DHI Leadership:

Scott Sweat

Founder and President

As the Founder and President of 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 liaison to our ministry partners in the US and Kenya.

Susan Sweat

Director of Volunteers and Administration

Susan was on the team that created David’s Hope in 2009 and has worked in a variety of roles as the organization has grown. She currently serves as the Director of Volunteers and Administration.

Michael Sweetland

Director of Finance and Accounting

Mike Sweetland was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended James Madison University where he obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of accounting with small to midsize businesses in both the for profit and not for profits sectors. Mike has been involved in mission work both domestically and internationally including two trips to Eburru, Kenya (2011 and 2014). He has been volunteering with David’s Hope International since 2012 and was elected to the Board in 2019.

David Marrow

Board Member

Born a son and grandson of missionaries and having lived on the mission field in Ecuador with his parents, Dave has always had a heart for missions. He received computer training in the Navy and has worked in the technology field for over thirty years. He, like others on the David’s Hope team, is using the skills that God has given him to help with David’s Hope efforts. His technical experience is used to assist with managing the David’s Hope web site and implementing technology at the schools in Eburru, including computers, networking and connecting the schools to the internet. He will tell you that every time he goes to Eburru he sees what a special place it is to God and that he is in the perfect will of God there.

Anita Parker

Board Member

Anita Parker is a seasoned fundraising professional whose experience spans more than 25 years. A native Washingtonian, Anita’s fundraising career has taken her to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the United Negro College Fund, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. She has served as the senior director for resource development with an association management company where she created and executed strategic fundraising plans for multiple clients, generating support from corporations, foundations and individual sources toward missions and conferences. Since 2016, she’s been the Director of Development with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network where she’s responsible for raising funds toward bladder cancer education, advocacy and research. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, reading, cooking and entertaining. With an interest in health and fitness, she has been a spinning instructor for ten years and is a Certified Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise.

Rannveig Fredheim

DHI Missionary in Kenya

Rannveig’s first trip to Eburru was in 2014. She fell in love with the people and the program of Camp Brethren and went back many times until 2019 when she packed up all her earthly belongings, said goodbye to her two daughters and family and went to Eburru to live. She immediately started work on building a mission house on the high school grounds, which she moved into recently.

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