Jonathan Almanzar

Lead Pastor

Jonathan & Shannon Almanzar moved to Hopesprings in the fall of 2013 from Southern Colorado with their two teenagers, Jacob and Hannah. As a family they enjoy sports, music, movies, games and rehabbing old houses. Jonathan has written six books, three of which he likes. You can find some of them here. Shannon is an artist who loves color, layers and repurposing. You can see her art here.

Dave Brink

Pastor of Community Life

Dave was born in NJ and has been a resident of the Slate Belt since 2007. He bumped into the amazing girl next door and has been married to Audra since 2009. He has a degree in Network Engineering and Data Communications from The Chubb Institute.


To make money he works as a full time IT geek at Phoenix Insurance Group and part-time as an online entrepreneur. He has been involved in student ministry since 2006 and loves serving GOD, playing video games, hiking and discussing life. Last but not least Dave and Audra are lovers of geek culture and enjoy attending epic events like New York Comic Con... You should too!

Karl Stopfer

Worship Leader

Pam Stopfer

Admin & Design

Pam grew up in Mt Bethel, PA & Karl grew up in Bangor, PA not far from one another, yet they were from two totally different worlds.  She was a farm girl and he was a town kid.  They met in middle school, began dating in high school, and married after graduating from college.  They have been married for 28 years and have 4 amazing kids, Kameron, Kaity, Kassi, and Kristen. Often times you will find them hiking, playing board games, or going to the beach together. Life is always an adventure!


Karl went to college for Music and enjoys leading the worship team on Sunday mornings.  If you enjoy talking about music theory, he's your guy.  On a daily basis you can find him with his guitar in hand learning new music, practicing scales, and refining his craft.  Karl lives by the quote, "A day without learning is a day wasted." 

Pam enjoys photography, graphic design, and basically anything creative that gets her juices flowing.  She is passionate about God and seeing people connect with Him.  Her favorite thing about Hopesprings is that it's a place for everyone.

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