New Hope United Methodist Church Staff & Leaders

  • Dan Randall

    Dan Randall

    Pastor Dan previously served as executive secretary for missionary selection and accompaniment for the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church (UMC), in New York City. There he oversaw the discernment, recruitment, and selection process for United Methodist missionaries from around the world. Dan received his Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School at Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education Ministry from Seattle Pacific University. He also has completed one year of study in the Master of Arts in Religious Studies program at Rothberg International School at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. After seminary, Dan and his wife, Courtney, a Methodist minister currently serving two congregations in New Jersey, were Global Ministries missionaries in Latvia. For two-and-a-half years Dan and Courtney worked with young adults, leadership development, local church ministry, and camping ministries. While in Latvia, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ceara (pronounced K-ear-a), who is now 4-years-old. After Latvia, The Randall family moved to Maine where Dan served as the mission interpreter for the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the UMC. In this role, he traveled to churches, district trainings, and conference events throughout the jurisdiction to promote relationships within the missionary community. While living in Maine, the Randall family expanded again to welcome a son, Caleb. In addition to his work with the church, Dan has often volunteered his time for disaster relief and response in such places as Uganda, Honduras, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Panama, Albania, and Nicaragua. Most recently, he volunteered as a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission team leader for the earthquake recovery effort in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. "The opportunity to join in ministry with NHUMC excites us," said Pastor Dan. "We thank God for the stories and lives - both past and present - that make a community like New Hope possible. We look forward to how God will transform our lives, transform the communities of North Adams and Williamstown, and transform the world through our deepening discipleship.”