Nate started serving as pastor to Hope Reformed Church in 2017. The Parkersburg community is familiar to him as he grew up on a farm just 10 miles from here. Nate is a graduate of Northwestern College (Orange City, IA) and was ordained after attending Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. As a pastor, Nate stresses a reliance upon the grace of God and authentic expressions of faith. He believes there are great things God desires to do through smaller congregations and is pleased to play a role in that work. Being a good father to his two boys (Adrian - 11 and Jackson - 8) is Nate’s top priority and his greatest joy. But when he’s not investing in his boys or pastoring the church, he finds enjoyment in a variety of activities: good stories told through movies or music, playing card games, running and playing guitar. And on most Saturdays in the fall, you’ll probably find him watching college football.
Lacy began working for Hope Reformed Church in 2018 as the Administrative Assistant. Her role at Hope is very important to her and she does it to help her church family grow in their faith with the Lord. Before she began working at this position she stayed at home to take care of her daughter, Olivia, for 3.5 years. Lacy loves spending time with her husband, Travis, and Olivia. Her and Travis were married in 2013 and were blessed with Olivia in 2015. Lacy enjoys spending time with family and friends, going for walks or bike rides, going out to eat or to a movie, or simply spending time with them at home. She loves her church family and became a member at Hope in early 2016.
Jo grew up on a farm near Aurora, Iowa. After completing a secretarial course at Gate's Business College, she moved to Parkersburg and worked as a secretary and book keeper at a local law office. She recently retired from the same law office after working there for 49 years. Jo married her husband Stan (now deceased) in 1969. They had two children, Scott and Steve, and she is now blessed with two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren. Jo joined Hope Reformed Church in 1972, and was the secretary and treasurer for many years. She retired from her position as secretary to spend more time with family and be more involved with her grandchildren's activities. Her church family is very important to her, and she feels truly blessed to be a part of it.
Marian has been the custodian at Hope since 2000. She was born and raised in the Parkersburg area, having attended Country School through 8th grade and then graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1955. Marian owned and operated Marian's Cafe 14 for 27 years, opening each day at 4:00am. She enjoyed her job and made a lot of new friends. She is now retired and enjoys her custodian job and working in her flower garden.
Lois is our talented organist/pianist. She began playing in her early teens at the Reformed Church of Stout. Her musical lessons began in piano at the age of seven and continued with organ, flute and voice. She participated in band, small groups, choir, solos, and continued at Central College in choir along with voice. Lois has been active in the church as Sunday School Secretary/Treasurer, Bible School, Children and Jr. Choir, Sunday School Teacher, Education and Worship Committee, Deacon, Elder, Sewing ministry, Serving Groups, Choir, and Bible Study. After working for 30 years at the Wells Fargo Bank as a Business Associate, she retired. Bart and Lois have been married since 1969 and have three daughters, Shawna, Bobbi, and Jacqueline. They also have one grandson Jason.