Executive Director | Ministry Strategy
Executive Director | Creative Ministries
Ministry has been in Don’s story since the beginning. His father was a pastor of a church plant in New York, and his mother grew up in another plant from the same organization. Don never intended to be in full-time ministry, but God had other plans for him. After spending 18 years in three large churches, he shifted his focus to the Macro Church by working on the leadership team of a church planting organization called Exponential. He has worked with them for the last five years. Don has a vision to help creatively communicate and illustrate what’s next for the Church. He is driven by the goal of finding unique ways of making the story of God attractive to those who aren’t likely to darken the doors of a typical church. Hope thrives off of the same vision. Don and his wife, Jenna, have been married since 1996 and have three boys – Brayden, Ian, and Gavin.
Executive Director | Finance & Operations
Executive Director | Human Resources
Executive Director | Multisite & Campus Life
Not growing up in church, the last place Jamie thought life would lead him was into ministry. Prior to working in churches, Jamie spent 10 years in business development and expedited logistics.
Before joining Hope’s staff in 2018, he served as a creative arts director, adult ministries, and Executive Pastor at a church in Durham. He studied theology at Liberty University and enjoys equipping leaders for ministry and marketplace impact.
A Durham native, Jamie and his wife Lauren now reside in Holly Springs with their three sons, Mason, Jaxon and Finn.
Executive Strategic Partnerships
Gary grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio where, in 1980, he surrendered his life to Christ. Not long after that, he felt a strong desire to serve Christ in a full-time capacity. Gary pursued his education and, in that time, met his bride, Martha, who is a RN. Gary has served in areas of vision, discipleship and leadership development, as well as being a senior pastor in churches in the Chicagoland area. The Vet’s moved to NC in 2006 to plant a church in NW Cary. In 2009 that church plant and Hope began conversations about merging. During those conversations, Gary officially came on staff with Hope. Gary and Martha are blessed with two sons, a daughter-in-law and a grandson.
Ministry Lead Team
Teaching Pastor +
Raleigh Campus Pastor
Apex Campus Pastor
Morrisville Campus Pastor
Garner Campus Pastor
Ministry Operations Director
Family Ministry Director
Adult Ministry Director
The process can begin by someone expressing interest in entering the elder process or the elders may invite some men into the process. Screening includes a training class, reading, personal interview with senior pastor, an application, and approval by the elders. The final step is a confirmation vote by the members. The entire process is handled slowly and with prayer.
Elder is the highest biblical office given to the church to exercise oversight and shepherding (1 Peter 5:1-2) of the local body. Elders lead and govern the local church by teaching biblical truth, modeling Christ-like behavior, maintaining doctrinal purity, disciplining members, overseeing finances and praying for the sick.