Our Staff

Working at HopeChest isn’t a job. It’s a calling. A passion. Helping vulnerable children around the world can be, at times, an emotional roller coaster. But fulfilling God’s calling in our lives is something we never take for granted – it’s what we live for. 


Ken Sparks

Ken Sparks

President & CEO

Laura Fisher

Laura Fisher

VP Operations & Donor Relations

Steve Zitzmann

Steve Zitzmann

VP Finance

Randy Valentine

Randy Valentine

Marketing Director

Steve Voyen

Steve Voyen

Program Services Director

Wil Crooks

Wil Crooks

VP Strategic Partnerships

Hannah Eloge

Hannah Eloge

Creative Director

Erin Blad

Erin Blad

Technical Marketing Manager

Gail Wahl

Gail Wahl

Joel Home Director

Tom Jennings

Tom Jennings

Program Manager

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews

Program Manager

Juree Wilson

Juree Wilson

Partner Relationship Manager

Amanda Gardner

Amanda Gardner

Partner Relationship Manager

Leah Wade

Leah Wade

Partner Relationship Manager

Bethany Parker

Bethany Parker

Partner Relationship Manager

Christopher Burley

Christopher Burley

Partner Relationship Manager

Bethany Thomas

Bethany Thomas

Partner Travel Planner

Leona Strait

Leona Strait

Correspondence and Sponsorship Data Manager

Christie Donnelly

Christie Donnelly

Accountant/Office Manager