Amanda Lenk

Director of Children's and Family Ministries

I am the Director of Children and Family ministry for all campuses of New Hope.  I joined the team in July 2021 after many years of serving and supporting other children and youth ministries.  Kids ministry is exciting to me because we get to share about Jesus and offer the HOPE and LOVE he provides in the midst of a scary and uncertain world.  This is a great time for kids to build a firm foundation on the ROCK that will carry them through the rest of their lives.  I also love the opportunity to work with parents and support them as they lead their kids.


I grew up in the Cambridge area and was active in Elim Baptist Church throughout my childhood and teen years.  After high school, I moved to Missouri for 10 years where I went to college, met my husband and started my career as a social worker.  In 2014 we moved back to Cambridge and started our family soon after.  We have two awesome kids: Marlee and JP.  Marlee loves music, movies, art projects and clothes.  JP loves trucks, super heros, going for walks, and eating at restaurants.


I really enjoy going camping and hiking, traveling, family dinners, and chatting with friends over tacos.  I love music, movies and art.  I am passionate about people, social justice and making a difference in our world.