staff and leadership

We have a passion for God, the students of UNT and TWU, the city of Denton, and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry.  

  • Jatin Patel


    Jatin has been ministering to young people in a University environment since 1985. Jatin was mentored for 10 years under Pastor Ray Muenich of Fellowship Church in College Station, TX before helping to plant Hope in 2000. He sees his primary role is to equip the community group leaders to lead their individual groups in the way and manner God has called them to.

  • Josiah Rogers

    Pastor and campus director

    Josiah and his wife Debi have been involved in working with college students for over fifteen years and love the university community. Josiah is committed to seeing the campuses of UNT and TWU reached with the gospel. 

  • Jeff McAdams

    Student ministry

    Jeff has been on staff with Hope since 2009 and is passionate about evangelism and sharing Christ with the lost on UNT's campus. Jeff also likes cooking tasty food.

  • Marc helfrich


    Marc graduated from UNT with a degree in Jazz studies and has been on staff with Hope since 2013.  He loves music and is passionate about seeing God glorified! He is excited about mentoring and training young leaders.  

  • Raegan mcadams


    Raegan has been on staff with Hope since 2013. She is an amazing source of encouragement and a mentor to many of the students in our ministry. 

  • erin Arispe

    Student Ministry

    Erin has been on staff with Hope since 2015. She is passionate about discipleship and desires to see students come to know the fullness of God's grace and healing through a personal relationship with Christ.

  • Jamie Lath

    Administrative assistant

    Jamie is a wonderful support to the office staff by helping keep things running smoothly. We love her a lot!