Board

  • Gregg Hall, Chair
  • Michael Sophie, Vice Chair
  • Craig Kelley, Secretary
  • Alan Breese, Treasurer
  • Lisa Risdal, Executive Director
  • Kay Whitaker, member
  • Jack Hoffmann, member
  • Ken Raskin, member

staff

  • Lisa Risdal, Executive Director
  • Christie Griffith, Family Services Director
  • Becki Darnell, Retail Operations Director
  • Jackie Turner, Ministry Outreach & Counseling Services

what's in a name

The name originated from the song “Acres of Hope” by recording artists Shane and Shane . The concept for the song is based on the Book of Hosea in the Old Testament where a woman, Hosea’s wife, strays into a destructive lifestyle. In this touching story, Hosea is called by God to buy her out of slavery and restore her as his wife. The result is a clear picture of God’s love for each of us, and His desire to bring new life and restoration despite our bad choices. Acres of Hope is a place of restoration, healing, and grace. It provides the opportunity for destructive patterns to be turned around and hope to be restored.

Therefore I am now going to allure her.
I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.
There I will give her back her vineyards and will make
the Valley of Achor (trouble) a door of Hope.
There she will sing as in the days of her youth.
~Hosea 2:14-15