John Keane is the president of the Keane Insurance Group, an insurance agency based in Saint Louis, Missouri, specializing in professional liability insurance for physicians. John and his wife have eight children and two grandchildren. John has also been an elder in his church for many years.
Les has been the Executive Director of the Hope Community Project since the beginning in 2010. He provides organizational oversight in Haiti and in the States. A large part of Les’ time is spent in strategic planning and interaction with US partners as well as the team in Haiti. Les has served as Pastor of various churches from 1987-1999 and is an elder in a PCA church as well as an ordained Baptist minister. He and his wife Helen have five children and seven grandchildren.
Luke & Julie Brouwer
Field Director and Medical Coordinator
Luke is the Field Director for the Hope Community Project and Julie is the Medical Coordinator and oversees the medical clinic. Luke is the big picture guy. Julie is the every little detail gal. It works (usually!). Luke and Julie met at Kuyper College (then Reformed Bible College) in Michigan. They moved to St. Louis where Luke earned Master of Divinity and Master of Counseling degrees from Covenant Seminary. Luke had directed a non-profit ministry and worked as a counselor for the previous six years. Julie had worked for The Keane Insurance Group since moving to St. Louis in 2002 and with Hope Community Project since 2011. They have four kids, Micah (b. 2003), Chloe (b. 2005), Jude (b. 2007), and Moses (b. 2014). They moved to Haiti June 23, 2014.
Caitlin is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has traveled on many mission teams to Mexico, serving in eye glass clinics and at Door of Faith Orphanage. She came to Haiti for the first time in March 2016. Caitlin taught 3rd grade for two years in Missouri Public Schools and now comes to serve as the homeschool teacher for the Brouwer kids. She enjoys reading, baking and spending quality time with her friends. While she knows a lot of Spanish, she is looking forward to learning Creole.
Advisor & Translator
Joseph, or simply “Volcy” as he prefers, brings our much needed Haiti experience to the team. Volcy was himself orphaned at a young age and lived in a tent by himself for several years. Determined to not be another child casualty, Volcy worked hard and sought opportunities to advance his situation. He eventually was hired by Mission of Hope and later The Global Orphan Project. The Lord brought a wonderful lady, Jamith, into his life. The Volcy’s have sweet Bailie and Samuel. Volcy runs our Saturday Kid’s program outreach and assists with the HOPE Education Project. He advises HOPE in important ways about Haiti and assists with managing our translators. His gifts are many! You can read more of Volcy’s story story here.
Medical Information Coordinator
Currently a stay-at-home wife to Mark and mom of three, Nicole spent her first several years out of college working as a registered nurse in Emergency departments and ICUs. She is excited to have the opportunity to combine her skills and love for orphans as the Medical Information Coordinator for HOPE. Nicole has travelled to Haiti twice and looks forward to her next trip in March, 2015 along with her 11-year-old son, Owen. Nicole compiles the health information for all volunteers who travel with HOPE and is available anytime to discuss questions or concerns about medical or vaccine issues related to travel to Haiti!
Graphic & Video Designer
Wes studied multimedia design in college and has aspired, all of his life, to cartoon and create. He’s the fifth child of eleven kids and is the son of Anglican minister Sam Murrell. He’s uncle to ten children and is the younger twin in the first of two sets of twins.