By April 21, 2017 6 Comments

Three things will last forever – faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is Hope – as in Hope Thomas.

Hope is the newest addition to the ministry staff at North Pointe – and we couldn’t be happier. She’s been a devoted volunteer in Anomaly Youth Ministry during her four years of study at Vanguard College. Most recently Hope was given responsibility for “Root 56” – our mid-week ministry for Grades 5 and 6 students.

Passionate Leadership

Guiding Grade 5 and 6’s can be like herding cats. Not with Hope.

She says, “I love Root 56 because Grade 5 & 6 kids are the VERY best! There is nothing like hanging out, playing crazy games, and sharing God’s love with them! It is also amazing to watch a team mostly made of high school students serving these kids and becoming leaders that follow after Christ!

I am definitely privileged to have the opportunity to be a part in seeing the incredible transformation that God does in the lives of the kids at Root 56!”

Who Is Hope?

You’ll hear Hope’s laughter long before you see her smile. And how about that smile?

Hope or Hopiee as her besties know her, spent her formative years in Calgary – the oldest of three daughters, with one younger brother in a pastor’s home.

Although she’s a bit misguided – she’s still a devoted fan of the Calgary Flames – she’s got a good head on her shoulders.

She’s a knowledgeable sports fan who can hold her own with the best of them.


There’s nothing that holds Hope back – she’ll travel thirty six hours to Vancouver from Edmonton with a friend just to see the Pacific Ocean.

You’ll probably find her eating butter chicken and rice on a Friday night if she’s not at Anomaly Youth.

Hope has friends from coast to coast in Canada and around the world because she is the best kind of friend.

Place Of Hope

Hope puts Indian and hipster in the same sentence.

When the fires near Fort McMurray forced people from their houses in May 2016, Hope opened her home to a family as a place of refuge.

She’s eaten sushi in New York, lobster and cod in Newfoundland and got her driver’s license in Edmonton.

Her crew of Root 56 volunteers love working with her – not for her. And they are the best!

Hope will be working part-time in our Youth and Children’s Ministries departments.

Welcome to the staff, Hope, the pleasure is all ours!

APPLICATION: Do you have a son or daughter who attends Root 56 or Anomaly Youth? Please leave a comment for Hope below. Thank you.

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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Kristen says:

    Oh! I read this with happy tears in my eyes! Hope has been such a beautiful blessing to our church, my family, and specifically to my 11 year old daughter. We have been so sad thinking that Hope would be leaving us now that she is graduating. I am so thankful to hear that Hope will be staying on. She is an amazing leader with such a heart for Jesus and our young people. Love you Hope!

  • Ashley says:

    She is one amazing person!! So happy to hear she is staying put at North Pointe. She is a joy to be around.

  • Donna says:

    Woohoo!! Doing the happy dance!!

  • Bob Jones says:

    …and now we have a complete set of eternal qualities on our staff – Charity Mongrain; Faith Anderson; Hope Thomas.

  • Genelle says:

    So glad to hear that Hope is part of the North Pointe crew. As a parent of a son in Root 56 she is always a bright smiling face and I am so thankful for her and the whole Root 56 team!

  • Adena Lowry says:

    I see Hope at almost every North Pointe event. She’s everywhere! With a smile and a kind word, she truly is a gem.

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