David Van Pelt
David has been attending New Hope since 2011. He is a San Diego native, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Alliant University in 2012. In 2014, he received his Master of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands.
Prior to working in his current role as Administrative Pastor, his most recent work experience was as an Operations Manager in Food & Nutrition Services at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Prior to that, he spent his career working at Sea World San Diego in various leadership positions in Food Services, and at Aquatica San Diego as the Revenue Manager.
David is passionate about leading people towards Christ, and leading teams towards achieving the goals of their organization through managing the day-to-day operation to help drive those goals.
David attends New Hope with his wife Melissa, who currently works at Paradise Valley Hospital as a social worker. They have served alongside each other since they started attending New Hope, presently as co-leaders of the 20’s and 30’s small group.
David and Melissa enjoy exercising together, spending time with family and friends, San Diego Padres games, Disneyland, and traveling.