Jon Pelz, Lead Pastor
Pastor Jon is a newcomer to Living Hope Missionary Church as of June 2022. My family knows what it is like to take that first step into a new season of life God is calling you too. My hope and prayer is that you will find this local church family a place where you can meet God, gather together, grow closer to the Lord, and go/reach the world for Jesus. We want to go on the journey of life together to make your relationship with Jesus the best that it can be.
Pastor Jon grew up listening to sermons in the church where his father was a youth minister and he accepted Christ at an early age. Pastor Jon felt his call to ministry in high school. Despite his desire to leave Indiana, God had other plans. He ended up at Huntington University where his passion to show the love of Christ and the truth of who God is began to grow. For Pastor Jon, this translated to youth ministry, first as the Campus Director for Youth for Christ, then as the Youth Director at New Covenant Worship Center. For the last few years God has been working in my life to become a leader of men and women in the areas of discipleship and pastoring. To fulfill God’s further calling I am continuing to prepare myself by completing a Master of Theology degree at Redemption Seminary.
Pastor Jon enjoys being with his family, being social, coaching basketball, going golfing, and understanding the Bible.
Tarna Felger, Worship Leader (Interim)
As the Worship Leader for Living Hope, Tarna oversees all our praise and worship music. She has a love for all kinds of music and plays 8 different instruments (voice included). Tarna discovered her giftedness in music at the age of 4 when playing the piano. She is currently a student at Purdue University Fort Wayne majoring in Popular Music with a concentration in Recording/Production. She has participated with our worship team since 2018. Tarna would love to hear from you if you would like to participate with the music team, perform drama, or share in other worship arts.
Robin supports the administrative functions for the church. She has filled her current role since October 2014. She spends most of her time raising and supporting her two children. Prior to dedicating 100% of her time to raising her children, Robin worked in insurance billing & coding for a local radiology group. Our office hours are flexible with much of the work being completed remotely. Simply send an email and Robin will ensure your needs are addressed.