Leading with Wellbeing

Wes Beavis

"I firmly believe that we cannot adequately address the reality of pastor mental health if we don't talk about it," Dr. Beavis states emphatically.

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Breaking the Cycle of Brokenness

Kim Beisel

"My heart's desire is to bring healing to those who are hurting, to show that the brokenness they have experienced does not have to determine their life."

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MFT Alumna Combines Education and Innovation as Child Therapist

Zynette (Miraflor) Cohen

God gave Zynette (Miraflor) Cohen a passion for helping families. She followed that calling to Hope International University and earned her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy ('07).

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H.O.M.E. for Orphans

Amber Corey

Amber oversees the daily operations and helps to manage the regular court hearings, doctor's appointments, therapy, dentist appointments, family visits, activities, and special outings for the ten children that are living at H.O.M.E.

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Dual Passion: Music Industry & Supporting Children of Divorced Parents

Tammy Gallegos Daughtry

Tammy Gallegos Daughtry (BA, '92) has spent over 20 years working in the music industry in event planning.

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Creating a Great AUTxcape

Melina & Jordan Gipson

Though they studied different subjects while at HIU - Melina studied Elementary Education while planning to become a teacher and Jordan had studied Business Management - their love for the autistic community and servant leadership unite them in their latest project, and as a married couple.

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An Advocate for Affordable Housing

David Hahn

David Hahn's (FS '84) passion for helping low-income families in their search for affordable housing has led him on a fulfilling journey in "marketplace ministry."

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Holding out Hope

Paul Larsen

Paul Larsen (BA '96, MA '98) serves the Orange County community in remarkable ways. He both works with patients at the Juvenile Drug Court and runs a private practice in Tustin, CA.

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God's Character is Revealed Through Voices that are Overlooked

Kevin Mo-Wong

Alumnus and Co-founder of Solidarity urges Christians to listen to God in new ways.

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A Fresh Beginning for Orange County

Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson was first called to the ministry in 1974, working with youth groups in camps and serving churches in youth ministry. Bill has recently founded a ministry to the homeless of Orange County.

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Hope Graduate Recognized for Service to the Community

Tommy Nixon

Tommy Nixon (B.A. 2001) was named "One of the 25 Most Influential People in North Orange County" in the February/March 2007 edition of "North Orange County" magazine.

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On Fire for Saving Families

Rick Redding

Hope alumnus Rick Redding (MA '96) earned his master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1996.

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Angie Richey

"My time at HOPE was life-giving and transformational, setting me up for the extraordinary and fulfilling life I live today. The day we stop learning is the day we stop leading, living, and giving."

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HOPE for the Homeless

Michelle Simmer

As the homeless population in Solano County (Northern California) continues to rise, alumna Michelle Simmer's (MA '99) heart for this underserved population rises to help them.

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Strong - Inside and Out

Sarah Strong

"When I felt helpless, weightlifting reminded me how strong I really was. My physical toughness translated into a mental toughness."

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