Our team at New Hope Church is made up of everyone who calls this their home. Below are some key people who together work to make this our home. We are thankful for their dedication, love, and caring ways.

Pastor Dan Olson

Dan and Kristen have lived in the Chicagoland area and Long Island. They have a son, Gordon, and a daughter, Katherine. He serves as chaplain for the New Hyde Park Fire Department and enjoys hanging out with friends, shooting, reading all kinds of books, and sniffing out good restaurants.

Read more about Pastor Dan here.

Philip Alba

Phil Alba and his wife Marianne

Karen Muntzenberger

Director of Children's Ministries

Karen Muntzenberger has been involved in children’s ministry ever since she was in it as a kid! She has always had a passion to see children develop a life long relationship with Jesus and has worked in many capacities to help achieve that goal.

Karen came to New Hope in 2015 to serve as Children’s Ministry Director. Before then she had always had a love and vested interest in New Hope as she has been friends with the Olson family since her oldest daughter was 6 months old at MOPS. She would help get their VBS programs started and VBS continues to be a passion for her as we have seen the program grow from 20- over 70 kids last year. She is so happy that she and her family have joined New Hope and truly feel like they have found a spiritual family here.

Karen has a BA in Early Childhood Education, an MS in Elementary Environmental Science and a Professional Certificate in School Administration and Supervision. She is currently also working as a PreK teacher in the NYC school system and is a trainer for Group Publishing.

Karen is married to Mike and they have 3 children, Kelly (17), Megan (14) and Matthew (11). When not volunteering at the church, the Muntzenbergers like to go on vacation, especially to Disney. You may also find her snuggling her 3 dogs Blaze, Cody and Duncan, or playing games with her kids.

We hope to meet you soon and tell you more about us and what it means to be part of the New Hope family.


New Hope’s Board consists of…

Praise Team

Our Praise Team