Cherise and Josiah are a real answer to prayer. They come to us with a wide range of ministry experiences – Cherise attended Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia and worked in a women’s addiction recovery center in Edmonton, and Josiah worked with Youth For Christ in Nigeria, YWAM in Medicine Hat, and Hope Mission in Edmonton. They met in 2014 in Edmonton through a mutual friend, got married in May 2015, and relocated to Vancouver this fall. They are a calm and steady presence, and we are thrilled to have them on board!
What brought you to the Inner Hope community?
Cherise: “Both Josiah and I wanted a home that served as a place of refuge for youth or anyone who doesn’t have refuge in their own home. When we came across the posting for the House Parents role, it was almost a perfect fit for what we would eventually do once we owned our own home. In getting to know more about what Inner Hope does for inner city youth and the quality of all the programs they offer, we knew we wanted to be a part of it. We are most looking forward to developing relationships with youth that will hopefully serve to encourage and empower them to grow into their God-given potential.”