How do you transition from implementing a non-profit program in underserved contexts to equipping the local Church to own, lead and grow a vibrant and sustained ministry? At HOPE International, we’re learning that communities flourish when we ask ourselves, our Church partners and those we serve, “what has God placed in your hands?”

Christine serves as the Business Development Director for HOPE International (HOPE). She graduated with a master’s in public administration (MPA) from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2010. Her professional background includes over 20 years of experience providing financial services in the private sector as well as corporate management.  For the past six years she has focused her time and talents in micro-economic development. She is passionate about serving families living in poverty and seeing the church equipped to holistically serve its members.

Charity rarely provides long-term solutions for families living in poverty but often creates dependency and hopelessness.  In contrast HOPE International invests in the dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as they proclaim and live the Gospel.  They come alongside men and women, providing discipleship, biblically based training, a safe place to save, and small loans that empower them to provide for their families and give back to their communities.  The HOPE International network consists of microfinance institutions and savings and credit associations working throughout Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.  Click here to learn more about HOPE International