The Hope Team
Pastor | Eric Svoboda
Eric has been in full time ministry for over a decade in different places and with differing roles. Although he went to college to become a TV weatherman, his passion and pursuit has been to build up the local church and encourage people to follow Jesus. Eric started in ministry in 2008 as a youth pastor and after being ordained planted a church in Northern Minnesota for a little over 3 years. From church planter to lead pastor of Hope Church wasn't a straight line, but was full of humbling experiences and learning opportunities. Eric has been happily married to his wife, Jen for 15 years and they have two boys (13, 11) and one big dog. They love to be outdoors and to tackle all sorts of adventures together as a family. Eric enjoys basketball, golf, reading and taking walks with his family.
YOUTH PASTOR | ANDY MAYO
Andy was born and raised in Omaha, NE. He graduated from Grace University with a degree in youth ministry. Andy has worked part time in youth ministry for close to 7 years and the entirety of those years he has been serving at Hope Church. Andy has been married to his wife, Saidah, for 6 years and they have two energy filled boys (3, 5 months). Andy’s day job is working with a team of software engineers at a local brokerage firm. Andy loves all things sports, watching movies with his wife and kids, and spending time with his family and in-laws.
MUSIC DIRECTOR | PETE BUTTERMORE
Pete was born in North Platte, Nebraska. He lived most of his childhood in Wyoming and also lived a couple years in South Dakota before landing in Omaha in 1997. Pete has always been involved in music. He has traveled with an evangelist, been involved in several worship teams and been in a local rock band before starting at Hope in 2017. Pete has been married to his wife, Jacy, since 2010. They have 2 girls and 2 boys that keep them on their toes. Pete works full time as a truck driver. He enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.