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We are currently looking for a Senior Pastor. If you know of a Pastor who wants to live in the heart of the Sandhills, please have them contact us at

Pastor Kurt and his family are being called to join RHMA ministry in Morton, IL.

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Our Elders

Rob Parkhurst, Marty Blocker & John Ravenscroft 

To be an Elder is to be given wisdom from life's journey and faith in Jesus Christ. Through trials and tribulations, joys and contentment, you are using the wisdom God gave you along the way to help lead people of the church towards his grace and guidelines for us. Wisdom is a gift and you are God's tool.


John Ravenscroft

I am a life-long Cherry County rancher.  I graduated from Valentine High School.  After graduating, I served two years in the United States Army being a Vietnam Veteran. My civic obligations have been serving on various organization boards and serving as a Cherry County Commissioner.  My wife, Cheryl, and I have three sons and ten grandchildren. We live on our family ranch south of Nenzel, NE. I have grown as a Christian attending and serving as an Elder of the Sandhills Church of Hope where the Gospel is presented. 


Marty Blocker

I gave my life to Jesus over 40 years ago and did a 180 degree turn! I have always been a cowboy and love to work to share God's word. I believe that it is our duty and honor to press on & live for HIM. I have recently retired and enjoy being able to help with Kid's Club on Wednesday afternoons after school. I am blessed to be part of the lay ministry of our church as well.


Robert Parkhurst

I am a lifelong resident and rancher of the Sandhills of Nebraska. I gave my life to Christ as a result of a retreat I attended in my 40s. I have served on the elder board for many years and currently lead an Every Man a Warrior Group in my community. I have a wonderful life with my wife of 38 years. We have two children and six grandchildren. I believe Sandhills Church of Hope strives to show Christ’s love to the community.

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