About Hope Church

Helping people find, experience, and share hope in Brunswick and the surrounding community.

Our Story

In 2009, Grace Church, in Middleburg Heights, began the process of planting a church in Brunswick. They brought pastors on staff to lead this church plant, and a core group of people from Grace, as well as others from the community of Brunswick, began to meet together. Through a class on Sunday mornings at Grace and a prayer meeting every Thursday evening, God continued to develop the launch team. Informational meetings were held in Brunswick, and the word began to spread that Hope Church was soon to begin.

There were many answers to prayer, as we needed the Lord’s help for everything, including a place to worship in Brunswick. Miraculously, in the summer of 2009, before Hope had begun having services, we were able to enter into a lease to own arrangement for the Bingo Hall associated with St. Stephan Ukrainian Orthodox Church, located at 1905 Pearl Rd. Through the generosity of God’s people, renovations began, with much of the work being done by those who had committed to be a part of Hope Church.

Hope’s first service was held on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at the Performing Arts Center at Brunswick High School, and over 400 people attended. Services were held at the Performing Arts Center for six months, until the renovations to Hope’s facility on Pearl Road were completed. Our first service at our renovated church building was on Palm Sunday, March 28, 2010.

In the years following, we purchased two adjacent properties. One serves as our Church Offices, and the other is attached to the original building, serving as our Café, Children’s, and Youth Ministry areas.

Over the last ten years, through seasons of blessing and times of struggle, we have experienced the Lord’s presence and provision, and many people have found true hope through faith in Jesus Christ. We seek to be authentic followers of Jesus Christ, known for our transparency, integrity, and sincerity. We would count it a privilege to have you worship with us.

Hope Church Team

Shawn Brennan

Senior Pastor

Lauren Muniak

Children's Ministry Director

Tyler Richards

Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts

Angel Abshire


Jessica Gonzales

Administrative Assistant

Becky Hetrick

Worship Resident

Jenny Kubik

Custodial Assistant

Frank Marflake

Custodial and Maintenance Assistant

Maureen Murral

Administrative Assistant

Julie Pyle

Assistant to Youth/Children's Ministries

Erin Slayton

Custodial Assistant

Toby Smith

Maintenance Assistant

Stephen Campanella
David DeFelice
Al Hartman
Kevin Kutcel
Jeff Laird
Joe Macko
Dan Sauter
Mark Scott
Paul Zentner