Living Hope for Honduras has the good fortune of a devoted family of staff largely located in Honduras. The real work of Living Hope is performed by these dedicated men and women, who are qualified, capable, and oversee day-to-day operations.

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Pablo and Nancy Padilla, contributing staff members of Living Hope for Honduras

Pablo & Nancy Padilla


Dir., Spiritual Development, Education & Construction

Pablo Padilla was hired in May 1996 as a contractor to build the church in Gualaco. He met Bob and Wade Walters and Keith Pinson.  As a result of their relationship, he began attending the church and committed his life to Christ.

In 1998 he entered the Bible School of Honduras and graduated as an instructor of the Gospel.  He was called to work as director of a children’s home in Capiro. He returned to Gualaco to preach in Jicalapa, work on construction of the church in Pacura and served as a Bible teacher.  In September 2008, he joined Living Hope as Director of Church Missions.   He counsels preachers and oversees benevolence in the 14 churches financially supported by Living Hope. He also oversees the work of the preachers, compiles timely reports and handles all emergencies, special needs, and construction projects.

Because of Covid-19, there are major food shortages among the communities we serve. Supporters answered the appeal for help and as a result, over 600 families received relief.  The food delivery program was organized by Pablo and assisted by ministers of Living Hope and local youth groups.

Pablo’s wife, Nancy, works with vulnerable youth in the church.  Nancy is an important part of Living Hope, working with Pablo to face new challenges every day.  She serves as the Head of the Kitchen at the compound adjacent to the church, providing all meals for every volunteer group that comes to work for Living Hope.  Needless to say, visitors love it when Nancy rings the bell for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

House Parents for Nanny’s Casa, contributing staff members of Living Hope for Honduras

Naman Ariel Izaguirre & Olga Eunice Martinez


Directors of Esperenza Viva

Naman Ariel Izaguirre and his wife, Olga Eunice Martinez (pictured with their 5-year-old son, Jonael) serve as Directors of &#161Esperanza Viva! (our children's homes).

Naman studied theology at Baxter Institute in Tegucigalpa, graduating with a degree in Theology in 2017.  He expected to become a preacher, but his passion and work history has been to work in children’s homes, which he believes God has called him to do. He worked mainly with boys before and now girls, which he says “is different and has many challenges.  I believe that providing love to all these girls, working together with them and guiding them in everything they undertake is a source of pride and a blessing for us.”

Olga wanted to study Microbiology at the university, but when her parents separated, her mother was left alone with 6 children. Olga gave up her dream of college and went to work. She soon enrolled in a nursing program where she graduated and began working at a Surgical Medical Center. Her medical training has been very useful in her role as house parent.  Both Naman and Olga truly parent the girls, helping with their education, spiritual development, teaching them interpersonal skills and developing their individual talents. The girls have shown interest in baking, reading, sewing, and sports, all with the potential for a career path.

Rogelio Alberto Espinal Cruz, contributing staff member of Living Hope for Honduras

Rogelio Alberto & Damaris Espinal Cruz


House Parents for Casa de Lynn

Rogelio Alberto Espinal Cruz and his wife Damaris serve as House Parents for Casa de Lynn. Rogelio previously served as Manager of Maintenance for Living Hope properties. He is originally from Choluteca in southern Honduras and is a graduate of the University of Jose Cecilio del Valle (UJCV).  He is a skilled electrician, learning this and other construction skills from his father. He is married to Damaris Gabriela Izaguire Exquivel, also a graduate of UJCV.

Rogelio and Damaris have been married 10 years and have a 9-year-old daughter, Rut Alejandra.
Before coming to Living Hope Damaris sold clothes in her own store and Rogelio was a taxi driver. Both Rogelio and Damaris worked with the Church of Christ in Choluteca as instructors of the youth. Damaris became the director of the church's Sunday school program and served as church administrator.  She has also served as a substitute instructor for Jovenes en Camino. Life has taught them to work hard and trust God! They are highly motivated to serve with Living Hope. They are impressed with how many families are blessed by the work, especially girls who need love, care, and protection.  They say that “working with Living Hope is a dream for us which God is fulfilling today.” Damaris and Rogelio are in training to become house parents in Lynn’s Casa when it opens.

Photo of Chase Froud, appointed as Director of Development for Living Hope For Honduras in early 2022.

Chase Froud

United States

Executive Director

The Living Hope Board is very pleased to announce the addition of Chase Froud to the Living Hope staff.  Chase graduated from Crowley’s Ridge College and Harding University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in missions, and a Master’s of Divinity. He also studied Conflict Management at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN where he resides with his wife, Briana and three children (Evan, Abigail, & Miles).

Chase has extensive experience in missions, including 3 years as part of a mission team in Arequipa, Peru. While there, his family participated in a small house church network and were expert volunteers and board members with the Christian Urban Development Association, a non-profit focused on justice and well-being in the city of Arequipa.  Prior to the work in Peru, he worked with River City Ministry in North Little Rock, AR, where he was able to develop relationships with those experiencing homelessness, and learned more about the culture of poverty and how to address it. Most recently Chase was the Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment at Lipscomb University where he recruited students for the Hazelip School of Theology and the Lanier Center for Archeology.

As Executive Director, Chase will be the voice of Living Hope in the US, building relationships that lead to support for the mission. He will also host groups who partner with Living Hope and travel to Honduras often. Chase is available to speak throughout the US and Honduras, spreading the word about our work and those we serve. Feel free to contact Chase at


Emil Galeas, Farm Manager in Honduras for Living Hope for Honduras.

Emil Galeas


Farm Manager

We are very excited to welcome Emil to our staff family! He will be managing operations at the Living Hope farm. More detail is forthcoming about Emil and his talents, so please check back!

Danielle Gravly, contributing staff member of Living Hope for Honduras

Danielle Gravley

United States

Administrative Assistant to the Board Chair

Danielle Gravly serves as Administrative Assistant to the Chair of the Board of Directors. In this role, she creates financial reports, data for fundraising, and keeps records for the Student Scholarship Program. Danielle has a degree in Mathematics from the University of West Georgia and has taught at the high school level. She and her husband lived in Honduras for three years shortly after their marriage, where they “fell in love” with the people and the country. They worked for the International School of Tegucigalpa; her husband also served as a pastoral intern for the church they attended.  Danielle brings both her skills and her passion to the ministry.

Mario & Lucia, houseparents for Nanny's Casa in Honduras.

Mario & Lucia Rivera


House Parents for Nanny's Casa

We here at Living Hope are very excited to welcome our newest house parents for Nanny's Casa. Mario & Lucia bring much devotion and their own special skills in caring for our girls. Check back soon as we will be posting more information about their new role!

Victor A. Sanchez, contributing staff member of Living Hope for Honduras

Victor A. Sanchez


Honduran Financial Director

Victor A. Sanchez is Honduran Financial Director for Living Hope. He interfaces with the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors to disperse and account for funds locally as needed.  Victor graduated from the university in Tegucigalpa in Public Accounting and Finance because of a Living Hope scholarship.  After graduating, he worked for a logistics company and then the Honduran government Servicio de Income Administration.

Victor also teaches Mathematics at Nanny’s Casa, as many of the girls are home schooled. Most arrive at the home below grade level or have never attended school. Victor is testament to the Living Hope philosophy of educating people who will stay and improve their country.