New Hope Lutheran Staff

Daniel Burfiend  

Daniel Burfiend became Pastor of New Hope Lutheran Church, Ossian, Indiana in June 2016.  He graduated with his M.Div from Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne in 2015 and went on to obtain his Master's in Sacred Theology in 2016 before receiving his first call to New Hope. 


Rev Burfiend was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He became a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod during his undergraduate days at Hillsdale College.  After college, he worked for several year in institutional advancemnt for Hillsdale before returning to school to become a pastor.  Rev Burfiend and his wife Roseli have four sons, Theodore, Samuel, Peter, and Cornelius.

Susan Stoppenhagen 
administrative assistant


Susan has been serving New Hope since 2015.  Her administrative expertise is invaluable to New Hope's daily working.

Neely Owen, JA
first year field worker

Neely is in his second year of study at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN.  After retiring from being an administrative law judge in Virginia, Neely moved to Indiana to prepare for a call to the Office of the Holy Ministry.

New Hope Lutheran Church

8824 N State Road 1
Ossian Indiana 46777 USA

Church Office: 260-622-7954

Church Fax: 260-622-7956

Winter Worship
8:45am Sunday School
10am Service

Summer Worship
9am Service