Cheryl Hurd


We couldnt be happier to welcome Cheryl as  our new church administrator.  Cheryl comes to us with years of experience in this roll and we look forward to her helping us as we enter this exciting new phase of growth at HOPE!

Judy Canfield

Director of Hope Christian School

Judy is proud to be the Director of Hope Christian School, and has been in the Early Childhood field as teacher and director in New Jersey for over 30 years.  She has her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education,  a  Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and  a New Jersey State School Supervisory Certificate.

Judy just lead the efforts in organizing and directing the HOPE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 5Oth Anniversary celebration and considers it an honor to be part of the HOPE family... carrying on the tradition of offering quality educational programs to the children of the community!

Kathryn Johnson

Communications Director

Kathryn is a native Jersey girl, who grew up on the shore and considers herself a true "beach girl".  She has a very strong faith in the power of prayer, and feels most connected to God in the midst of nature. 

Kathryn has held senior leadership roles in Marketing & Program Development and has been a working artist for many years.  She's enthusiastic about developing a new communication campaign for HOPE and looks forward to utilizing her creativity in these efforts.

She and her husband Todd, are college sweethearts and enjoy spending time outdoors, hosting family & friends, and discovering the talent of a great new musician.  

John Ahern

Minister of Music

We excitedly welcome John Ahern to HOPE as our new Minister of Music! We look forward to his musical leadership ~ enhancing the congregation in song.

John Ahern is a PhD candidate at Princeton University studying Medieval music history. He has been playing piano since he was 4 and pipe organ since he was 12. He and his wife Medora and their son Ransom moved to Princeton, New Jersey from Idaho.

Besides music, John enjoys hiking, reading, baking, and programming. His wife Medora is an experienced software account manager and an amazing flower arranger. 

Wayne & Diane Kless


Diane & Wayne are two of our long time HOPE congregants.  They have been involved in multiple ministries over the years, continue to play integral roles at the church, and work hard to keep our church clean and maintained.