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Middle School Boys Basketball

Caleb Engen graduated highschool in 2016 just a few classes short of an associates degree at Ohio Christian University. 
Caleb then decided to follow God’s leading and spent a year at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Hungary. He graduated from there in 2017 and has since been working in the family business of home remodeling. Caleb played basketball for three years at New Hope and was a part of the very first high school team. He has a passion for the game of basketball and fully believes in the philosophy and mission of New Hope. This is his second year as the head coach of the middle school. He have 5 siblings currently attending New Hope and one that is following his footstep studying at Word of Life. He is currently engaged to be married in August 2019.

Head High School Soccer Coach

Steve Gaines is married with 8 children (1 girl, 7 boys) and is expecting his first grandchild due in July. Coach Gaines is a 1993 graduate of Logan Elm and continued his education majoring in Computer Science at Hocking College. Currently, he is thef IT Project Manager at Chase. Steve has 17 years of coaching experience (24 youth and school teams, most recently Logan Elm’s Jr High boys where he was the President of the LE Youth Soccer Association from 2015-18). His Coaching Philosophy: Get better every day. Be a better player, a better teammate, a better coach, a better team, a better son/daughter, a better father, a better husband, a better disciple. If we strive to be better, every day, by the end of the journey we will accomplish great things! A few extra fun facts about Coach Gaines:

Favorite Scripture: Phi 4:13 - I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.

Favorite Singer: Toby Mac

Favorite Song: If I Stand - Rich Mullins

Favorite Hymn: How Great Thou Art

Favorite Movie: Facing The Giants

Favorite Book (other than the Holy Bible): Blind Spots: What You Don’t See May Be Keeping Your Church from Greatness by Bill McCartney

Favorite Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Favorite Drink: Peach Iced Tea

Favorite Soccer Team: West Ham United/Columbus Crew SC

Pastored for 10 years.

Taught Sunday School at every age group.

First ministry was driving a church bus.

Head Middle School Soccer Coach

Robin Hensley is a 1997 graduate of Grove City High School and a 2001 graduate of Denison University.  Her competitive spirit has led her through a life filled with sport.  Not only has she had the privilege of competing throughout the country, she has also had the honor of competing internationally and representing our country.  She has been a part of the New Hope family for 8 years, where both of her children attend, and her husband, Clint, coaches the 5th/6th grade basketball teams.  She is excited to lead and learn from our middle school soccer team in this upcoming season.  

Head Varsity Volleyball Coach

Mandi Stone is a graduate of Teays Valley High school where she played four years of both volleyball and softball. She continued her academic and athletic career at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Mandi has a degree in Elementary Education and taught in the Teays Valley schools before becoming a stay at home mother. She began her coaching career at New Hope Christian Academy in 2014. Mandi also works as a fitness instructor at the Pickaway County YMCA. Mandi is married to Pastor Jason Stone and is the mother of Halley and Carley Stone. Mandi's desire is to use volleyball to help young girls develop positive self esteem, friendship, and a growing relationship with Jesus.

Head Middle School Volleyball Coach

Cara graduated with a degree in English-Education from Northwest Nazarene University and teaches high school English Language Arts at New Hope Christian Academy.  For the past two years, she was the middle school volleyball assistant coach working under Nancy Cordle, and this year she took over as the head coach. She is married to Jamey Gremillion and has four children. Her sons, Cameron and Cade, both attend Ohio Christian University; her daughters, Kelcie (10th grade) and Karis (7th grade), both attend New Hope Christian Academy.  Cara loves working with middle school girls and is excited to help them develop their volleyball skills. She sees playing volleyball and working as a team as tools to help girls build confidence and lifelong skills.