Dave Nothhelfer, CHAI

Before serving internationally, Dave worked in marine ecology, biotech, and organic farming. He came to faith in 2001 and is now serving in the Philippines with CHAI (Community Hopes Alternatives, Inc.).

Together with CHAI, Dave is hoping to start a missional movement for Jesus among the poor in the Philippines— discipling the lost, raising up leaders, and transforming marginalized communities to reach their God-given potential. CHAI seeks to do this through implementing programs which address the root causes of poverty, including literacy and educational support, nutrition and organic farming, and values and leadership training.

Dave is currently fundraising in the U.S. in partnership with the New Horizons Foundation. His project is called Empowering Communities of Hope Project, and you can visit the project’s page to donate toward it.

If you’d like to learn more about Dave’s ministry, please email him.

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Kelsey Verrill, YWAM San Francisco

Kelsey serves with YWAM San Francisco in the Discipleship Training School, while also coordinating YWAM's food pantry program, which provides food for over 300 households in the Tenderloin.

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Joanna Clark, Young Life San Francisco

Joanna works with high schoolers through Young Life San Francisco and loves how they ask real questions about life, pretend like they know everything, and are down for pretty much anything.

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Daniel Lai, Young Life San Francisco

Daniel has been on staff with Young Life San Francisco since 2014, and he dreams of every teenager in San Francisco having the opportunity to meet Jesus.

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