At Restoration Hope Church we believe in the importance of a plurality of elders. As a church plant, we haven’t reached that phase of church development, but in the future we hope to have a team of elders from within Restoration Hope Church.
In the meantime, we have an advisory team who has agreed to serve as coaches and accountability for Pastor Josh and RHC. We are thankful for these men and their willingness to help lead RHC during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, contact RHC and we can get you in touch with them.
Chris Wachter: Chris Wachter is the Lead Pastor at Hiawatha Church in Minneapolis. Chris was born and raised right here in the gopher state! He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in graphic design and worked as a production artist for two years before going to Bethel Seminary to earn his Master of Divinity. He is married to Aletha and they have three kids: Jane, Emmett, and Helen. Chris enjoys gardening, playing lawn games, LOTR, writing, visiting museums, and taking walks with his wife. One thing he loves about his job is just getting to hear peoples’ stories, so let him know if you’d like to grab coffee sometime!
Steve Treichler: Steve is the founding and Senior Pastor of Hope Community Church. Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, he came to the Twin Cities to go to the University of Minnesota. While astudent at the U of M, Jesus Christ changed his life! After being involved with campus ministry as a student and then 5 years as a staff person, Steve decided to go into pastoral ministry/church planting and was the founding pastor of Hope Community Church in 1996. He is married to Carole, and has three children, David (and wife Brittany and two grandchildren), Jonathan, and Calvin (married to Kennedy). He also is the owner(?) of a mischievous dog, Dakota, the Wonder Beagle! At Hope, he spends most of his time teaching, helping new churches get started, mentoring, and coaching the three Lead Pastors of Hope’s three locations. In his free time he enjoys playing cribbage with Carole, flyfishing, duck hunting, remodeling/woodworking, brewing fantastic beer, and hanging out with friends with a quality cigar.
Bob Thune: Bob Thune is founding and lead pastor of Coram Deo Church in Omaha, Nebraska, and a fellow of the Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics. He is the author of Gospel Eldership, the co-author of The Gospel-Centered Life and The Gospel-Centered Community, and the creator of the Daily Liturgy Podcast. In addition to his work as a pastor and writer, he helps to lead a classical Christian school, coaches and trains church leaders, and serves on the Council of The Gospel Coalition.
Tyler St. Clair– Tyler St. Clair is the lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church Detroit. He is a regular contributor to the Acts 29 blog. Tyler is also the US Network Lead for Church in Hard Places and Urban Strategist with Acts 29 Urban. He also acts as a liaison between Acts 29 and Grimke Seminary Urban. Tyler is married to his best friend and has 5 amazing kids.