Gabe Parker
Worship Team Leader

​I grew up in Mount Vernon, Iowa and graduated from Lisbon High School in Lisbon, Iowa. Growing up I attended Lisbon United Methodist church where I came to know Christ as my Lord and Savior. I attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. More important than my degree, during this time I learned more deeply the value of Christian community and began to more fully find my identity in Christ. Shortly after graduating college I met my now wife, Jill. Jill’s experiences in teaching led me to pursue a degree in education. In May of 2013 I graduated from Drake University with a Master of Arts in Teaching and now teach Computer Technology at ADM Middle School. Jill also teaches in the ADM school district and we have been blessed with a daughter and son. My family and I have attended New Hope since 2015 and have enjoyed growing with the church. Involvement in life groups, Bible studies and Sunday morning worship has helped us to create strong connections and has also afforded us opportunities to serve both inside and outside of the church walls. 


Things I’m Thankful For

A beautiful and growing family. The joy I find at home is overwhelming. Also, a supportive and passionate group of co-workers at ADM Middle School.


I Enjoy

Working and building. While relatively unskilled, the idea of creating something new or bettering something pre-existing is super fulfilling. Walks with my wife and daughter are high up on the list also.


Favorite Movies/TV

A River Runs Through It, Star Wars, Stranger Things


Favorite Music Groups/CDs

Iron and Wine, Josh Garrels, Shane and Shane, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Rush

Some Favorite Books Read

Desiring God by John Piper, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Bridge to Terabithia, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Favorite Verses

Galatians 5, specifically 5:1 - “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”​