Pastor Jared Van Noord
Jared grew up in a ministry family and is grateful for God’s grace through faith in his own life from a young age. He married his wife, Kristen at Hope College and they were married as he headed to seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Since then, they have been blessed to welcome 12 children into the world. In 2018 they moved from the Traverse City area in Michigan to Green Bay when Jared entered the OPC and accepted a call to New Hope. He has previously served churches in Michigan and Illinois as well as serving as a chaplain in Christian mental health.
He enjoys doing just about anything with the family, listening to a good story, or a bit of history. If coffee’s involved, even better! He can also be found rooting for just about any Michigan sports team.
The son of a pastor, eldest of four children, born and raised primarily in the Midwest, Pastor Jim Ferguson has served churches in through Christian Service Brigade and pastoring in South Carolina. He has been married to Laurel since 1974, and together they have three children, two of them adopted from Korea (but they can’t remember which two). He retired from full-time ministry at New Hope at the end of 2022, but he is still active here.
Favorite pastime or hobby: Reading espionage novels, solving puzzles (Crypto-Grams or Crypto-Quotes) and watching sports on TV.