Cheryl Botelho, President/Director
Cheryl Botelho, President/Director

Cheryl has been a Christian since 1979 and has served in various ministry roles for over 30 years. Her burden to see the hopeless find hope is the passion that motivates Restoring Hope Ministries both here and on the mission field. Her ministry philosophy is simple…if you want to tell people about the hope found in Jesus Christ, you do it by “demonstrating” His Love in practical ways first, then you tell them how He changed your life. Cheryl holds credentials with the Church of God.

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Barbara Casagrande, Vice President
Barbara Casagrande, Vice President

Barbara is a former teacher who worked in both public and Christian schools. In 1994 she volunteered to help out at the Tinney Community Center in Ansonia, CT and was hired a short time later as the education coordinator for the children’s after school program and the adult parenting and GED programs. Her favorite memories are of a weekly teen fellowship where they shared a meal, Bible study, and lots of conversation. She is a Deaconess at Living Springs Christian Fellowship in Seymour, CT.

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Doreen Wilhelmy, Finances
Doreen Wilhelmy, Finances

Doreen is a business owner and has been a Christian since 1978. She has a deep passion for meeting the needs of the poor and has been to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mozambique, Guatemala, the Apache Reservation in Arizona and the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia on mission trips. She brings a solid business foundation to the ministry, as well as the same heartbeat, which is to share the Love of God by “demonstrating” the Love of God.

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Dorothy Burgess, Secretary
Dorothy Burgess, Secretary

Dot has been a Christian since 1985 and is an Associate Quality Engineer at TIGHITCO, Inc. Aerostructures Group in Berlin, CT. She been active in several ministries roles at Promise Land Church of God in West Haven, CT and currently serves on the Council Board. Her years of experience and skill bring an eye for detail and creativity to the ministry.

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George & Dotty Ellingwood, Advisors
George & Dotty Ellingwood, Advisors

George and Dotty are Co-Pastors of Genesis Church in Coventry, RI. They have been on the mission field to Japan, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Their guidance and input to us comes from years of hands on experience and solid biblical principles.

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Robert Hoyt, Advisor
Robert Hoyt, Advisor

Bob is the Senior Pastor at Living Springs Christian Fellowship in Seymour, CT. He is the US Overseer of Asian Faith Ministries in India and has traveled there several times to minister to the churches there. His mission experience and down-to-earth hands on approach to those in need is what makes him a strong part of our team.

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