Meet our senior leaders

Steve & Joy Hogan are high school sweethearts that met and married while attending New Hope. Their passion is to raise up healthy disciples of Jesus who enjoy living life to the fullest! They come alive by seeing each member know their God given uniqueness to be successful in life and move forward the Kingdom of God on earth. They have four beautiful daughters: Marissa, Olivia, Alexa and Juliana.


Steve is a son of the church — he even remembers getting saved at 5 years old while attending! While actively leading New Hope, Steve is also active in the business community in Rochester and serves on various boards of educational, business and non profit organizations. He studied business, psychology, and music at Roberts Wesleyan College, with an MBA from St. John Fisher College. Steve enjoys coffee, eating out, spending quality time with friends and family, and playing piano. He is also an avid reader and loves traveling with Joy. 


Joy was raised as a pastor's kid and joined the New Hope family when her father came to pastor here from 1992-1997. Joy has a pastor's heart and is passionate about seeing people grow in understanding their identity in Christ. She loves to use her practical insight and prophetic gifting to foster healthy families, marriages, and relationships. She works closely with the Goldmine Children’s ministry team and enjoys being an active worship leader. Joy spends her days saving babies’ lives as a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, having served as a pediatric nurse for 15 years. She’s attended Roberts Wesleyan College for nursing and the University of Rochester for her certification. Joy enjoys caring for her family, spending time with friends, and dating her best friend Steve.

our leadership team

  • Ralph & wanda vanauken

    family life pastors

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  • Jennifer Della Rocco

    Worship ministry director

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  • Ben valence

    Youth director

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  • Beth Bolles

    Media director

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  • WAyne Cavuoto

    pastoral care & connections

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  • Mark & Charlene DeCory

    Pastoral care

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  • Dan & sheryl hazekamp

    Pastoral care

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  • Erin Hosmer

    Administrator

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