Meet Our Staff!

Ryan Koch

Senior Pastor

Ryan is the Senior Pastor at Hopewell. He is married to Nicole and has three delightful kids, Hudson, Oliver and Caroline. While Ryan is from Auburn, and Nicole from Fort Wayne (Carroll), they met at Youth Group in Grabill, Indiana, and started dating while Ryan was in College at Taylor University Fort Wayne. Ryan likes to fish, read, play board games, video games and do jumping jacks with his kids.

Ryan and his family are grateful to be a part of Hopewell Church and they look forward with great expectation to what God will do in and through the Hopewell community, and they pray that at Hopewell, you find the grace of God, the new life found in Him, and real community centered on Jesus.

Fun Facts
  • Has one of the biggest Lego collections in Fort Wayne…not really, but it’s still pretty awesome.
  • Refuses to appreciate fashion for himself but acknowledges it in others.

Jadon Knapp

Associate Pastor

Jadon is the Youth and Worship Pastor at Hopewell. He and his wife Molly met at the Youth Group Ryan was leading, and they got married soon after coming to Hopewell. Jadon enjoys learning about people, playing games with friends, and making up words.

Fun Facts
  • As he discovered at 16, he has one super kidney.
  • Forgets his personal items at the church weekly.