Deanne and her husband, Jeff, are founding members of Hope. Deanne served as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Hope for six and a half years. She is currently serving as the Director of Women’s Ministry overseeing the development of ministries among the women of Hope including leadership development, discipleship and fostering connection and friendship between women.  Deanne graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and spent 13 years on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in ministry to college students. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, and their two daughters, Abbie and Sara Kent.  Her favorite pastimes include running and reading.