Since coming to Jericho Road in 2010, I’ve found that it is more than a workplace - it is where I get to share life with some amazing co-workers, committed volunteers and very courageous men in our recovery community. I think of myself as an idealist – someone who sees the potential in others. In that way, I embrace my name “Hope” because I hold on to the hope that God can and will restore all things. As the Executive Director of Jericho Road, I get to be part of God’s restorative plan to see every person affected by addiction and mental illness living in hope, healing & community.
Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
Phone: 613-567-5134 ext. 1
Start Date: November 2010
Favourite Food: Dark chocolate (preferably combined with nuts or marshmallow). For me, dark chocolate is part of a full life.
Director of Addictions
Everything is possible with God. As hard as I’ve tried to live my life without him, it was fruitless and without meaning or purpose, a life run on self-will turns to chaos pretty quickly, not to mention the accompanying loneliness.
Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. My old life is gone and my new life has begun. I don't know where God will lead me but I do know that it will be a life filled with laughter, purpose and meaning, a life where I can help others and they will help me and I can finally be the best father I can be for my son. I don't know what God has in store for me along this journey but I know it will be exciting and well worth living.
Phone: 613-567-5134 ext. 2
Start Date: August 2012
Favourite Food: My wife Laureen's, from scratch, spring rolls.
Director of Operations and Second Stage
As the Director of Operations and 2nd Stage Program, my role includes supporting the men who have graduated from our Addiction Treatment Program and overseeing the operations (supplies, food, donations) for all of the Jericho Road homes. I am part of the Al Anon fellowship and find I get a lot of encouragement and guidance from following the program. One of my life goals is to do more travelling and explore new places.
This is one of the verses I seem to go back to over and over, no matter what circumstance I am in.
Jeremiah 30:15 “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”
Phone: 613-567-5134 ext. 3
Start Date: January 2015
Favourite Food: Definitely ice cream, and I never have trouble finding an excuse to have some!
God rescued me in jail. After serving my sentence he led me to Jericho Road for the 9-month addictions recovery program. I volunteered for a year afterward and was offered a full-time position. I’ve been working with Jericho for over 4 years as a house supervisor in the same program I found recovery through. My passion is to encourage and counsel men through their recovery journey as they receive freedom from Christ Jesus. Through Jericho, God has shown me how to live an abundant life. To add to everything God has already done in my life, I met my wife through our church community and recently got married. Together, we are devoted to help people meet and follow Jesus wholeheartedly.
My Life Verse: Matthew 6:33 NLT
"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously and he will give you everything you need."
Start Date: May 2015 (Volunteer)
May 2016 (Full-Time Staff)
Favourite Food: Stir-fry and bacon are the best parts of a wholesome lifestyle.
I am the night house supervisor at Jericho Road Discipleship House. I spent many years trying to get clean and sober from drugs and alcohol on my own and went through numerous treatment centers with no success. It wasn't until I found Jesus Christ as my higher power and fully surrendered to a twelve step program that I was able to get any lengthy sobriety. In three years since, God has given me more than I could ever ask for.
I am grateful that God never gave up on me. I feel a calling to go out and look for the one lost sheep so that all are safe. I have a strong passion to help people recover and bring Jesus to people.
One scripture I hold close to my heart is Luke 15: 4-7.
Start Date: August 2018
Favourite Food: Desert. Yep, pretty much any kind.
Alan Solheim P.H.D., Chair, Management Consultant
Doug Sprunt, Spiritual Director, One Way Ministries, Pastor
Dan Klein R.O., Treasurer, Owner & Operator of Klein Optical
Brian Wall, Electrical Engineer
Linda Sprunt, Pastor
Jenny Ross, Elementary School Teacher
Jon Ruby, Pastor & Social Entrepreneur
Dennis Nazarenko, Founder of Cardinalus Corporate Consulting