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Ken Craft

Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO, Ken Craft, brings a unique blend of business and ministry to Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. Having served nearly 20 years as a pastor, 6 years with a Fortune 500 company and another 8 years as a Mission Director of a homeless shelter, he is committed to engaging his heart and head when it comes to overseeing the work of the Mission. He realizes that a successful Rescue Mission must maintain a balance between finances and faith, passion and purpose and compassion and conviction. Don’t expect to find Ken huddled in his office. His hands-on approach to caring for the complex needs of the homeless and hungry is a model of servant leadership to staff and volunteers. His passion is to help “the least of these” and assist them on the road to recovery. Ken has been blessed with three children. 

Phone: (818) 839-7344

Laurie Craft

Chief Programs Officer


Chief Operating Officer


President, Chief Admin. & Financial Officer


Laura Harwood

Senior Director of Programs

Tisha Lazare

Senior Director of Finance & Accounting

Tomika Levi

Senior Director of Grants Administration

Irvin Parra

Senior Director of Interim Housing

Bernice Saavedra

Senior Director of Program Development