We are excited to welcome our new Executive Director Doug Campbell!
Doug began work in September. He is passionate about serving at Hope, knowing that everyone who walks through our doors is met with joy, dignity and the hope of Christ. “And that’s unique,” he says. “There are few places where the whole person is ministered to in the way that Hope does.”
Doug is a native of Detroit who left to study Art History at Kenyon College in Ohio. While there, he began to truly explore his own faith and beliefs. This began a journey that would eventually lead him to love and serve Jesus Christ, a decision that would change his life forever. It was while he was working as a development officer in Ohio that he first started feeling called to ministry. Following the call, Doug enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary.
As part of his seminary formation, Doug spent a year in Scotland as a student minister. The church he was serving appreciated him so much that they invited him to remain as a full-time pastor for one year. He and his wife Emily, who is also a pastor, moved to Scotland where what was initially one year quickly became ten. During that time, Doug and Emily welcomed their two girls into their family. Doug also became the development officer for the Scottish Bible Society, an organization that works so that all people around the world have access to affordable Bibles in their own language. Eventually he was appointed their Chief Executive, a position he served for over seven years.
Doug and his family returned to the states where he has served as a consultant to non-profits and as an interim pastor in various churches across Metro Detroit. Since coming to Hope, he has shared how impressed he is with the staff and volunteers and how their ministry in the name of Christ offers real hope to everyone in need. He is looking forward to building relationships with all the members of Hope’s community. Whether he is in the lobby, one of the clinics, or in his own office, he is always excited to meet new people.
We are very excited to have him on board and we are looking forward to the energy and excitement he is bringing to Hope. We feel confident that as we move forward with Doug at the helm, we will not lose sight of the heart of our mission- showing each and every person the overwhelming love of Christ.
Please stop in his office and introduce yourself, if he doesn’t see you first in one of the clinics or lobby!
Dear Friends of Hope,
I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve God at Hope! Those of you who are volunteers and supporters already know first-hand the tangible sense of joy that washes over you the minute you walk in the front doors. That’s because Hope Clinic is not just any organization with your run of the mill staff and volunteers serving a commonplace mission.
This is a place rooted in the love of God where each person finds, well, hope. Read more