Restoring Hope

Counseling & Care Founded on & Grounded in the Gospel

Every single person has gone through or will go through different challenges, times of grief, struggles, and transitions in life. We are not meant to walk through these things alone. As a church we care deeply about you and want to walk alongside you through the different seasons and experiences of life. One of the ways we do that is through our counelsing/care ministry Restoring Hope. This ministry offers resources and support founded on and grounded in the gospel. Through God’s power and practical steps, we want to help you see more of Jesus and find wholeness in him.

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

—Romans 15:13

Resources & Support

Biblical Counseling

Often it is helpful to have someone outside of your situation/struggle listen & offer biblical truth. Whether it is meeting a single time or consistently, we have care counselors available to support you. Our care counselors are carefully selected and trained to provide care for the people of Hope Community.

If you would like to learn more or set up an appointment, contact our coordinator, Kim at We look forward to meeting you!

Men’s Accountability

Week meeting of men joining together in accountability for sexual healing and freedom in Christ. This group provides a sage space to confess sin, support, and encourage other men, and earnestly pray against temptation and towards repentance.

This is not a substitute for Gospel community or counseling, nor a behavior-modification program, it is a Gospel-centered group purposed to continue in the fight for freedom by the Spirit.

This group meets every Friday morning from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. For more information, please contact Kurt at

Marriage Preparation & Enrichment

We offer a two-fold approach to preparing couples for marriage. This is required for couples being married by a Hope pastor and available to all couples at Hope.

Premarital Counseling

We offer counseling with a staff person or trained volunteer. This includes the prepare enrich assessment.

Premarital/Newlywed Class

This is a six week class that covers topics like God’s view of marriage, creating your new family, communication, conflict, finances, spiritual oneness, sex, and affair-proofing your marriage. This is available for engaged and recently married couples.

Marriage Pods

The purpose is to encourage and challenge your marriage as you grow in your relationship with God and your spouse. This will be a monthly meeting (virtual as needed) with a group that consists of a lead couple and three additional mentee couples. It’s an opportunity to grow your marriage as you talk about married life with others!

Marriage Counseling

Whether you are hitting a rough sport to talk through with someone, or if your marriage is falling apart and need mentoring. We are here for you.

Email for details on marriage preparation and enrichment opportunities.

Staff & Leadership

Carol Oawster

Carol Oawster

Director of Restoring Hope

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson

Restoring Hope Coordinator

Stan Oawster

Stan Oawster


Kurt Larson

Kurt Larson