Brad Kuster is the Elder at Hope Church. Along with his responsibilities at Hope Church, Brad also travels to various churches and meetings preaching a message of awakening and desiring to see people fulfill their God-given purpose. Brad’s passionate preaching and teaching calls God’s people to live prayer focused and purpose fueled lives. He currently lives near Elizabethtown, KY with his wife Sarah Beth, and their children Audrey, Myles, Josie, and Isaac.
Rick and Judy Skeeters have been involved at Hope Church from the very first meeting in Elizabethtown. With almost 35 years of marriage, 5 adult children and 12 grandchildren, Rick and Judy have a heart for young couples. They host a small group in their home mentoring couples. Rick is involved with the budget and finances at Hope Church. At most services you can find Judy behind the keyboard or flute helping to usher in the presence of God with the praise team. Both Judy and Rick have a strong desire and commitment to see Mission 120 fulfilled in Kentucky and the nation.
Jon and Carrie Redford have been married for 17 years and have two amazing children, Kelsey and Gabe. They burn for awakening and believe it only comes from a life lived Kingdom first. Hearing the beating of drums, Jon and his family followed that sound to Hope Church and are committed to the 120 Mission. They have been heavily involved in ministry for the past 7 years and are passionate about the Gospel. Whether they are sharing across a table or holding prayer in their home, their goal is always the same - free the captives.
Craig and Michelle Watson are Hardin County Natives. They grew up across the street from each other. They have been married since 2010 and have been involved with Hope Church since 2009. They are both Military Veterans. Craig is a full time college student and proud stay-at-home Dad. Michelle is a Public Affairs Specialist at Fort Knox. They live in Guston and have three beautiful daughters Alei, Charlie and Lucy. Along with a heart to encourage those around them, they are passionate about mentoring young adults, youth, and children. They have a deep desire to see families grow together in the Lord. They are involved in several ministry departments at Hope Church.
Lou & Tiffany Ramirez have served on various ministry staff and leadership teams for 14 years with their four children; Devon, Makayla, Sophia, and Gabriel along side them. In 2001 they began OPFOR (open platforms for outreach) to mentor, educate, and provide creative opportunities to students, children, and young adults with the purpose of evangelizing the next generation. They live in Elizabethtown, Kentucky where they stay passionate about being hands reached out to the lost, at-risk, and unchurched.
Ryan and Cheryl Shumate are Hardin county natives and have been married since 2011. They both participated in the first internship in 2010 and have served at Hope Church in a variety of roles since it began in 2008. Ryan is a real estate appraiser and is dedicated to stewarding the lampstand of prayer and revival. He is currently serving in the Sound/Media department at Hope Church. Cheryl is a member of the worship team where she burns to see revival & freedom birthed through worship. She is a stay-at-home mom to their two wonderful sons, Noah and Ezra.
Zebulen and Bethany Herrick have been married since 2014. Not natives to Hardin County, both Zeb and Bethany moved to Elizabethtown to be a part of Hope Church. The Herricks believe The Place is a pivotal hub to the state of Kentucky and a key part of the revival that is coming to America. Zeb has been involved with the worship team at Hope Church since he moved here in 2010. Now leaders over the music department, Zeb and Bethany have a heart to equip and develop worshipers who have a heart after God and a heart for people.