Pastors & Staff

John and April Serio

Senior Pastor

Pastor's John and April Serio met at Bible College in Dallas, Texas, and have been in ministry since 1993. They have served as Youth Pastors, Associate Pastors, Senior Pastors, and Church Planters.

John holds a Practical Theology Diploma from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX, a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Faith Evangelical Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership, from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University.

He and April have been married for 32 years.  April served as a Marketplace Chaplain ministering in businesses and is an active part of the ministry they lead together. They have 3 wonderful children who love God, and three grandsons who reside in Oklahoma City. John loves the outdoors, working out, hunting, shooting, golf, and several other activities. We are excited to see God do some BIG THINGS in Hopeton, Alva, and the surrounding area.

Madison Hofen

Worship Leader/Office Secretary

Madison Hofen was born and raised in the Hopeton area and has been apart of the church since birth. She graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. During her time at NWOSU, she served as president of the choir program and Drum Major of the NWOSU Ranger Marching Band. Since graduating, she has enjoyed being a stay-at-home momma to her two-year-old son “3peat.” Madison has a heart for worship music ministry and is so excited to be serving at Hopeton Church. 

Daniel Winters

Next Gen Pastor

Daniel has attended Hopeton Church since his teen years when he moved to the Alva area. He graduated from Alva High School in 2009 and then NWOSU in 2012 with a degree in Computer Science. He currently is a partner in an IT Consulting Firm.

He married his wife Casey in 2011. They have 4 children at home: Jayden, Aaliyah, Adriana, and Emily.

In 2023, Daniel felt a calling and passion for youth and began serving as the NextGen Pastor. He hopes to show every youth the heart and love of Christ.

Sallye Davidson

Children's Ministry Director

Sallye started teaching Sunday School in 2008 and became Nursery Director in 2012. In August of 2016, she stepped into a new position as a teacher in the Children’s Ministry as well. In 2020, Sallye became the Children’s Ministry Director. Sallye is married to Ricky Davidson, and they have two children, Chancie and Shelby. 

Taelor Valentiner

Children's Ministry

Taelor currently serves as the Children’s Church director for the younger kids. Taelor was raised outside of Dacoma, OK and currently resides in Alva. Taelor and her husband Taylor have been married since 2015 and shortly after began attending Hopeton Church. They have two awesome children, Blaklei JoAnn and Brody Michael. Taelor enjoys leading the younger class in Children’s Church because of the challenge of finding creative ideas to impact the children and the reward to get to watch them grow and know Christ.