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You Asked, Children’s HopeChest’s CEO Answered

In January, we asked what questions YOU had for Children’s HopeChest’s President and CEO, Ken Sparks. It was delightful to read the questions that poured in! The questions verified what we have always thought — that our HopeChest community is thoughtful, fun, creative, and passionate about making a difference.  

 In this month’s episode of “Build Relationships. Break Poverty.” you asked and Ken answered. We are featuring eight questions from HopeChest Friends, community members, and HopeChest program participants. Wil Crooks, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships reads your silly, serious, and heartfelt questions in this unique episode.

Ken and Wil smiling and embracing in front of the mountains in Colorado
Ken and Wil after the podcast recording in sunny Palmer Lake, Colorado

“I went home, looked at the [Children’s HopeChest] website, and my heart started pounding, just pounding and jumping out of my chest.” Ken Sparks on the first time he heard about HopeChest


Don’t miss Ken’s story about giving blood in Ethiopia!




Wil smiling in a circular photoAs Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Wil builds relationships with HopeChest partners and potential partners. Wil started out as a pastor partnering with HopeChest, and now he shares the same vision that he caught with other potential partners.



Ken smiling in a circle photoKen Sparks joined Children’s HopeChest as CEO and President in 2014, after spending over 30 years in the corporate world. Although Ken’s “official” workspace is the hayloft of The Barn in Palmer Lake, Colorado, he works anywhere there is anyone willing to listen about what God is doing through HopeChest.



“Build Relationships. Break Poverty.” is a podcast that challenges the Western perception of international poverty by elevating the voices of local leaders and processing how we can help to alleviate poverty without harming those living in vulnerable communities.

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