Leadership Team


Andy Gleiser

Pastor, Outreach and Strategic Multiplication

After serving 19 years in pastoral ministry and itinerant evangelism, Andy joined the pastoral team of Living Hope Church. He holds both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees that have prepared him for current and future ministry.

Andy and Bryn began married life together June 23, 2001, and she remains the keeper of his heart. God has given them Charis, Drew, and Amberly as incredible gifts of grace. Andy and Bryn have journeyed in life and ministry from their first day together and are committed to the gospel ministry.

First and foremost, Andy is an expositor of the Word of God. A consistent theme across Andy's preaching and teaching is helping the church learn, live, and give the gospel of Jesus Christ entirely by God's grace.

Outside of his family and preaching, Andy's passion is baseball. He is devoted to his Kansas City Royals.


Daniel Kelting

Pastor, Worship and Member Care

Prior to becoming one of the pastors at Living Hope Church, Daniel was privileged to serve his local church in the Phoenix valley for six years in areas of music and youth ministry. He most recently worked in a Christian camp ministry while wrapping up his seminary degree.

Daniel is passionate about music and worship. His family enjoys building relationships in their church community, and they look forward to seeing the gospel at work in Reno, NV.

He and his wife Katie have enjoyed being parents to their two busy children, Nate and Evelyn. They enjoy hiking and spending time outdoors.

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James Tilson

Lead Pastor, Preaching and Vision

James joined the leadership team of Living Hope Church after 15 years of pastoral ministry in Phoenix, AZ. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in biblical studies and church ministry.

James and Amy were married on July 13, 2002 and have been blessed by God with four children: Matthias, Aubrey, Karissa, and Caroline.

James has a passion for expositional preaching, and he greatly desires to see God use His Word to bring hope through the gospel of Jesus.

James greatly enjoys watching college football, specifically his childhood team, the Florida Gators. He also is a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan.


Stephen Wess

Pastor, Discipleship and Family Life

After serving 10 years in a church planting ministry in Las Vegas, NV, Stephen joined the pastoral team of Living Hope Church.

Stephen met his wife Tammi while studying for the ministry in seminary. They have been married since November 30, 2002. The Lord blessed with three wonderful boys, Kurtis, Kamden, and Klayton.

Stephen has a passion for discipleship. He has been privileged to lead many to Jesus Christ and help them to grow in the fulness of the gospel.

Likes: Baseball   Loves: Baseball with all three boys