Lead Team

Loving. Learning. Leading.


The Lead Team is the highest team of lay-leadership at Community of Hope.  It is a representational group of people who leads, discerns, and decides. We are seeking God’s will over what is best for Community of Hope, not just our own preferences.  The decisions of the Lead Team will always line up around the COH mission, the COH vision, the COH strategy and statements. The Lead Team meets once a month.

The work of the Lead Team primarily consists of the following things:

  1. Denominational Responsibilities
  2. Protecting the mission, vision, strategy and statements of Community of Hope
  3. Providing the accountability for appointed clergy
  4. Removing growth barriers
  5. Creating growth engines
  6. Discern God’s direction for our church

The Lead Team currently consists of

  • Dr. E. Dale Locke | Lead Pastor
  • Rev. Trevor Johnston | Associate Pastor
  • Jim Feyas | Lead Team Chair
  • John Andrews
  • Julie Classen
  • Art Kite
  • Todd Krajewski
  • Kenny Steckly
  • Kyle Weaver
  • Grant Wilson

Apply to join the Lead Team

Applications currently closed.

Thank you for your interest and your desire to become a member of the Lead Team at Community of Hope. It is important at Community of Hope for our leaders to support and live out the specific priorities of our fellowship. Leaders are a model to others and as such are responsible to make a special effort to pursue the goals for which all Christ followers are called to live, as well as the goals which our fellowship holds up as priorities.

Prayerfully, please complete all questions on the following application form, answering each question honestly before the Lord. Before completing the application, please take time to read: 1 Timothy 3:1-3, Titus 1:6-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-10, where the bible outlines qualifications for church leaders.