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Scott Sweat
Scott SweatExecutive Director
As the executive director for David’s Hope, Scott sets the vision for our organization and rallies our volunteer team to execute it. He manages our day-to-day administration and activities and serves as the principal liaision to our ministry partners in the US & Kenya. Scott first met Pastor Steve & Mary in 2002 when he led a short-term mission team to Kenya. He and his wife, Susan, helped create David’s Hope after co-leading a mission team from their church to Kenya in late 2008. Since then Scott has returned several times on behalf of David’s Hope and continues to be passionate about impacting the lives of Kenyans for Christ. Scott is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force (retiring in September 2014) and also works part-time at Alpha Omega Group (AOG) Wealth Management as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). Scott lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his amazing wife and three wonderful children – Shelby (3), Pearson (2), and Anderson (8 months). They are active in their church community and enthusiastically pursue shared loves of travel and service.
Becca Spradlin
Becca SpradlinSustainability Advisor
Becca supports the sustainability efforts at David’s Hope. She has worked in the international development/microfinance industry for over 7 years and currently works at HOPE International. In 2008, she first visited Eburru, Kenya with the team that founded David’s Hope and has been volunteering ever since. She is a graduate of Grove City College with a masters in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins. Her top recommended read is When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor or Yourself. In 2013, Becca and her husband Phil moved to Lancaster, PA after many great years in the DC area.
Anjanette Flemming
Anjanette FlemmingMedical Ministry Advisor
Anjanette advises the David’s Hope leadership team on issues relating to medical programs. Professionally, Anjanette has been in health care for over 20 years, working with health plans and health care providers, and she holds a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University. She is currently a healthcare consultant advising public and private entities on health care delivery transformation and health care quality and patient safety. Anjanette first met Mary Njenga when she led a medical missions trip to Kenya in 2004. She renewed this friendship when the Njenga’s visited DC in 2010, and after talking with Mary about the medical clinic and current needs, she joined the David’s Hope team to work to make Mary’s hopes for the clinic a reality. She returns to Kenya periodically to assist with the clinic and assess future needs. Anjanette resides in Reston, VA with her puppy, Ben. Anjanette has also recently begun managing David’s Hope’s Facebook page.
Cindy Darnell
Cindy DarnellBusiness Operations Advisor
Cindy first went to Kenya in 2006 and always felt like she left a piece of her heart there so she went again in 2011. Cindy hopes to be able to go back to Eburru after she finishes the MBA program she is wrapping up in 2014. Cindy is the Director of Operations at a non-profit called Global Impact in Old Town Alexandria. Cindy is also on the board of her church, Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, Virginia. Cindy’s role as Business Operations Advisor allows her to apply what she’s learning in all her other roles for the benefit of David’s Hope. Cindy lives in Arlington with her black pug mix, Chloe and in the little free time available likes going to movies and enjoying live music.
Roxana Hudson
Roxana HudsonBoard Member
Roxana has had a heart for Africa for several years and first connected with David’s Hope in late 2011. She has since co-led two teams to Eburru. She was particularly struck by Mary (Pastor Steve’s wife) Njenga’s selfless dedication to improving circumstances in Eburru and bringing the message of God’s love to the people there. Rox has worked in education since the 1980s and she has a deep love of children everywhere. She and her husband Steve live in northern Virginia and have 2 grown kids and 3 beautiful grandkids. Rox loves serving people, traveling, and any time spent with her grandsons!
Michael Sweetland
Michael SweetlandDirector of Accounting / Finance
Michael leads the accounting/finance efforts for David’s Hope. He currently works in the for profit industry where he has held several accounting/finance roles over the last 15 years. Michael first met DHI’s ministry partner, Steve Njenga, in 2011 when he visited Eburru, Kenya as part of a short-term mission trip. He is looking forward to returning many more times to Eberru. Michael is interested in real estate investing and passionate about Christian missions. Michael grew up in Northern Virginia and currently lives in South Riding, VA and he is active in his local church.
