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Darice Baird joined Hope Within as an administrative assistant in 2022. Darice has previously worked in administration and development in several local ministries, including Hope Within from 2013-2015. She is married to her college sweetheart, Andy, and the mother of four amazing daughters. They attend Living Water Community Church in Harrisburg, PA, and volunteer together as a family with local organizations to serve refugee and immigrant families. They enjoy spending time together outside camping and hiking. Darice also enjoys baking, sewing, and reading.
Jo Davidson joined the Hope Within team in the summer of 2019. Jo is the wife to Brad, mom to her seven children, Emily, Benjamin, Caleb, James, Grace, Ellie and Jenny, and “Josie” to her four grandchildren, Amelia, Bini, Saoirse, and Poppy. This crew is the great love of her heart! Jo graduated from Messiah College’s nursing program with a BSN. After working six years in various NICUs on the east coast she took a long break to be a full-time wife and mama. Three years ago Jo felt a pull to re-enter the nursing field and found the gift of Harrisburg’s Beacon Clinic where she fell in love with their diverse population and its unique challenges. She fully believes that those three years prepared her to step into the head nursing role at Hope Within. Her goal is to love and serve the people in the broader Lancaster, Dauphin and Lebanon County areas well as she puts hands and feet to her faith and she considers it an honor to do so. Besides enjoying all things “family” Jo enjoys reading, walking, talking and coffee with her girlfriends, and traveling.
Dr. Elena Guk joined Hope Within Ministries in 2019. She resides in Mechanicsburg with her husband Alex. They have been married for 19 years and have four wonderful children, Emily, Timothy, Michael, and Diana. Her family attends the Slavic Evangelical Church of York. Her family loves the Lord and enjoys glorifying God with talents that God gave them.
Dr. Keller joined Hope Within Ministries in 2019. He resides in Hershey with his wife Laurie. Together they share 3 adult children, Ellie, Ethan, and Maggie. Dr. Keller practices Family Medicine full time at Lebanon Valley Family Medicine. Dave graduated from Penn State University College of Medicine in 1992 and Harrisburg Hospital Family Medicine Residency in 1995. Dr. Keller is serving at Hope Within because of a lifelong desire to “extend a cup of cold water” in Christ’s name to those society has left behind. Dr. Keller and his family worship together at Grace Point Palmyra Evangelical Free Church.
Christine resides in Elizabethtown. She attends Hope Community Church which is where she was introduced to Hope Within Ministries.
After 18 years in the health insurance industry, Christine sold her insurance agency and earned her certification as a certified international health coach. She now has a health and nutrition coaching practice, New Day Coaching. She also volunteers as a health and nutrition coach at Hope Within Ministries. She believes through Hope Community Church and volunteering at Hope Within Ministries that God lead her to this position as Director of Development as a way to further serve Him.
Christine loves spending time with her family (especially her perfect grandchildren) and friends. She enjoys walking, hiking, kayaking, as well as traveling. She believes that God has made a beautiful world and wants to explore as much of it as possible. Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Martin first joined Hope Within as Business Manager in 2005 when the clinic was being renovated prior to opening in 2006. She resigned in 2019 and rejoined Hope Within in 2021. Brenda works full time for High Company LLC as Manager of Applications and Development Group and is the Bookkeeper for World Without Orphans Global. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Messiah College, a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Lancaster Bible College and a Masters of Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University Capital College. Brenda is a member of Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Mount Joy, PA and is actively involved in Youth and Missions. In her free time, Brenda enjoys travel, reading, hiking and time with friends.
Anne Marie first joined HW in 2012 as the office manager. In early 2018 she temporarily left HW for personal reasons, but in January 2019 she was invited to return to HW as the Chief Operating Officer. She was appointed Executive Director in October 2019. Anne Marie has served the majority of her adult career in Christian Ministry in a variety of settings; Church staff, Christian Theater and Christian schools and she has extensive experience with overseeing large teams to accomplish big tasks. Anne Marie worked as a nurse for 10 years prior to leaving the profession to raise her children. Though she has not maintained her nursing license, her experience in the medical field has been a great asset to her as she serves the community via Hope Within. Anne Marie has been married to her husband, Brad for 32 years, together they have two adult children, Bradley and Brendan. The McAlester Family worships together at Grace Point Palmyra Evangelical Free Church. Annemarie.email@example.com
Tina Nissly joined the Hope Within Ministries team in January 2019, accepting the role of Dental Program Coordinator for Hope Within Dental. She resides in the Mount Joy area. Tina has two amazing children who she loves to spend her time with, a daughter, Bethanie and a son, Ty who is married to his lovely wife, Hadas. They have two beautiful daughters Trinity and Lillyana. Tina worships and loves the Lord Jesus Christ and attends the Worship Center in Leola. She is active with Women’s Bible study and is on the Hospitality and Guest team. Tina is a 1992 Dental Hygiene graduate from Pennsylvania College of Technology. Tina currently practices full time as a registered dental hygienist at, Cornerstone Dental Health in Lemoyne. Tina has her Public Health Dental Hygiene Practitioner license along with her Expanded Function Dental Assistant License. For over seven years she ministered and was employed in a local free dental clinic in Lancaster County as the Dental Director. Her passions are sharing the Lord Jesus Christ with the patients and the volunteers. Tina also equips the team in prayer and encourages others to trust and watch how God provides for the people He wants to have served through the means of Dentistry. She has served in Peru on a Medical/Dental mission trip. She also enjoys helping to collaborate, develop and operate dental programs for those who are in need of services but more importantly in need of Christ Jesus. It is a beautiful way to see smiles and hearts transformed for His Kingdom.
Becky previously served as head nurse at Hope Within until resigning in 2019. In 2021, she rejoined our staff to help us provide for our ever expanding medical needs. Becky has been married to her husband Danny for over 22 years. They have three daughters, Julianna, 20, Ava, 18, and Saylor, 3. The family also has two dogs. She is a Member of Crossroads Brethren In Christ Church in Mount Joy, where she enjoys being a member of the worship team. Becky likes to read, crochet, and sing. Currently working as a school nurse, with a background in labor & delivery and a doctor’s office, she brings a welcome diversity to our team.