Gina was born and raised in Napa Valley, California, and moved to Colorado Springs in 2007 to attend the School of Worship at New Life Church, where she studied music, theology and worship leadership.

Upon moving here, she learned about Hope & Home from her roommates who all happened to be employed there.  After hearing so many good things about Hope & Home, she knew she had found the place where she wanted to work.

After a short interview with Ross, she was offered a job as a receptionist and childcare worker. A year-and-a-half after graduating from the School of Worship, she and her husband-to-be moved back to Napa to be the worship pastors of a church where she served as graphic designer, marketing coordinator and assistant to the associate pastor.

I do what I do not out of obligation, but with purpose and passion.

“After two-and-a-half incredible years of learning, laboring and investing in our awesome worship team, we felt called back to Colorado Springs,” Gina says. “I was thrilled to come back to Hope & Home because I missed the family atmosphere and mission mindset that’s created by the employees here. I do what I do not out of obligation, but with purpose and passion because I know that even the smallest job, like making a pot of coffee or answering the phone, may help a child find their forever home with either their birth parents once they’ve gotten the help they need, or with a Hope & Home foster family.”

Gina works for Hope & Home as a web designer, radio show producer and social media director. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and parenting their puppy, Minnie; playing the guitar and writing songs; being in the recording studio; and, her favorite hobby, getting to lead worship for events, services and prayer meetings in the Springs or at churches around the country.