Meet our pastor

The Rev. Dr. Kerri Mock Hefner was installed as pastor of New Hope in February 2013. Kerri is a North Carolina native and a graduate of Duke University, Yale Divinity School, and Columbia Theological Seminary. Before coming to New Hope, Kerri served as associate pastor for campus ministry and mission at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, NC and as pastor at Taylorsville Presbyterian Church in Taylorsville, NC.

Kerri has written for Disciplines published by The Upper Room, and for Presbyterian publications. She blogs occasionally at  She is the author of a book of sermons titled Sermons from New HopeEmail Kerri.