Vincent DeLetto has been the Executive Director of Houses of Hope Global for the past 16 years. In addition to philanthropic work, he is also the owner of a successful home improvement company on Long Island, New York. He and his wife Laura have been married since 1983 and have 4 children, all of whom have travelled internationally to visit and serve at HOHG projects. 

    The Houses of Hope story began when a team, including Vincent, traveled to Guatemala with a mission of planting churches through People For Missions - our parent organization. It quickly became clear to the team that in addition to planting churches, a separate mission was needed to rescue the children who were being left on the doorsteps of each planted church. The first House of Hope was established in 1992, and was incorporated in 2002, with Vincent as an Associate Director. His appointment to Executive Director came in 2007 by the board of directors.

    As his time abroad has grown, Vincent has been an initiator of many projects in various countries. His knowledge of business management, as well as his expertise in the construction industry, has been instrumental in the success and longevity of the organization. Houses of Hope purposes to provide a nurturing environment where the children gain a sense of unity in family. To this day, each House of Hope around the world accomplishes that, and so much more.


    Garry Havens has been associated with Houses of Hope Global for over 25 years, and became an Associate Director in 2000. Garry’s professional background covers a time span of 40 years in which he founded a private air traffic control company in 1978 after serving 9 years in the USAF as an air traffic controller. 

    During his military service Garry completed a BA degree with a double major in business and economics, then two Masters degrees in business management and hospital administration. Garry had 3 employees when He started his business in 1978, and when he officially retired in 2008 the company employed over 750 people. Garry has considered HOHG his full time calling since coming on board 25 years ago, and has purposed himself to use his financial blessings as a tool for rescuing unwanted children throughout the world.

    He and his wife Irena, along with their son Adam live in Estero, Florida.


    Ralph Vogel is the Senior Pastor of Church at the Heights located North of Pittsburgh, PA and is currently serving as the Executive Director of Heights International Ministries. As a local church pastor, Ralph's passion is to build up believers in the Word and activate them to minister within their circle of influence. He believes that each of us is called into ministry wherever we are planted. Ralph also has a heart and burden for people all over the world. He has traveled to Africa with H.I.M. since 1981 and continues to reach into Africa, Asia and Central America.

    Building the Kingdom of God through ministry is the driving force behind Ralph's calling and planting campuses throughout Pittsburgh as well as ministry in other areas of the world. Biblical training and practical application is part of the strategy to see that vision come true. Seeing each person grow personally and then begin to reach their friends and family is the fulfillment of every aspect of his ministry. He and his wife Cindy have been married since 1982, have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.


    Peter Simone has been an advisory board member for Houses of Hope since 2012. Since 1982, he has been a successful financial industry professional, and a senior officer at some of the most prestigious international firms around the world. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to travel around the globe, and after many hard years, had a saving conversation that forever impacted the trajectory of his life.

    Ever since, he has had a passion for impacting lives, and in his own words says “My work with HOH has been as rewarding and fulfilling as any business endeavor could ever be.” Having visited many of the countries that we are operating in, Peter has dedicated himself to joining us in the saving of more lives – “one child at a time”. He is a Long Island, NY native and is married with three children.

  • Peter Bell  Advisory board member

    Peter and his wife Carolynn have been apart of our family for more than 20 years. When HOH started it's first mission in Guatemala - the couple came on board as both house parents and on-site overseers of the compound in Zacapa shortly thereafter. After nearly 2 decades of faithful service to "Casa de Esperanza" and the surrounding community, the couple stepped out of the mission field, and returned to the United States in for a season of rest and rejuvenation.

    Since becoming an advisory board member in 2018, He has become a key contributor to the success of many other HOH sites in Central America - especially in the Dominican Republic. Utilizing his extensive experience of life on the mission field, his leadership has been intricate to the success and longevity of our Cien Fuegos location. Peter and Carolynn currently reside outside of San Jose, California with their son Benji.


    David and his wife Kathy are the Lead Pastors of Gateway City Church. For over 30 years, they have worked together in the growth and care of the church. By creating balanced, life-giving environments, they have built a church that honors God and whose passion is to see lives changed. David and Kathy married in 1982. They reside in Morgan Hill near their two sons and growing family.

    Having been a missionary, David considers humanitarian projects a special priority. David travels and has a special love for covering, training and inspiring leaders. He has conducted seminars and has led prayer journeys around the world.

    David’s first book, Apostles and the Emerging Apostolic Movement, has been translated into eight languages, most recently Mandarin for distribution to house church leaders in China. His second book and various articles have also been well received and widely circulated.

    In addition, David is president of Impact School of Ministry in San Jose. His earned degrees include a Bachelor of Science from Bethany University, a Master of Divinity from Christian International Graduate School, and a Doctor of Philosophy from California Graduate School of Theology.


    Daniel DeLetto has been a pastor at Real Life Church located in Wading River, New York for nearly 10 years. He and his wife Jillian, a public school teacher, have two children, and serve alongside each other at their church in varying capacities. He is a graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business, as well as a credentialed minister through the General Council of the Assemblies of God. 

    His calling into full time ministry came after his commencement from Southeastern University in 2011, and became a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God shortly thereafter. Since he was a teenager he has travelled to different locations within the Houses of Hope network, and is a passionate advocate of our vision. In 2023, he was honored to be brought on board as marketing and media director, in an effort to rebrand and expand the organization’s base of support and media presence.


    Hannah has served as an advisory board member for Houses of Hope International since 2016. She is passionate about building non-profit organizations, engaging giving communities, and fostering philanthropic investments that advance Kingdom-impact. Hannah is the Director of Development at Avail, a faith-based nonprofit based in NYC that provides support to women, men and families facing unexpected pregnancy across the United States. Prior to joining Avail, she served as the Director of Membership at the Clinton Global Initiative, Vice President of Social Impact at Edelman, and led generosity and stewardship initiatives for Hillsong Church East Coast.

    Hannah, her husband Bryan and their two children live in Nashville, Tennessee and are members of West End Community Church.