Our Staff

Despain Family

Darin and Haley Despain and their three boys Caleb, Aaron and Josh have a deep love for the people of the Dominican Republic. Their heart is to raise up and equip missionaries to take the gospel to the nations as they lead our base.


Harolin Ortiz

Harolin graduated from our first DTS and immediately joined the staff team.  She manages Homes of Hope correspondence, administration and media.


Dalberg Family

Branden & Val Dalberg have a heart to help equip and support missionaries who are living out the Great Commission.  Branden works in maintenance and building while Val helps with hospitality. We all enjoy having their son Titus with us too.


Ramirez Family

Jonathan and Marina are serving in our Homes of Hope ministry. Jonathan is an “A Builder” and local materials coordinator and Marina is a gifted translator and host.  


Junior Batista

Junior is leading our King’s Kids camps and has a desire  to see God’s love transform the lives of others. He helps with the DTS and in the area of media.

Rhyann MacKay

Rhyann MacKay is from northern Canada and enjoys organizing and hosting people on our base. She has a huge heart to serve the people of the Dominican Republic.


Maricela Reyes

Marisela Reyes, a graduate from our second DTS, is serving on our base by cooking and planning meals. She loves hosting ministry teams and is studying to be a nurse.


Lucel Luis

Lucel Luis is one of our local staff and graduated from his DTS here. He is a tremendous help in the area of maintenance and has a heart for business as missions.


Jean Carlos Ramirez

Jean Carlos Ramirez is from Santo Domingo and loves to bring hope to families through the Homes of Hope program. His passion is reaching youth with the gospel.


Ricardo Nuñez

Ricardo completed his DTS at our base in 2018.Coming to us from Mexico, he loves building houses with Homes of Hope and serving others in practical ways. 


Dakota Kautz

Dakota is from Florida. After participating in three house builds, she attended our DTS in 2018. Dakota has a heart to bring hope to the hopeless. She serves the base in hospitality and with her administrative abilities.


Yokaira Jimenez

Yokaira Jimenez,  is from San Pedro de Macoris, graduated from our DTS, is serving on our base by  helping cooking and planning meals.


Clayton Hodges

Clayton Hodges is from Vancouver, Canada. He has a passion for Homes of Hope and a heart for missions. He found his love for Homes of Hope in 2017. Since then God has called him back as a full-time staff.


Emmanuel Faustin

Emmanuel served on our base for many years. He has a call of God to serve the people of Mexico and has moved there to pursue that. You can still give a donation through the link below.

  • Email
  • Phone
    Toll Free 1 (866) 430-1014
  • Address
    Juventud Con Una Misión
    Calle del Sol #24
    Juan Dolio
    Dominican Republic