Ruling Elders

Perry Bartelt

Perry-1Perry first came to know Jesus Christ at the age of 26, at the start of his third year of medical school and at the end of an eight year period of intense rebellion and soul-wandering.  God gripped Perry with great conviction of his sin and need.  Two weeks later, Perry was befriended by the pastor of our mother church, Redeemer Presbyterian in Winston-Salem.  He explained to Perry how Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was the answer to his needs and longings.  Since then, Perry has found a beautiful and deeply satisfying peace in his soul through Christ. Perry first became an elder at Redeemer, and was one of the founding members and elders here at New Hope in 1999.  He finds great satisfaction at seeing God’s faithfulness in the lives of others – especially seeing men experience rich healing and renewed faith.  He enjoys praying with others, and worship that allows him to forget himself and delight in the presence of God. Perry was born in Jenkintown, PA.  He enrolled at Davidson College in 1975, and after a one-year stint as a teacher in Kenya, completed his undergraduate studies in 1980.  Perry went on to study medicine at Wake Forest Medical School, finishing a residency in family medicine in 1987.  He has practiced ever since, both in emergency medicine and now as a family physician in Statesville.  He married his wife, Gloria, in 1986, and together they have raised four children: John Michael, Luke, Bryce and Grace.  Perry enjoys cycling, skiing, golf, and learning about healthy habits in diet, exercise, and spirituality.

Brad Carr

Brad_Carr-1Brad found new life in 1969, when he went from having no interest in Jesus to having a heart that was alive to Him.  Jesus met Brad in Wichita, KS, where he was born and raised.  He has travelled with Brad ever since, first to Kansas City, then Tulsa, OK, and on to Atlanta before settling in Winston-Salem in 1989. After arriving in Winston-Salem, Brad and his wife, Vicki became members at Redeemer Presbyterian, where he was elected and ordained as a Ruling Elder.  Brad left Redeemer to become part of the founding group at New Hope in 1999.  His passion is to see people changed by the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit.  Brad and Vicki have had ample opportunity to witness this power at work, especially through the ministry of small groups.  Having spent much of their adult life away from family, and having moved several times, Brad and Vicki have always felt the desire and need to be involved with and to host small group fellowships. Brad is an engineer and is the founder, owner and president of SonicAire, which manufactures and installs industrial fans.  He obtained his degree from Wichita State University, and was able to go and see the Shockers in the Final Four in Atlanta.  He was accompanied by the oldest of his three children, Josh.  His two daughters, Aubrey and Meredith live locally.  Brad and Vicki are the proud grandparents of seven: Avery, Camryn, Victoria, Bradley, Lyla, Nicholas, and Raleigh.  The Carrs live in Lewisville.

Paul-1Paul Horton

Paul came to New Hope at its beginning in 1999, having first been a member and an elder at our mother church, Redeemer Presbyterian in Winston-Salem.  Paul’s greatest joy in ministry now, as it has always been, is worshiping our Triune God in the company of His people. Paul was born in the Bronx and raised in New Rochelle, NY.  He attended SUNY Albany, then the University of Texas Medical Branch before completing residencies at Duke University and Emory University.  Paul currently works as an Emergency Physician at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center and is also the President of his physicians group, Forsyth Emergency Services, PA. Paul came to believe the good news about Jesus in 1989 through the ministry of Clemmons United Methodist Church.  He and his wife, Janet, have raised three children: Sarah, Matthew, and Anna.  They are the proud grandparents of James.  When not at work, worship or visiting his family, Paul enjoys sport and target shooting and working on old cars.  The Hortons live in Winston-Salem.

Brett Munn

Brett_Munn-1Brett came to New Hope as a founding member in 1999, and was elected as one of its first elders in 2002.  He served as New Hope’s worship leader from 1999 – 2013, volunteering his time, talents and voice nearly every Sunday.  Leading God’s people in worship and enabling them to lift their hearts up in joyful praise remains his greatest joy as an elder.  Brett is a retired optometrist who was born and raised in Jamestown, NC.  His early passion was basketball, which he played at Berry College in Rome, GA.  Brett completed his undergraduate degree at UNC Greensboro (BA, 1983) before attending the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Optometry (OD, 1987).  He came to believe in Jesus three years later at a small church in Yadkin County, near where he had opened his optometry practice.  Brett practiced in Yadkinville for many years before retiring in 2009. He and his wife, Laura, continue to live in Lewisville and are the proud parents of two adult daughters: Olivia and Abigail, and one adult son, Spencer.  They are also the happy grandparents of a beautiful girl named Layla.  Brett continues to develop his passion for music, playing regularly in a Blues / R&B band called Big Daddy Mojo.  You can often find his band at clubs and sports bars throughout Clemmons and Lewisville.

Jordan Newton

Jordan Newton and his family became members of New Hope in 2010, and he was elected and ordained as a Ruling Elder in 2015. He grew up in Reidsville, NC where he accepted Jesus at an early age. His passion for Christ seemed to blossom during his rich experiences in high school youth group and various mission trips, both domestic and international.

Following high school, he studied Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University. While attending NC State, he met his wife Meredith. They spent the first 5 years of marriage in the Raleigh area where their son Bradley and daughter Lyla were born. In 2010 they moved to Winston-Salem where Jordan accepted the role of VP of Engineering and Sales for Integrated Environmental Solutions (now SonicAire). After settling into the area, they were blessed with their second daughter, Raleigh.

The past few years have been a time of great spiritual growth for Jordan. Part of this growth includes a slow shift in the personal definition of what it means to be a Christian: living a kingdom focused life not because He said so, but because He loves me. A Marked Men for Christ weekend was very impactful for Jordan. Through this ministry, he’s been able to better experience the Father’s deep love and feel first hand the encouragement from other believers, “as iron sharpens iron.” Jordan has a passion for college students and cultivation of their faith during such a critical point in life.

Jordan spends his spare time working out, or doing anything outdoors including mountain biking, hunting, fishing, golf, or most any water sports activity.

Larry Young

_DSC1767Larry was elected and ordained as a Ruling Elder in 2015.  He was born in Portland, TN and was raised in a Christian family.  While in elementary school, Larry made his parents’ faith his own, and has been following Jesus ever since.  Over the years, Larry has grown from a “do good / be good” type of faith into one that has a much greater appreciation for both his own sinfulness and the incredible grace of Jesus.

Larry attended David Lipscomb College (BA), the University of Georgia (MA) and Harvard University (PhD).  He taught at the University of Mississippi before moving to Winston-Salem in 1980, where he taught Medical Psychology at Wake Forest School of Medicine for nineteen years.  He then moved on to provide community psychological services in Wilkes County, before accepting a position with Cornerstone Behavioral Medicine in High Point.  Larry is now retired and lives in Davie County with his wife, Sandy, who is a retired school librarian.  Together they raised two children (Abbie and Matt) and are now enjoying their granddaughter (Olivia).