For the past 10 years Benaiah has served as Lead Pastor and Miranda as Worship Pastor at HOP. They are passionate about providing a place where people experience the glory of God and where the power of His Word transforms lives! Their desire to see the Kingdom of God be established has caused the House to take a community-focused role that is central to the people of Montpelier and Williams County. Benaiah and Miranda have been married since 2008 and have four awesome kids: Samantha, Clay, Benaiah, and Justice. They live in Montpelier and as a family they enjoy camping adventures and just being together!
MEET THE STAFF
Benaiah & Miranda Harris
Lead Pastor & Worship Leader
Pastor Eric was privileged to grow up in House of Prayer, his parents being founding members, and he has a big vision for the church. It is his desire to empower believers to follow their passion to do all that God created them to do and to dream big dreams that promote the glorious reputation of God! Eric and his wife Holly have been working with Impact, HOP's youth ministry, since 2018 when they moved to Montpelier. Eric took on the position of youth director and more recently has been revitalizing the Life Group ministry. He was ordained and commissioned as Assistant Pastor in the fall of 2021. Eric and Holly have four beautiful children: Stella, Roman, Adaya, and Allison.
Eric & Holly Howell
Ranae & Doug Heeres
Care Coordination Pastor
Pastor Ranae uses her gifting as a joyful encourager with the ability to flow in the Spirit to oversee the nurture of the church family. She leads the Stephen Ministry and offers pastoral counseling with an emphasis on bringing broken people to wholeness, speaking to their identity in Christ and equipping them to fulfill their God-ordained calling. Ranae & her husband Doug have been married over 40 years. They are blessed with 3 adult children and 10 grandchildren. Doug, Ranae, and their daughter Whitney enjoy serving together on the Worship Team.
Terra came to HOP at 15 years of age and never left! She met her husband David at youth group and they married in 2008. They live in Montpelier with their two dogs and two cats. Terra serves as HOP Family Ministry Director and on the board of the Hands Helping Hands Ministry. Her favorite sayings are, "It takes a village,” and, “You never know what's on the other side of your YES!” David has been playing bass on the worship team almost every Sunday since he was a teenager.
Terra & David Peggs
Family Ministry Director
Alicia & Abram Johnston
Alicia joined the staff of HOP as the Administrative Assistant in 2021. Her love of family and desire to be fully present, intentional, and authentic has made her a fantastic addition. Alicia loves to create spaces where others can feel a sense of belonging and safety, peace and rest, and she's doing this for the staff every day. Alicia and her husband of 7 years, Abram, moved to Montpelier in 2020 and became youth leaders with Impact, HOP's youth ministry. They have two precious sons, Abraham and Barnabas. Their family loves to take walks, play board games, and explore new things.