Justin is the founding pastor of Hope City Church. In 2014, Justin and Trish felt God leading them to launch a movement of hope in the city of Indianapolis. At the time, Justin was on staff at a large church in Nashville, TN, and he and Trisha were nationally sought after speakers after writing their first book, Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn’t Good Enough. But the burden for Indy and the desire to move home overcame their heart and they stepped out in faith to start Hope City Church. Justin continues to be a leading voice in the area of marital health and is co-founder of RefineUs Ministries. He is also on the board of Multiply Indiana, a church planting network with the mission of planting churches in the state of Indiana.
Trisha Davis loves people. She loves seeing people thrive. She loves seeing others win. It is that love that compels her to speak with honesty and transparency and call others to an extraordinary life. Trisha is co-author of her first book, Beyond Ordinary: When a Good Marriage Just Isn’t Good Enough, teacher and co-founder of RefineUs Ministries and Hope City Church. She has a passion to share the hope of Christ through the local church.Trisha and her husband Justin live in Indianapolis with their three boys, Micah, Elijah and Isaiah.
Passionate about coffee and creating a welcoming space, Teresa has the all-important job of ensuring Hope City guests are well caffeinated and cared for. She and her husband, Matt, love to travel and spend as much time on the water as possible. Teresa is the owner of a marketing consulting company.
Matt is passionate about people and creating a warm, welcoming space at Hope City that makes every single person walking through our doors feel welcome is his first priority leading the First Impressions team. Matt and his wife, Teresa, love to travel and spend as much time on the water as possible. Matt is also the co-founder of an Indy-based real estate technology company.
Brad’s focus will be to build partnerships with mission organizations that create opportunities for Hope City to have a global impact. He has a passion to see the Church take ownership of global issues through mobilizing and encouraging individuals to their full potential. Brad is a husband, father, and works as a corporate trainer for a retailer.
Brian Hunteman is our Operations Coordinator. He helps our Sunday morning environment with safety and system. From the parking lot to Hope City Kids, you Brian champions our security and operations team at Hope City. A die hard Indiana Hoosiers and Chicago Cubs fan, Brian is a firm believer in the mantra “good things come to those who wait”.
Ryan Stroud is one of our high capacity volunteers that oversees our media ministry. He leads a group of volunteers that run our media on Sunday mornings, create presentations through out the week and think of creative ways to share God story of hope and grace. Ryan teaches third grade and enjoys time outdoors with his family.
Jeremy Zientek’s passion is helping others grow and be the best version of themselves. He is a firm believer that personal and spiritual growth occurs by opening your heart and being vulnerable in your relationships. He is charismatic leader that loves to be a part of ANY group and has never met a stranger. He is married to his wife Gretchen and is a proud parent of two daughters. As a former college athlete, Jeremy relates everything to sports. His motto for connection groups “it’s the preparation we do throughout the week during practice and at home that prepares for the game on the weekend.” “I truly believe the success of any church is not how many people are sitting in seats on Sunday, yet how many people are sitting around a circle during the week.” When Jeremy is not building authentic relationships at Hope City and growing our connection groups, he is building relationships with hospital leadership to save lives through organ, tissue, and eye donation for Indiana Donor Network.
Lori heads up our administrative team. She is in charge of keeping us organized and implementing the tools we use from an administration standpoint to help keep our various ministries running smoothly. She is passionate about facilitating others so that the each member of the Body can thrive in the roles God has given them. Lori spends her “spare” time chasing around two very cute little boys.