Meet the Team


Jesus never meant for anyone to be a “rock-star” minister.  From the very beginning we were designed to do church as a team.

We may be biased, but we think God has given New Hope Central Oahu the very best in talent and temperament with the team he has brought us.

  • Pastor Michael Palompo

    Pastor Mike is not only a pastor, but also has a doctoral degree (Doctor of Ministry) and is an author, father and founder of New Hope Central Oahu. His life is one committed to Jesus and dedicated to reaching the lost for Christ. A MASTER of positive thinking, he has never seen a cloud without a silver lining.

  • Pastor Earl Morihara

    Earl joined the pastoral staff of NHCO in 2001 after teaching English as a Second Language for many years in Hawaii. He also was a Missionary/English Teacher in Japan and taught English at Mililani HS. Earl has an M.A in Christian Ministry from Pacific Rim Christian University and an M.A in English as a Second Language at the U.H at Manoa. Earl also serves as a co-translator of the Hawaii Pidgin Bible. As Campus Pastor, he oversees Ohana Groups (small groups), First Impressions (Greeters & Connections) and Sports Ministries. He is married to his HS sweetheart and is a father of two.

  • Pastor Mark Palompo

    Mark Palompo joined the team at NHCO in 2010 after graduating from Life Pacific College with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies and an Emphasis in Youth Ministry. Mark served as Youth Pastor for 2 years before transitioning into the role of Campus Pastor at the Mililani Campus.

  • Pastor Lori Shimabukuro

    Lori joined the NHCO team in 2006 and received her pastoral license the following year. She currently oversees church administration and is the Campus Pastor of the Wahiawa Campus at Iliahi Elementary School.

  • Pastor Glenn Rosario

    Pastor Glenn became Chaplain Glenn in July of 2011 and a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Hawaii Army National Guard. He continues to pastor with New Hope Central Oahu, but now ministers to Hawaii's outstanding military community as well. We are so proud of you, Pastor Glenn!

  • Pastor Theresa Rosario

    Pastor Theresa has had amazing journey becoming co-pastor of New Hope Haleiwa with her husband Glenn. She has a high capacity for life and is gifted with prophesy which she is submitted to the Lord to develop. A heart for the Lord and a heart for people on the North Shore. Worship is her passion and joy.

  • Andrell Aoki

    Andrell is our Legacy of Hope campaign champion.

  • Pam Chun

    Pam joined NHCO as part-time Frontlines administrator in Jan 2009 where she coordinates and organizes the often complex programming of our weekend services. She graduated from Kaimuki High then attended the University of Hawaii. Pam is an excellent example of a servant leader and always has a winning spirit. She has a passion to see people reached for Christ at church.

  • Lisa-Ann Cozo

    Lisa always has a smile and is a hard worker around the office and in the Kingdom Cafe. A talented singer, eager volunteer and mother to a wonderful family, we are so blessed to have Lisa on staff.

  • Jane Amano

    Jane Amano is one of the first people ever to work for New Hope Central Oahu (then, New Hope Mililani). She keeps our financial records up to date and accurate.

  • Pastor Rich Fewell

    Rich is the newest addition to the New Hope Central Oahu team as the Digital Media Minister. He loves all things with "buttons-and-lights" and spends his days staring into glowing pixels reaching the lost for the Lord.

Doing Church as a Team, Equipping the saints for the work of the Lord.