Kelsey Miranda

Communications & Marketing Director

Kelsey Miranda has been on staff at Discover Hope 517 since October of 2021 after previously volunteering since August of 2020. Kelsey and her Husband, Mike, reside in Newton with their 3 children, Taylor, Abby and Michael. Kelsey graduated from Newton Senior High School in 2005, and earned her Associates degree in December of 2010 from DMACC in Newton. She loves to be involved at her home Church, The Way, by being on the prayer and tech team and writes devotional blogs in her spare time. 

Katie Finch

Resource Center Director

Katie Finch is 30 years old, lives in Newton with her 5 Children, Clayton, Brailynn, Jace, Adaline, and Abel. Katie graduated in 2010 in Newton, IA. Her and her family attend Christian Life Church in Newton. In her free time, she likes to spend quite time with Jesus, spend time with her kids and do photography.

Mason Meyer



Kevin McConnell



Ministry Support

Robbie Robinson 

Executive Director 

Robbie Robinson is a man after God’s own heart! He is married to Emily Robinson and they have 6 children together. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Discover Hope 517 Ministry and Pastor of New Creation Church in Newton, IA. He loves being loud and spending time with his family. He enjoys weightlifting and playing basketball. In his spare time, he loves to sit with the Lord! Sharing the gospel message is his heartbeat!
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Board Members 

Josh Wermager

Executive Chairman 

Josh has served at Discover Hope for the last few years in multiple ways including being a Board Member. Josh and his wife, Teresa , have lived in Newton for the last 23 years with their two children. Josh is an engineer at Vermeer Corporate in Pella. Josh serves at Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton through Prison Fellowship Ministry at the Newton Correctional Facility as well as the Newton Christian School. Josh is blessed to be apart of Discover Hope. 

Doug Cupples

Board Member

Bio coming soon

Mitch Roush


Mitch is the current treasurer on the Discover Hope board. Outside of the board, Mitch is a jeweler at The Jewelers Bench. Mitch is a Newton native and is married to his high school sweetheart. His purpose on the DH board is to help Robbie reach his BHAGs (big hairy audacious goals). With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Marlys Popma

Board Member

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