1. How does your role at Restore Hope help churches on mission?
I love the Church, the bride of Christ. I believe in the core vision of Restore Hope that desires to help the Church answer the call, mission and purpose of God in this generation. Whatever God calls us to do in that regard, I want us to do. It is amazing to be a part of that, and I am in every role I have had, do have and will have at Restore Hope. To God be the glory!
2. What qualifies you to play the role you play for Restore Hope?
I could say that what qualifies me to serve as Restore Hope’s Director of Business Services is my corporate business background, which includes serving as a financial administrator for an arbitration and mediation business, as a paralegal in the legal field, as an asset manager in the financial services industry and as a hedge-fund manager for a mortgage corporation.
I could say that what qualifies me is how involved I’ve been over my lifetime in the missions life of the Church with a heart for advancing the kingdom.
However, what really qualifies me to play my role for Restore Hope is God’s calling and my willingness to be available and obedient.
3. If you have another job besides Restore Hope, what is your title and what do you do?
Yes of course I do! In my family, community, with college students, young adults and with cross-cultural workers, I am a family member, discipler, mentor, friend, student and minister. We have lots of fun, walking together, being challenged and transformed, learning to grow in Christ, working towards personal holiness and how to better share the love of God with others.
4. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love reading the Bible, spending time alone with God and reflecting on the beauty of His creation.
I love teaching and leading Bible studies for college students and young adults, as well as hosting dinners to build community.
I love horses — taking care of them, riding them, training them and mentoring college students while we train/ride the horses together.
5. What is your favorite missions quote?
“The way of trust is a movement into obscurity, into the undefined, into ambiguity, not into some predetermined, clearly delineated plan for the future. The next step discloses itself only out of a discernment of God acting in the desert of the present moment. The reality of naked trust is the life of a pilgrim who leaves what is nailed down, obvious, and secure, and walks into the unknown without any rational explanation to justify the decision or guarantee the future. Why? Because God has signaled the movement and offered it his presence and his promise.” — Brennan ManningContact Miriam