Hope for San Diego
changes lives

We hope for San Diego

Can you imagine a city where all people thrive? A city where everyone sleeps in a warm bed at night? A city where all children are safely nurtured in healthy families? A city where neighbors welcome strangers with open arms? That’s the vision of Hope for San Diego—a renewed city where even the most vulnerable thrive.

Working toward that vision means Hope for San Diego walks into the shadows of our city to be the hands and feet of hope to those who need it most.

Our Mission

In light of Christ’s love, Hope for San Diego engages our community to care for and invest in our under-served neighbors.

Our Values

  • Hopeful Presence

    We embrace hope for the community we call home, serving out of gratitude for the abundance of Christ's grace and mercy.

  • Holistic Renewal

    Human brokenness extends to all aspects of life, so renewal must address the needs of the whole person—social, emotional, economic, physical, and spiritual.

  • Love for the City

    We acknowledge the beauty and brokenness of San Diego, demonstrating our faith through active service.

  • Thoughtful Investment

    We desire to be a trusted catalyst for lasting change, making long-term investments as we seek transformed lives and a renewed city.

  • Collaboration

    We empower people and churches to pursue common goals alongside non-profit organizations that are creating opportunities for the most vulnerable to thrive.

Board of Directors

Sue Pyke
Board Chair
Herman Chang
Board Member
Susie Fikse
Executive Director
Conyee Lim
Board Member
Katherine Schoneman
Board Member
Lucas Karasch
Board Member
Ben Hester
Board Member
Yong Kim
Board Member

Staff

Susie Fikse
Executive Director
Alec Ostapovicz
Community Engagement Director

Church Partners