Steve Hudson
Steve HudsonDHI Advisor
Steve learned of David’s Hope in 2011 when his wife, Roxana, started planning a group trip to Eburru for 2012. Rox’s passionate desire for Eburru, and especially for Pastor Steve & Mary Njenga, spurred Steve to join Rox on a DHI group to Eburru in 2013, where he immediately witnessed the power of God’s work. Steve lives in northern Virginia and has served in law enforcement for 30+ years. He and Roxana have two adult children and three amazing grandsons, and they are highly committed to their local church. Steve enjoys travel and reading, and he occasionally tries to hack a little white ball around beautiful green settings.
Kevin Wiley
Kevin WileyMarketing
Kevin leads the marketing efforts for David’s Hope. He currently works in the wireless telecom industry where he has held several sales related roles over the last 10 years. Kevin first met DHI’s ministry partner, Steve Njenga, in 2006 when he visited Eburru, Kenya as part of a short-term mission trip. Since then, he has returned several times on behalf of David’s Hope. Kevin is an avid photographer, and is passionate about both the visual and musical arts. Kevin grew up in DC metro area and currently lives in Reston, VA where he is active in his local church.
Rebecca Young
Rebecca YoungFundraising Coordinator
Rebecca Young helps coordinate fundraising efforts for David’s Hope. She currently works as a policy analyst for the federal government in Washington, D.C. Rebecca has long had a heart for alleviating global poverty, especially in Africa, and was extremely blessed by the opportunity to go to Eburru with DHI in the summer of 2013. She lives in northern Virginia and enjoys reading, traveling, and being involved in various ministries in her church.
Krista Cowan
Krista CowanMissions Coordinator
Krista travelled to Eburru in March 2013. One of the highlights of her trip was putting on a short Easter play with the children at the orphanage and school. In her role as Missions Coordinator, Krista enjoys helping prepare future DHI mission teams for serving abroad. She also helps to line up the teams’ interests and passions with the work on the ground. Krista is a third culture kid, having lived the first eighteen years of her life in France as the daughter of missionaries. She loves to travel and loves the arts. She currently attends All Nations DC anglican church. Krista teaches theater and film at a local boarding school for girls, and lives in McLean, VA.
Phil Spradlin
Phil SpradlinSpiritual Development Coordinator
When Pastor Steve came to visit he told us that while we pray to the Almighty God he sees victory in the mission field in Eburru. For this reason, Phil encourages others to pray regularly to Almighty God for his work to advance in Eburru, Kenya. Phil coordinates devotions for David’s Hope meetings and times of prayer. Professionally, he works in product marketing in the financial technology industry. Phil first met DHI’s ministry partner, Pastor Steve in 2009 when he visited Eburru, Kenya as part of a short-term mission trip. He treasures memories of the good news of Jesus being proclaimed in Eburru through the local church, school, medical clinic, video, street preaching, singing, visiting the bars and in people’s homes. Phil enjoys meeting new people and sleeping in on Saturday mornings. He grew up in Lynchburg, VA and now lives with his wife Becca in Lancaster, PA.
Cindy Darnell
Cindy DarnellBusiness Operations Advisor
Cindy first went to Kenya in 2006 and always felt like she left a piece of her heart there so she went again in 2011. Cindy hopes to be able to go back to Eburru after she finishes the MBA program she is wrapping up in 2014. Cindy is the Director of Operations at a non-profit called Global Impact in Old Town Alexandria. Cindy is also on the board of her church, Restoration Anglican Church in Arlington, Virginia. Cindy’s role as Business Operations Advisor allows her to apply what she’s learning in all her other roles for the benefit of David’s Hope. Cindy lives in Arlington with her black pug mix, Chloe and in the little free time available likes going to movies and enjoying live music.
Fred Baerenz
Fred BaerenzBoard Member
Susan Sweat
Susan SweatDHI Advisor
Dustin Smith
Dustin SmithDirector of Marketing