Our Pastoral Staff

Pastor JD Shanahan

Pastor JD and his family moved to Billings from Colorado Springs in 2003, coming to pastor Billings First Church of the Nazarene. He has served as pastor at New Hope since its inception in 2012. He has a passion to see people discover just how much God loves them and to discover the unique ways that each one has been equipped to serve one another. Believing that God created each of us with specific gifts, talents, and abilities, He loves to help people find the role that brings out their best and allows them to serve God and others with joy and passion.

Believing that discipleship and practical theology is desperately needed, Pastor JD seeks to teach and preach the truths of Scripture in simple and tangible ways that still communicate the awesome power of the God that created the universe. Ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2006, he often refers to himself as a redneck theologian.

He and Jackie have been married for 29 years. They have two sons. Jeremy graduated to Paradise in December of 2017, Jared lives in Billings.

Pastor Katie Miller

Pastor Katie joined the staff at New Hope in August of 2018, relocating to Billings from Phoenix, Arizona. She loves kids and is called to help them know Jesus and grow deep spiritual roots that will help them throughout their lives. She attended Nazarene Bible College online and was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2016. We are excited to see how God uses Pastor Katie to help us minister to and serve our children.

She and Bob have been married for 17 years and have 5 children: Elijah, Anna, Josiah, Hezekiah, and Miriam. She loves bright colors, fun earrings, and funky socks!