Brett was called to ministry after serving 20 years in the building trade industry. After involvement with "Restored 2 Life" church beginning in 2005, Brett volunteered at Center of Hope for two years before being hired as Ministry Assistant. He served the Center with management of programs and finance. During this part-time job, Brett continued his education obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Brett then attended Sioux Falls Seminary for two years, earning a Certificate of Theology in 2010. Since then, Brett has been a full time staff member as Ministry Director.
Calvin Ver Mulm
I joined the Center of Hope staff as its Development Officer in September 2015. I have also served at Jackson County Ministries in Kentucky, Countryside Camp and Conference Center in Ontario, and Inspiration Hills in Iowa. I felt privileged to serve as a board member before being on staff, and look forward to seeing how God can use me to bless others in this role.
Native American Outreach Coordinator
Brian Narcomey hails from the Seminole/Seneca Nations of Oklahoma. Besides heading the Native American Outreach for the Center, Brian is a skilled artist and designer, with a BFA degree. Brian's art adorns the walls and niches of the Center. He has years of experience in drug and alcohol counseling and has a associates degree in drug and alcohol counseling (Level 1). Brian is always ready to talk to people who need advice.
Pastor/Bike Ministry Coordinator
John has joined the Center of Hope staff as our Bike Ministry Coordinator in February of 2016. John is a former Center of Hope board member and has been in Youth Ministry. He is married and has 5 children. He has had a love for riding and working on bikes for many years, and a passion for sharing Christ. It is a great combination for his new role. Stop up in the Bike shop for a visit and to see him in action.
Faith Community Nursing Coordinator
Maddie joined the Center of Hope staff as the Faith Community Nursing Coordinator in December 2015. Maddie graduated with her ASN from USD and BSN from Oklahoma Wesleyan. She brings 20 years of street EMS and 14 years of nursing experience to Center of Hope. It is Maddie's desire to carry out her passions for serving and ministering to those in need as God cares for each of his children. Maddie and her husband, Pastor Milt, have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
Bike Mechanic and Trainer
Steve Johnson is a Sioux Falls resident. Steve has a passion for bicycles, and has his own three wheeler bike that he rides for recreation. This shows the persistence of Steve, who is a double amputee. Steve helps us in training new volunteers on what our expectations are for a bike that we will offer in our Care Center.
Volunteer Coordinator, Care Center Assistant and Holiday Clearing House Coordinator
Randi Helder joined the Center of Hope team because of her desire to share the knowledge of God's love and salvation with others. She considers it a privilege to meet, grow, share and even pray with the people who come to the Center, some she counts as good friends. Randi earned a degree is in elementary education, but she also has been educated by life lessons and from having the benefit of learning from lots of Bible teachers, including her husband Gary and their two grown sons, Tyson and Kyle.
Volunteer Clothing Ministry
Joanne is a volunteer who has given many hours of service to our Clothing Ministry, that is offered in the Care Center. Joanne does sorting and pricing, and is in charge of the backroom where all this happens. Joanne has also become a board member and is currently serving her first term. Thanks Joanne!
Bike Ministry Assistant
Adam joined the Center of Hope team at the end of June 2016. He is a recent Dordt College graduate who graduated with a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and Missions & Evangelism and a minor in Sociology. He grew up in Ames, Iowa. He is married to Michaela Hofer, and they are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child. He feels privileged to serve at the Center of Hope because it is the perfect environment to tell people the good news of Jesus Christ and to serve the people of Sioux Falls in the name of Jesus. He is planning on attending seminary this coming spring.