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Our 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 years in institutional advancement for Hillsdale before returning to school to become a pastor.  Rev Burfiend and his wife Roseli have six children, Theodore, Samuel, Peter, Cornelius, Lydia and Cyril.



Amy Schueler

Amy serves as our primary organist.

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Preschool Director

Kari Wallis

About Kari

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Preschool Teacher

Holly Mahnensmith

About Holly

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