Reverend Katie Bishop,
Lead Pastor of the Greater Brunswick Charge

   Reverend Katie Bishop has been serving as the lead pastor of New Hope United Methodist of Greater Brunswick since 2010. After growing up in Northern Virginia, Katie graduated from Marymount University (B.A., Religious Studies) and Wesley Theological Seminary (MDIV, specializing in Youth Ministry). She has served churches in Myersville and Smithsburg before coming to Brunswick. 

   Pastor Katie is passionate about church renewal. She has gifts of preaching, teaching and ministry with young people. Katie’s constant prayer is that God would hide her behind the cross, so that others might come to know the Hope that Christ brings. She is active in both Baltimore-Washington Conference Committees and community service organizations. 

During her free time, Pastor Katie enjoys quilting, writing, reading and spending time with her family.


    She is married to a fellow pastor, Rev. Chris Bishop, who serves as the lead pastor at Faithpoint UMC in Urbana, MD.  Katie and Chris have two beautiful daughters Eden and Bethany, and are in the process of adopting their Haiti baby. 

Laura Prichard, Administrative Assistant  

    Laura Pritchard has been the administrative assistant at New Hope United Methodist Church of Greater Brunswick since 2010.  Originally from Texas, she and her family moved here in 2008 with her husband’s job with the Civilian Marine Core.   Laura graduated from the University of Texas (B.S.Ed., Secondary Science Education and M.Ed., Instructional Specialist).

     Laura is active with the Brunswick community.  She volunteers for the high school band, color guard, boy scouts, swim team, and the New Hope Youth Group.

Laura and her family have a great love for family, community, and service.  They can be found almost on a daily basis at New Hope sharing their love of Christ and community.  Laura and her husband, Mike, and love their children and grandchildren! 

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