Ryan Lokkesmoe [pronounced lox-mōh] grew up in the Dallas area where he met his wife Ashley in their high school youth group. They were married in 2006 and have two kids, Luke and Nora. Prior to Real Hope, Ryan served in a variety of ministry roles including youth, worship, and small group ministries.

Ryan earned his PhD in New Testament at the University of Denver, and his Master’s degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He teaches as an adjunct professor at a local seminary, and is the author of three books:  Paul and His Team: What the Early Church Can Teach Us About Leadership and Influence (Moody Publishers), Small Groups Made Easy (Bethany House Publishers),  Blurry: Bringing Clarity to the Bible (CLC Publications), and Finding Onesimus: Recovering the Story of a First-Century Fugitive Slave (Dissertation, University of Denver).  Ryan has also written bible study curricula for LifeWay and academic articles for the Lexham Bible Dictionary. 

Ryan loves books, music, history, and follows current events closely. More than anything, he enjoys spending time with his family. 


Jenny Jones believes Houston is the best city on the planet and that is why she has never left! She met her husband, Chad, and added four children to their family all while living in this great city. Before starting her role as the Executive Pastor at Real Hope, Jenny served in full time ministry since 2005.

She earned her BA in Christianity and Political Science from Houston Baptist University and her Master’s in Applied Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute. She has guest posted on various ministry and leadership blogs and authored Too Blessed to Say Yes (CLC Publications).

In her not-so-free time, she enjoys doing Crossfit and binge watching Netflix – generally not both at the same time. She also has an odd obsession with presidential history and has a goal of visiting every presidential library in her lifetime. And finally, she hopes that despite reading this bio you still give Real Hope Community Church a try! Click here to check out Jenny's blog. 


Caleb Petticrew was born and raised in southwest Houston. His greatest passion has been music and songwriting since he was four years old, and has been serving in churches since he was a preteen.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree for Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry from the College of Biblical Studies. It's his desire at Real Hope to encourage people to delight in the knowledge of God, and freely worship in spirit and truth that comes from faith and love for God.

Caleb enjoys songwriting and learning to master as many musical instruments as he can, storytelling, visiting museums, losing at games, watching movies of (almost) all sorts, and attending and playing concerts.