Craig Schwarzkopf

I was born and raised in Adel, IA. I attended ADM High School and went on to Creighton University where I earned a Finance degree. I spent the majority of my youth working alongside my parents at their Ben Franklin store. After graduating, I moved to Georgia where I eventually met my wife Heather. In 1995 I returned to Iowa and Heather and I were married the following year. In 2002 we decide to venture down south again and found a home in Fort Mill, SC for 12 years. Five years ago we returned to Adel and have been attending New Hope ever since. I have worked for Wells Fargo for 21 years and have my office at the local Adel branch. My service to New Hope has been primarily focused on the tech areas of the church and have managed the tech team for the last few years. I am excited about the new opportunities at New Hope as we expand our outreach to our community and the world as disciples of Christ.


Things I’m Thankful For:

Heather my wife and my sons Noah 21, Eli 20 and Ian 15. Additionally our pets Dana, Mulder and June. God’s overwhelming blessings in our lives and his daily presence in my life to guide me.


I Enjoy:

Walking our dogs with my wife, riding my bike, playing racquetball and golf, going to a good movie and seeing my sons come home from college.


Favorite Movies/TV:

Big Fish, Sound of Music, Rogue 1 and any Masterpiece Theater type shows.


Favorite Music Groups/CDs:

Hillsong United, Jesus Culture and 70s/80s music.


I Hope To Someday:

Take a family train tour across the Northern Territory


Some Favorite Books Read:

Most of the Dan Brown series and The Shack


Favorite Verses:

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2