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Our Mission

Hope Southern Indiana, with the support of the faith based community, empowers and supports individuals and families toward stability.


To be a faith based organization serving the whole community.


- We are a Christ-centered organization with a living faith in Jesus Christ.
- We welcome and work with all persons.
- We treat each person with the individual grace, compassion, and dignity consonant with our calling from God.
- We assist each person we serve toward self-sufficiency, well-being, and participation in the community.
- We are good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
We conduct ourselves honestly, ethically and with integrity.

Hope Southern Indiana Team

Angela Graf

Executive Director

Denise McKnight

Assistant Director

Linda Reynolds

Resource Manager

Olivia Hartman

Emergency Services Director

Joy Brownell

Dare-to-Care Liaison

Marcia LaBelle

Program Coordinator

Kathy Scannell

Case Manager


Ceil Sperzel

RSVP Director

Leann Lindley

RSVP Tri-County Coordinator

Karen Ellis

RSVP Office Manager

Board of Directors

President | Kyle Kingery | Messer Construction, Senior Project Manager

Vice President | Cathy Scrivner | LegalShield, Business Vice President - Indiana and Kentucky

Secretary | Eddie Bobbitt | New Albany-Floyd County Schools Counselor

Treasurer | Chris Street | CFO at New Albany-Floyd County Schools

Ex Officio | Angela Graf | Executive director Hope Southern Indiana

Angie Fenton | Board Member | President-CEO, Extol Magazine & Media

Ben Shiner | Board Member | Shiner Lopp & Smith. Certified Financial Planner.

Bill Hudson | Board Member | Hudson Bros Salvage, inc. CEO

David Mull | Board Member | Humana

James Morris | Board Member | Retired as UPS Pilot

Mark Ketterer | Board Member | Messer Construction Senior Project Executive

Ray Lucas | Board Member | German American

Rev. Pimpleton | Board Member | Empowerment Church

Ruth Heideman | Board Member | Retired as Director of Floyd Memorial Hospital Foundation

Van Willis | Board Member | Kightlinger & Gray LLP Attorneys at Law

Our Story

Hope Southern Indiana, formerly Interfaith Community Council, began in 1964 as the Downtown Neighborhood Council. The goal was to provide constructive after-school activities for youth in the center city of New Albany. Four churches shared in that vision and collaborated together to make this goal a reality. Through the years, depending on the existing needs in the community, programs were added, programs were changed and some programs were discontinued. Today, Hope Southern Indiana continues to build bridges between our churches and the community to best meet the needs of residents in southern Indiana through a variety of programs and services.

In addition, Hope Southern Indiana works with the community through collaborations and partnerships to best utilize the resources in the community to address the needs of individuals and families and to provide opportunities for service. It is a core value of the agency to work with all entities and persons of good will within the community and Hope is committed to treating people with grace, compassion and dignity while addressing their needs and assisting them in reaching their highest level of self-sufficiency.

Financials and Accreditations

Hope Southern Indiana is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the southern Indiana area

Better Business Bureau

Hope is a BBB accredited charity.

Partners with Metro United Way

Providing annual reviews of programming and financial accountability.

Annual Report

2019-2020 Report

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