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Our Staff &
Board Members


Steve Swanger


After working in real estate investment for many years, Steve felt a call from the Lord to take what he had learned in the industry and develop it into something for His purpose. From this desire, Renewing Hope International was formed in 2016. Steve earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix and his M.B.A from Liberty University. He is married to his wife Elisa and they have 5 children. Steve enjoys playing golf and tennis. He is a Boy Scouts of America committee member and has the privilege to be a member of Woodland Baptist Church in Wake Forest, NC.


Jeff Scott

Vice President

Jeff lived in California for 50 years before moving to Arlington, Texas in 2013. Before retiring, Jeff was a three-time business owner, textbook author, three-time sales representative, planner and contract specialist in aerospace, as well as a history and science teacher for fifteen years. Jeff attended school and received degrees from Santa Monica College, California State University Northridge and Chapman University. Jeff has ample ministry experience as within the last 28 years he has been or still is a lay pastor, bible study teacher, small group leader, prayer team leader, director of a ministry, editor of an internet Christian magazine, an author, church elder, and a missionary. He enjoys traveling, ethnic cooking with his wife, reading, and studying the Word. Jeff is married to Anabel, and they have three adult children.


Ann Carlton


For the last 25 years, Ann has served various organizations with bookkeeping services. She has a deep love for the Lord and is excited to use her bookkeeping knowledge to further His purpose by working with Renewing Hope. Ann has enthusiastically served in children and youth ministry over the years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ashworth College. She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, health and nutrition. She has one son.


Shelly Swanger

Administrative Assistant

Shelly has a great love for The Lord and enjoys using her real estate management skills to assist Renewing Hope's mission. Over the last 11 years she has served her church in California as worship leader as well as helping bring souls to Christ through Celebrate Recovery, where she served as a Ministry Leader with her husband-Ken.  They moved to North Carolina in 2021 and attend Calvary Faith Center church in Wendell. Together, they serve on the worship team and look forward to starting a new Celebrate Recovery group in Spring of 2024.

Our Board

Our Board consists of,

Dr. David Olaleye

Board Member

Dr. David Olaleye is a Senior Manager in the Health and Life Sciences, Research and Development Division at SAS Institute, Cary, NC. He received his postgraduate training in statistics, demography and clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Medicine, Philadelphia. Prior to working at SAS, he worked as a Statistician in various roles for some pharmaceutical companies in the Greater Philadelphia Area. David is very passionate about missions, has led or served on several national and international mission trips, and volunteers as a children’s leader in one of the Bible Study Fellowship groups in the Raleigh area. In his spare time, David loves reading, especially the Bible and research articles in health care, and loves to spend time wih his wife and three wonderful children.

Rich Manrique

Board Member

Rich felt the Lord calling him to ministry when he was in high school. He began in ministry as a youth pastor and has also served as a worship and associate pastor. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Rockville Bible Church in Fairfield, CA. Rich graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, CA. In addition to his work at Rockville Bible Church, Rich speaks at local marriage conferences, men’s groups, school chapels, and school camp retreats. He also teaches two courses at a Christian college. Rich is married to his wife Emily and they have three children. He enjoys camping with his family, studying history, coaching his kids’ sports, and singing and playing guitar.

Daryl Green

Board Member

Daryl was born and raised in Southern California, where he accepted the Lord into his life at the age of nine. He now resides in Arlington, Texas where he attends The Church on Rush Creek and has for the last 40 + years. Daryl and his lovely wife Leonor have 11 beautiful grandchildren. He enjoys football, golf, fishing, and most of all hunting.

Paul Ollson

Board Member

Paul was born in Venezuela to American missionary parents. His family later lived in Argentina until he was seven years old. Paul’s family moved to Nebraska and eventually at the age of 14, moved to California. He studied at Southern California College, now known as Vanguard University in Costa Mesa. Paul earned a degree in Youth Ministry and a degree in Psychology.  After serving several years as a Youth Pastor, Paul and his wife Victoria moved to Germany. There they served the American Armed Forces as civilian youth and children’s pastors. Eventually, Paul and his wife moved back to California to start a family. They have raised two boys and are now empty nesters. Paul currently runs a full time WoodFired Pizza catering business throughout Northern California. In his off time he enjoys spending time with family.

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