In 2007, after ministering to thousands of inner-city children for more than ten years with The Power Company Kids Club (Pontiac, MI), Dan and Rachel founded Key of Hope. Dan has a bachelor’s degree in theology from William Tyndale College, and Rachel studied music theory at Oakland University. They have been married since 1995, and have four beautiful daughters.
Born and raised in Durban, Siyanda manages our programs that happen through out the week. He oversees our programs and 3 of our home visit areas. Working here alongside her husband, Thembile manages our Hope Fund. She and her husband have a family of 3 boys at home.
Cazile was born and raised in Durban and lives with her granny and eight other siblings. She began attending Key of Hope when she was 12 years old. In 2017 she became an intern and is now currently working as a staff member assisting in the Hope Fund Department, which includes registering children in school, buying and distributing food parcels, and stationery.
DeAnza started in February of 2018. DeAnza graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in English, and she now helps Key of Hope with administrative duties on the US side as well as content creation.
Hannah joined staff in 2016 after coming to Durban for 2 short term mission trips. She first heard of Key of Hope when the choir performed at Grand Valley, which is where she was studying and graduated with a degree in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology.
Hlengiwe grew up in Greytown and moved to Durban in 2015. She soon joined our staff to help keep the offices clean. She works here with her husband, Nhlakanipho. They have 1 beautiful daughter, and they also serve the church they attend.
Khetha started attending Key of Hope when he was 13 and has participated on 3 of our choir tours to the US. Now he is an intern and assists with making sure our kids are transported to programs, goes on home visits, helps with the grounds keeping, and is on the worship team for Youth Night.
First hearing about Key of Hope in 2009, Nkosinathi joined staff a few years later. He oversees the grounds keeping staff. He also pastors a church with his wife and family.
Nosiphiwe began studying financial accounting at Durban University of Technology. She found Key of Hope in 2017 and started volunteering and helping in any way she could, and she now helps us in the housekeeping department. She likes to spend her time at Key of Hope because she likes to meet new people and she loves children.
Pam joined Key of Hope in February of 2016 to manage the bookkeeping in the U.S. as well as assist with office administration. She has been working in churches and non-profits as a bookkeeper since 1999.
Sabelo started attending Kidz Klub when he was younger and has been with us ever since! During high school, he was on our official helper leadership team and then became an intern and now staff. He is also plays on Key of Hope men's soccer team.