Lead Pastor

Dan Sadlier |

Dan is husband to Amanda, and father of 6 (Liam, Eli, Lucy, Markeysha, Isaiah, and Judah). After 10+ years of leading Next Generation Ministries and functioning as a teaching pastor at Kensington Community Church in Metro Detroit, the Sadliers could no longer ignore their passion and calling to plant churches in urban centers.  Dan sits on the board of the Roosevelt Island Center of Community Development, coaches pastors and planters through a national ministry called Missional Think Tank, and is currently planting Hope Church Roosevelt Island where he resides with his family.


Community Pastor

Amanda Sadlier |

Amanda and her family of 8 recently moved to NYC from South Eastern Michigan to join Hope Church in reaching the city with the message of the gospel. She is passionate about pastoring the many families of Roosevelt Island, focusing on equipping the parents of the island to be the spiritual leaders in their families. 


Family Pastor

Kevin Douglas |

Kevin’s passion and personal mission statement is: To foster an environment for people to experience and grow in Jesus. Contextualization of this personal passion has always been unique for Kevin. In 2013, God called Kevin to be a pastor and since then he has continued his personal mission through being an associate pastor at Pilgrim Congregational Church and The Director of Pastoral Care at a Sanctuary at White Lake, in his hometown of Michigan.  Kevin has a learner’s disposition and is constantly asking who God is and who are we in light of who He is. This desire led Kevin to complete a Master’s of Divinity degree from Moody Theological Seminary. Kevin has been gifted and groomed by God to lead and guide individuals and teams through the messiness of life by building relationships, deeply listening, and ministering to needs of clients wherever they are on their journey.Kevin is currently leading children and families through ministries at Hope Church.


Worship Pastor & Service Director

Jeff Johnson |

Almost immediately after moving to New York City in 2014, Jeff became connected with Hope Church, and after a year of commuting from Brooklyn, he is excited to now be a resident of Roosevelt Island. Before coming to NYC, Jeff was in ministry for ten years, serving as Worship Leader at Faith Church in Waterford, MI and Weekend Service Director at Emmanuel Church in Greenwood IN.  When he is not on Roosevelt Island, Jeff can usually be found teaching music to kids at Appleseeds, or searching for a pretentious coffee shop in the city that he has yet to experience. 


Operations & Finance Coordinator

Andrea Mendez |

Andrea joined the Hope Roosevelt Island team in April 2017.  She was born in the Bronx and raised in Long Island’s south shore.  She has lived in New York City since 1987 and moved to “the Island” in April 2015 with her Husband, Chris, and teenage son, JT.    Andrea is also a practicing attorney with her husband’s law firm in the Bronx and is a frequent volunteer with the Bronx Family Court Volunteer Attorney Program.  When Andrea is not busy with her administrative and legal work, she spends her time visiting family and friends outside of the City and watching her son compete in regional and national level tennis tournaments.


Creative Director

Gage Hunt |

From upstate New York, Gage grew up in Rochester before attending Cornell University in Ithaca. After graduating, Gage started two businesses, where he managed marketing, creative, team development, and communications. The second business brought him to Brooklyn in 2015. In the summer of 2015 Gage joined Hope RICC where he began volunteering as the creative director. In 2016 he began a pastoral residency with the church. Throughout the year, he will learn what it's like to plant and pastor an urban church and prayerfully discern if God is calling him into vocational ministry.