New Hope Lutheran Staff
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 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.