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Say hello to the leadership team at Hope Church

Meet Our Leadership Team

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Paul Rohling - Lead Pastor

Paul Rohling is Lead Pastor of Hope Church. He and his wife, Erin, founded Hope in January of 2011. They absolutely love Marlette and have a strong passion to see Gods purposes fulfilled in their town and the surrounding cities. He desires to awaken the God Sized potential that is in all believers who desire to live sold out lives for Christ.


Before being called to pastoral ministry, Pastor Paul served with ministries such as Teen Ranch, Promise Village and served New Life Clinics for many years as Regional Director and oversaw the Mid-West U.S. operations running several counseling and day treatment programs. 


One of Pastor Paul’s passions is playing guitar. He recorded a live CD with Sprig records and was a featured artist at the Creation Festival back in 2010. He believes anointed music is a vital part of the worship experience. 

Pastor Paul is an Ordained Minister and has a Bachelors Degree from Rochester College. He and his wife Erin reside in Marlette with their four children Amanda and her husband Frank, Elizabeth, Joseph and Abigail.



Erin Rohling - Associate Pastor

Erin Rohling is co/founder and Associate Pastor at Hope Church. She has been alongside her husband Paul each step of the way as God called them to plant Hope.


You will find Erin being a mom to her four kids, leading the worship team each Sunday, teaming up with her husband as they meet with couples for counseling, mentoring and encouraging other women, hosting her podcast "Diving Into Deep Waters," and being a jack of all trades in the church.

Matt Corlew - Associate Pastor

Matt Corlew has a passion for teaching and leading people into a deeper understanding of God’s word. Matt has been teaching and leading Bible studies for 25 years and his love for God’s word has grown exponentially. 

 

Before being called to serve at Hope, Matt served with such ministries as AWANA, Anchor Point Christian Camp, Teen Ranch and various churches throughout Michigan.

 

Matt received his schooling through Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music, Flint Bible Institute and Liberty University. Matt and DeeDee live in Marlette with their three children; Karrie and her husband Tim, Joshua and Allyssa.


DeeDee Corlew - Childrens' Pastor

DeeDee Corlew is the Children’s Pastor here at Hope. She has been serving at Hope since its foundation in January 2011. She has a passion to see children not only know about God but have a personal relationship with Him. DeeDee has been working in children’s and youth ministry for over 30 years in various ministries and local churches.


DeeDee has had the opportunity to be a keynote speaker and workshop leader at multiple conferences across the globe. DeeDee resides here in Marlette with her husband Matt. They have three children, Karrie and her husband Tim, Joshua and Allyssa.

Karrie Mitchell - Youth Director

Karrie Mitchell is the Youth Director at Hope. She has grown up serving along side her parents in Children’s ministry. She has been the Nursery Coordinator for the past seven years and is going into her second year of leading Youth. Karrie resides in Croswell with her husband Tim.

Kerra Hazzard - Creative Director

Kerra Hazzard started serving in 2021 as the Creative Director at Hope Church. She has a passion to see people use their creativity and gifts to glorify God in whatever field of work they are in. Kerra resides in Sandusky, with her husband Brian and daughter Kinleigh.