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.

Billy McGlaughon

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Mike Nesser

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John Wilkins

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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).