Our Pastor, the Reverend Don Stribling will be sorely missed as he retires from active ministry and moves to Georgia.
Our bookkeeper/secretary, Yahaira Wall is a Wichita Falls, TX native. Yahaira earned her A.S in Business Management in 2023 from Vernon College and is currently pursuing a BBA in Finance at Midwestern State University. With 8 years of experience as a bookkeeper, Yahaira brings a blend of professional expertise and academic ambition. Yahaira is happily married to Tylor, and is a proud parent of three.
She serves as a treasurer for her daughter's school's Parent/Teacher Organization and for her brother's extra curricular activities.
When not working with numbers, Yahaira enjoys reading, cooking, volunteering, and exploring new destinations.
Alyssa Kozlowski Ham
Our accompanist, Alyssa Kozlowski-Ham, earned her B.A in Jazz Piano, with a minor in classical piano, and her M.M in Collaborative Piano from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK. She is employed by Midwestern State University as an adjunct piano instructor and vocal coach and serves the Wichita Falls Independent School District as a collaborative pianist, accompanying both choir and band students for concerts and contests. She keeps busy with teaching private piano lessons, performing, and playing music with her husband Dwight, a guitarist.
As a native Oklahoman, she enjoys watching the OKC Thunder basketball team and attending OU Football games with her family. In her free time, Alyssa likes to go for walks at Lake Wichita, paint, and spend time with her orange tabby cat Hank who, incidentally, enjoys the music he produces when he walks on the piano keys.
Director of Music
Dr. Harvey, a native of Virginia, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from James Madison University, a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University. She currently serves Midwestern State University as professor of Music. Her trumpet playing has helped New Hope numerous times celebrate high holidays, and now, we finally convinced her to direct our choir.
Dr. Harvey loves hiking together with family members and gardening, though she still can’t figure out what plants actually grow in Wichita Falls—other than okra. Her cat, Norah Jones, is of no help, nor are the numerous community cats who love to visit.
Rosaura (Rosie) Alvarado
Our nursery attendant, Rosaura (Rosie) Alvarado is the mother of a boy and a girl who, together with her husband, tend to keep her busy.
She was born in Mexico and came to Texas when she was 12 years old. As a result, she is bilingual, which came in handy when she worked as an Early Headstart infant and toddler teacher. Currently, she serves Barwise Middle School as its administrative assistant.
She enjoys helping people and, when there are no other demands on her time, to take long walks on the beach.