Florida Southern, and also received a Masters Degree from Regent University's School of Divinity.


Tyler sterchi
Teaching & group life pastor

Tyler grew up in Olney, Illinois and lived in the Chicago area before moving to Effingham in 2008 where he currently resides with his wife, Lindsay, and his daughters Addison and Felicity (born September 2014). Prior to serving at New Hope, Tyler spent a year as an intern at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois serving with their young adult ministry, Axis. Tyler graduated from Wheaton College and received his Masters Degree at Regent University's School of Divinity.