Pastor Eric Hernando

Lead Pastor

Pastor Eric was confirmed as the Lead Pastor of Hope Chapel in the Spring of 2017. He is passionate about leading the people of Hope Chapel to love God, love people, and integrate those two things into everything that we do. 

Pastor Eric has been married to his wife and better half, Aimee, since 2005. Together, they have embarked on a life of ministry. They were previously blessed to have been foster parents and had the honor of providing a loving home to a over a dozen kids over the years. During those years, they welcomed their sons, Chase and Juan, into their “forever family” through adoption. God then blessed Eric and Aimee with two “miracle babies” in their son, Sawyer, and daughter, Miracle Joy. 

Pastor Eric previously served as the Associate Pastor of Hope Chapel for nearly five years while also teaching at Grand Canyon University in the College of Theology.  Prior to coming to Hope Chapel, Pastor Eric and his wife Aimee served as youth pastors in Springfield, MO, where Eric graduated from AGTS with a Masters of Divinity.

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Pastor Aimee Hernando

Connections & Women's Pastor

Pastor Aimee serves as the Connections and Women’s Pastor of Hope Chapel. In this role, she helps new people get connected to the church through social media, advertising, outreach and event planning, volunteer placement, and overseeing the first impressions team. She also helps long time members of Hope Chapel stay connected by overseeing ministries related to follow-up and hospital visitation. 

Pastor Aimee brings a wealth of ministry experience to the pastoral team. She has served in ministry for over 15 years in roles ranging from youth ministry assistant, Jr. High pastor, youth pastor, family life pastor, and now connections and women’s pastor. Aimee, is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She also graduated from both Grand Canyon University with a degree in Psychology with a minor in Biblical Studies, and Erie Master’s Commission, a ministry leadership training program. 

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Scott & Renee Slaven

Scott & Renee Slaven

Youth Directors

Scott and Renee Slaven were called to be the Youth Directors at Hope Chapel in August of 2023. Hailing from Arvada Colorado, Scott and Renee set out to follow the Lord’s call to Phoenix in 2021. Scott works as a Substance Abuse Counselor and Clinical Manager at an Adolescent Residential Treatment Center in North Phoenix. Scott followed his calling to help people “in the trenches” and in the under-served populations, found himself immersed in the call to youth ministry and counseling.

Scott graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master’s in Addiction Counseling and is currently enrolled in the Urban Ministry Master’s program at Grand Canyon University. He is also enrolled in licensure classes at the Arizona School of Ministry.

Scott and Renee have a passion for helping people with substance use and mental health problems and have cultivated a program within the youth ministry at Hope Chapel that blends psychological and spiritual health. The Slaven’s mission statement comes from 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 stating, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God”.

The Youth Group “Generation Hope” meets for service weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00PM, and is engaged in monthly events from camp and youth convention to outreaches, game nights, and more.

If you have any questions regarding Hope Chapel’s Youth Program, reach out to Scott.

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