Todd is the founding and lead pastor of Hope Chapel. He is a native of Greensboro, NC. Todd attended UNC-Chapel Hill where he earned a BA in Communications. After college, he served on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at East Carolina University for 5 years. He moved back to Greensboro in the mid-nineties and worked at American Express and UNCG Financial Aid Office. He attended RTS Orlando where he earned a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Counseling. In 2002, Todd joined the staff of Christ CommunityChurch and was ordained as an associate pastor in the ARP in 2003. During this time he served as an Associate Pastor of Small Groups and Associate Pastor of Ministries. Todd is also a Licensed Professional Counselor, and practices at Barnabas Triad counseling center.
Daniel Northrup and his wife Andraya are from Charleston South Carolina. They met while attending Clemson University, and were married shortly after they graduated. Daniel came to Christ at an early age and felt a call to ministry while in college. After realizing this call, Daniel interned at Hope Chapel for a summer to begin his pursuit of ministry. Upon graduation, Daniel spent 2 years as the Youth Director at St. Peter’s Church in Charleston. Daniel graduated from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis Missouri. In his first two years at Covenant, he served a Pastoral Intern at City Church STL.
Michael Van Patter
Michael serves as director of worship arts. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, and moved to Charlotte, NC in the early 90s (at which point he met his wife, Hannah). He attended UNC-Greensboro where he earned a BA in Music (Jazz Studies: piano). Michael came on staff at Christ Community in the fall of 2003 and served as worship leader and Director of Worship before helping start Hope Chapel in 2008. He is an artist, songwriter, graphic designer, and roots for the Philadelphia Eagles. Michael and Hannah (a private-practice counselor) were married in 2004; they are parents to Piper (8), Watts (6), and Lucy (1).
Betsy graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in psychology and anM.Ed in College Student Personnel Administration. She worked in the Student Development offices at both Winthrop University and Wake Forest University. She was the Director of Children’s Ministries at Friendly Hills Church P.C.A., for twelve years. In 2010 Betsy and her husband Adam felt the Lord leading them to minister to impoverished children overseas. They moved their family to rural Uganda where they lived and served at Good Shepherd’s Fold Orphanage and School. They served there for two years before moving back to Greensboro. They have five children, three sons (Ethan 24, Seth 20, Eli 16) and two adopted daughters Eliza Min (10 from Korea) and Trisha (18 from Uganda).
We are grateful to have an incredible team of people who volunteer significant time and energy working closely with our staff to further the mission of Hope Chapel. You can find their areas of ministry and contact info below.