Bobby Gaither | Lead Pastor


Bobby is the lead pastor at Hope Fellowship. He has been gloriously married since 2006, is the father of four radiant children, and owner of a rescued pit bull! He enjoys people, craft coffee, reading, and music. He’s an avid Portland Trailblazer fan. Above all, his heart sings when talking about the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Marcus Elmer | Director of Administration


Marcus serves at Hope as an elder and the Director of Administration, desiring to support and help organize the work of Christ’s church. He is married to his wonderful bride, Kahori, and has two grown daughters, Rachel and Rebecca. Marcus loves hiking, backpacking, road trips, national parks, home improvement projects, and reading.

Chantal South| Administrative Assistant


Chantal works part time in the office at Hope Fellowship. She spends the rest of her time working other jobs, enjoying time with her husband, and sitting at home with their two cats. Her favorite past times include music (playing it, writing it, recording it), board & video games, and being with family. 



Hope Fellowship is led by a plurality of Elders as defined in the books of 1 Timothy and Titus.

Including Bobby, Hope currently has 3 Elders:

Bobby Gaither, Reid Kisling, and Marcus Elmer