When Pete Contreras ('88) and his wife, Julie ('90) felt the call to urban ministry, there was no such term as "urban ministry," but New Vision Christian Fellowship, where they have served since 2008, has established a remarkable and diverse ministry in the urban community of San Diego.
Keith & Kathy Ham
In recognition of their outstanding work in the missions field, Keith and Kathy Ham were honored with the Ministry Award at the 2013 Spirit of Hope Celebrity Concert & Award.
Dale & Diana Lawrence
"I sensed that God was calling my family to begin a new work," recalls Dale Lawrence (FS '77, MA '09). Through prayer and guidance, Arizona Reservation Ministries (ARM) was born."
HIU's Director of Campus Ministries, Bryan Sands (BA '91), has a deep commitment to mentoring young adults. At HIU, Bryan oversees chapel, small groups, mission trips, and mentors students. On a typical work day Bryan is often visited by students to chat, pray, and talk about issues. In his 6 years at HIU, Sands has led over 30 Amor Ministries outreach trips, serving along HIU students to build homes for families in Mexico.