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

Site Director, HELP Center

Laurie Craft

Director of Human Resources

Lin Bickelmann

Director of Strategic initiatives

Irvin Parra

Director of Crisis and Interim Housing

Amanda Romero

Development Associate

Fonda Rosing

Director of Finance and Accounting

Tisha Lazare

Director of residential Programs

Laura Harwood

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