Tim-JoTim Bubna

Senior Pastor

Pastor Tim Bubna began his ministry at Hope Church in April 2015. Tim and his wife JoLee feel privileged to lead the congregation in this new phase, and are excited to see what the Lord has in store for us as a church.

Tim was raised in Brooklyn Center, the son of a CMA pastor. JoLee was raised on a farm in Dows, IA, and attended the Blairsburg CMA church.   Both went on to study at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN. There they felt the Lord’s leading in their lives regarding ministry. They married after graduation in 1979, and later studied at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY.

Following their graduate studies, they pastored in two CMA churches in Michigan, first in Saginaw and later in Vassar. Their family grew during those years as they welcomed sons Daniel, Eric and Joel.

The family departed for Brazil, South America in 1986, where they worked with the Alliance mission team in church planting, teaching and coaching young national pastors and wives, and giving oversight to our staff.

CMA leadership decided that the task of establishing a national church was sufficiently accomplished, and so our team transitioned out of their work in Brazil, and the Bubnas terminated their work with the mission in 2014.

Pastor Tim is passionate about preaching the Word, working with leaders to dream about what God has for our future as a church, seeing our members grow in their faith, and discerning how Hope Church can make Kingdom impact in our community and around the world. Tim loves to read, golf, bike, play tennis, and watch sports. JoLee gives her time to discipling women and supporting Tim in the ministry; she likes crafts, entertaining in their home, and spending time with family. Tim and JoLee are excited to be near family, as their married sons and grandchildren all reside in Minnesota.


Linda Hardies

Linda Hardies

Ministry Assistant

Linda has served as the Ministry Assistant for Hope Church since 2014, meeting the church’s administrative, communication and various ministry support needs. Linda and her husband Paul have attended Hope Church since 1992 (except for the 2 years that they lived in Arizona). Having both grown up on farms, Paul and Linda love to explore the countryside and small town America. Linda enjoys reading and writing poetry, and is excited about all that God is doing at Hope Church!


Elder Team

Pastor Tim Bubna, Ron Burke, Bill Fish, Bob Lane, Dave Lloyd & Ricky Weston

The Elder Team of Hope Church has the joy and privilege of servant-leading the entire ministry of Hope Church. This team, through administrative oversight, Biblical teaching and above all a passionate prayer life, seeks to help gently guide Hope Church in what it means to follow Jesus together.

A group of imperfect men saved by a perfect God, the Elder Team at Hope Church is selected through a prayerful, congregational decision making process designed to submit to the authority of God’s Word regarding the selection of elders and strengthen the overall leadership of Hope Church. Supported by our amazing wives, JoLee Bubna, Anita Burke, Carole Fish, Marge Lane, Sue Lloyd and Liz Weston, the Elder Team of Hope Church is on mission to help foster an environment of Biblical community so that we can all follow Jesus together.

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