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About Community of Hope International
Our Mission
The mission of The Community of Hope is to create and sustain Christian communities of volunteer lay pastoral caregivers around the world.

We are united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality and equipped for and serving in pastoral care ministries. 
Rev. Dr. Helen Appelberg -
(Galveston, TX) President

Rev. Patsy Barham - (Nacogdoches, TX) Coordinator of Regional Representatives, Chaplain

Carla Cooper - (New Braunfels, TX) Development Advisor

​Br. Michael Gallagher, OSB - (Beaumont, TX) Member at Large



Pam Heidt - (Rockport, TX) - Vice President​

Cynthia Oliphant - (Baytown, TX) New Center Start Up Coordinator

Michael Patton - (Rockport, TX) Treasurer

Jennifer Sassin - (Woodbridge, VA) Secretary
Community of Hope International 
Board Members 2015
COHI Administrative Manager  Cynthia Drake 
(512) 626-4854