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Board of Directors

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Our Mission

We partner with the faith-based community to best utilize the diverse resources of the whole community to provide a vast array of excellent services and opportunities that promote individual and family 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

Angie Graf

Executive Director

Tyler Shaheen

Assistant Director

Angela Ford

Family & Emergency Services Director

Kitty Downey

Programs and Events Coordinator

Linda Reynolds

Resource Management Director


Ceil Sperzel

RSVP Area Coordinator

Leann Lindley

RSVP Tri-County Coordinator

Karen Ellis

RSVP Office Manager

Joel Scroggin

RSVP Jefferson/Scott County Coordinator

Board of Directors

President | Mark Ketterer | Messer Construction, Senior Project Executive.

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

Secretary | Becky Nunn | Baptist Health/Floyd, Volunteer Manager

Treasurer | Steve Brewer | Steven Brewer and Company CPAs, PC

Joe Dones | Board Member | Mathes Pharmacy, Owner/pharmacist.

Rich Evans | Board Member | Unfinished Church, Pastor.

Angela Graf | Board Member | Hope Southern Indiana, Executive Director.

Bob Kleehamer | Board Member | Retired.

Jerry Leonard | Board Member | Habitat for Humanity Clark & Floyd Counties, Executive Director

Brenda Raker | Board Member | Retired

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

Chris Street | Board Member | New Albany/Floyd County Schools.

John Whitbeck. Board Member | German American Bank, Vice President Commercial Lending

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

2017/2018 Report

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