Born and raised in Lewiston, ID, Pr. Eric went to school at Augustana College (South Dakota) and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (California) before taking his first call on September 1, 2007 at St. Paul Lutheran in Colville, WA. He joined Messiah New Hope in March of 2017. His passions include making bacon, sampling local brews, sending kids to camp (especially Luther Heights!), proclaiming the gospel through spoken word, teaching church history, and serving those in need.
Del Hubers Choir, Traditional Worship
A native of Pipestone, MN, Del Hubers received his Bachelors Degree in Vocal/Instrumental Music Education from Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA) and a Masters Degree in Music Education from Chicago Musical College/Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL). Del has been the organist/choir director for Messiah New Hope Lutheran since Nov. 2012. Del is currently the 5th grade band director in the Brandon Valley School District. He also serves as the Artistic Director for the Singing Boys of Sioux Falls, the artistic director of the El Riad Shrine Chanters Male Chorus and is Music Director/organist at Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) in Sioux Falls. Del and his husband, Kevin, have a son who attends Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls.
I am currently a Brandon resident (GO LYNX!) and I grew up in Sioux Falls. In 2001, I moved to Florida where I obtained my AS in Business Management/Office Administration. 2009 brought me back to the Sioux Falls area to be closer family. I joined Messiah New Hope in December of 2019. I have a wonderful husband, together we have 6 children (3 Boys and 3 Girls) and 4 grand babies (3 girls and 1 boy). I love to cook and bake, I enjoy crafting and being creative, camping and bonfires, and mostly spending time with my kids and grand babies!
Miranda Anderson Youth Director
Originally from Rosholt, SD, Miranda is currently attending the University of Sioux Falls where she is pursuing a major in elementary education. She joined Messiah New Hope in May 2017. She enjoys baking goodies, working with children of all ages, and making connections to people through Christ.
Bread Break Coordinator
We are thrilled to announce the addition of Wyatt Gatrost to the MNH Team! Wyatt has been hired to function as our first paid coordinator for our Bread Break ministry. Graduating from South Dakota State University this May, Wyatt hopes to pursue a career in mission and ministry and is excited to make MNH his first stop on that journey.
Wyatt Gatrost graduated from South Dakota State University in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He is originally from Center Point, IA and he grew up in a household that has been home to an astounding 14 dogs in his lifetime. He is passionate about pancakes, people, running, and Jesus. Wyatt dreams of someday planting churches in rural communities in third-world countries and building permanent sources of clean drinking water for communities that don’t have that.
Contemporary Worship Director
Coordinate and lead contemporary worship with a team of volunteer musicians and the pastor. Must play an instrument. Approximately 4-5 hours per week. Compensation is $125/week.
For more information and a full position description or to submit an application, please contact Pastor Eric Ohrtman at firstname.lastname@example.org.