STAFF

Pastor Eric Hernando

Lead Pastor

Pastor Eric was recently 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. Pastor Eric’s wife, Aimee, is also a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. 

Pastor Eric’s email:  Eric@hopechapelglendale.com 

Pastor Aimee Hernando

Connections Pastor

Pastor Aimee serves as the Connections 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 pastor. She graduated from both Grand Canyon University with a degree in Psychology and minor in Biblical Studies and Erie Master’s Commission, a ministry leadership training program. 

Pastor Aimee’s email: Aimee@hopechapelglendale.com 

Pastor Japheth Trigo

Worship Pastor

Japheth serves as Worship Pastor at Hope Chapel.  He is primarily responsible for leading the church in worship and also developing and training the musicians and singers.  He and his wife Carol joined the Hope Chapel family in February 2013 and have four boys– Nathanael, Noah, and twins Jacob and Joshua. 

Along with ministering in worship, Japheth has a heart for missions and ministry in the Philippines. 

If you have questions about the worship, sound, or media, or want to know how to get involved in this ministry please feel free to contact Japheth. 

Pastor Japheth’s email:  Japheth@hopechapelglendale.com 

Daniel & Brittanie Wonderly

Family Life Directors

Daniel and Brittanie Wonderly are the Family Life Directors at Hope Chapel.  They lead Children’s ministry as well as other family events throughout the year.  Their vision for the Family Life ministry is to create a welcoming environment for children and their families and helping them to understand God’s love and plan for each of their lives.  They currently have two children, whom Brittanie home schools.  

Daniel and Brittanie attended Canyon Hills Bible College in California, where they met.  Daniel received his associates degree in ministry through Canyon Hills Bible College and became a certified minister through the Independent Assemblies of God in 2009.  In 2011, Daniel received his Bachelor’s in Business from Fresno Pacific University.  Brittanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Religious Studies from California State University, Bakersfield in 2013. Since they were married in 2009, they have been involved in home groups and various ministries in churches where they’ve lived.

Pastor Megan Kronstedt

Youth Pastor

Pastor Megan serves as the Youth Pastor at Hope Chapel. In this role, she builds relationships with students and challenges them to grow in faith through services, worship, events and small groups. Pastor Megan has a heart for the next generation and wants to see them own their faith and become the young world changers they are called to be.

Pastor Megan was called to ministry when she was a youth student and has chased the call ever since. She was a leader in her youth ministry at a young age and was simultaneously involved in worship and creative arts ministry. She attended Arizona School of Ministry to pursue credentials and is ordained with the Assemblies of God as of 2021. She also graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Most recently, Pastor Megan served as a children’s pastor, but is excited to serve Generation Hope at Hope Chapel.

Pastor Megan’s email: megan@hopechapelglendale.com