Living Hope's mission is to help people establish a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. 
We believe God designed our hearts to instinctively crave community, and that all of us were  created with the longing for, and capacity to know God. 


  • John Marra | Lead Pastor

    John is the founding and lead pastor for Living Hope Church. He's married to Pam, and they have three children Andrew (married to Shana), Abbey, and Alex. John and Pam also became first-time grandparents to Axel in 2020.  John's passion is seeing people connect with God and live out his purpose for their lives. In his spare time he loves to do anything and everything with his family, catch big fish, hit a tennis ball, read news magazines, and explore small-town America. 

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  • Asher George | Associate Pastor

    Oversees:  Discipleship & Equipping

    Asher grew up in southern Missouri before moving to Olathe in 2013. Some of his many loves include biking, skiing, KC BBQ, Top Golf, disc golf, and ice cream. He has a lovable golden retriever girl named Indie who loves to go on walks. Asher is passionate about building community, creating leaders, and seeing others come into a relationship with Jesus. 

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  • Cooper Milford | Associate Pastor

    Oversees:  Families with Youth | BRIDGES

    Cooper is from Oklahoma City and attended Southern Nazarene University. He loves all sports: "I am not good at all of them, but I sure do love playing them".  He is passionate about helping students nurture a fired-up relationship with our heavenly father. Cooper and his wife, Angie, were recently married in September. 

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  • DeAnna Murguia | Interim Worship Leader

    DeAnna and her family began attending LHC in 2016.  She has a desire to lead others to deeper relationship with Christ through studying God’s word and mentoring. DeAnna has been married to Tim for 33 years and they have 3 kids: Carey (married to Neelan) AJ (married to Leah) & Hayley (a junior at Anderson University). They became first time grandparents in 2020 with a second grandbaby who arrived in 2021.  In her spare time, she loves gardening, singing/writing music, drinking coffee, watching football, and cooking.

  • Lynn Medina | Administrative Assistant

    Lynn joined the LHC staff in May of 2015. She enjoys providing administrative support to the pastoral staff, and loves to see people come to know God in a real and personal way in their lives. Lynn grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas and graduated from PSU where she met her husband, Andy. Lynn loves to spend time with her family and watch her two children play tennis.

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    We have an amazing team of directors who leads our children ministry with creativity, excellence, and love! 

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  • Dani Cloud

    Nursery Director

    Dani is the Nursery Director and a stay-at-home mama to four kiddos.  She longs to create a place where parents can drop off their littles knowing that they are safe AND loved.  It's never too early to start planting the seeds of God's love. 

  • Tanya Wilkinson

    Early Childhood Director

    Tanya is the Early Childhood Director and has served in this capacity for several years.  She is a retired Kindergarten teacher with 30 years of classroom experience.  Tanya loves being involved with the children as we share Jesus with them each week.  

  • Amanda Collins

    Elementary Director

    Amanda is the Elementary Director.  She has taught everything from Preschool to 8th grade. She is a mom to 4 wonderful children. Amanda considers serving as the Elementary Director a privilege and loves being able to share Jesus with the kiddos every Sunday.

  • Tiffany Solum

    special Needs Director

    Tiffany Solum is the Special Needs Director for Hope Kids.  She is married to Ben and they have a daughter, Tori.  As a special needs parent, she has a passion for making children’s ministry accessible for every kid!


we are a Church of the Nazarene and we believe:


We believe in one eternally existent, infinite God, Sovereign Creator and Sustainer of the universe; that He only is God, holy in nature, attributes, and purpose. The God who is holy love and light is Triune in essential being, revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.



We believe in Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead; that He was eternally one with the Father; that He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that He truly arose from the dead and took again His body, together with all things appertaining to the perfection of man’s nature, wherewith He ascended into heaven and is there engaged in intercession for us.



We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Triune Godhead, that He is ever present and efficiently active in and with the Church of Christ, convincing the world of sin, regenerating those who repent and believe, sanctifying believers, and guiding into all truth as it is in Jesus



We believe in the plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, by which we understand the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, given by divine inspiration, inerrantly revealing the will of God concerning us in all things necessary to our salvation, so that whatever is not contained therein is not to be enjoined as an article of faith.



We believe that Christian baptism, commanded by our Lord, is a sacrament signifying acceptance of the benefits of the atonement of Jesus Christ, to be administered to believers and declarative of their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and full purpose of obedience in holiness and righteousness. 



We believe in the Church, the community that confesses Jesus Christ as Lord, the covenant people of God made new in Christ, the Body of Christ called together by the Holy Spirit through the Word. God calls the Church to express its life in the unity and fellowship of the Spirit; in worship through the preaching of the Word, observance of the sacraments, and ministry in His name; by obedience to Christ, holy living, and mutual accountability.



Living Hope began as a pursuit to connect with the people of our community in a way that led to God-honoring relationships. As a church plant in 1997, the leadership felt God calling us to unique opportunities to build relationships, foster community, and ultimately honor God. 

This pursuit has included meeting in schools for powerful times of worship and teaching, sharing life together in each other’s homes studying scripture and learning to follow Christ, and welcoming our neighbors to our “home” for recreational sports and community events.

God has continued to opened new doors for us to build relationships with our neighbors. In May 2013 we opened a brand new worship and community center for the purpose of pursuing connection on an even greater level.


We believe that Jesus changes lives. 

Because of that, we exist to introduce people everywhere to Jesus, our Living Hope, that they may: 

(H)onor God through worship

(O)ffer love and support to each other

(P)attern their lives after His Word, and

(E)ngage in sacrificial service


We'd love to have you join us this Sunday. To check out more about what to expect on a Sunday morning click here