Ken Craft

President and CEO

President 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 purposeand 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) 405-9605


Chief Operating Officer


Chief Administrative and Financial Officer


Executive Chef

Geronimo Lopez

Director of the HELP Center

Laurie Craft

Director of Human Resources

Esther Gonzalez

Director of Contracts

Aaron Montes

Director of Development

Donielle Arbon

Associate Director of Development

Regina Zeinali

Manager of Accounting

Tisha Lazare

Manager of Housing Programs

Laura Lopez

Thrift Store Manager Palmdale

Ivania Masiel

Thrift Store Manager Santa Clarita

Yohanna Reyes

Thrift Store Manager Simi Valley

Karen Garcia

Thrift Store Manager Granada Hills

Kris Gonzalez