International President of HOPE International Development Agency
David McKenzie has been with HOPE since 1980. He has dedicated his life to helping those in need around the world. As the International President of HOPE International Development Agency, he works hard with a great number of people to ensure that the organization exists to improve the supply of basic human necessities for the neediest of the needy in the Third World through self-help activities, and to challenge, educate, and involve North Americans regarding development issues
Asia Director for HOPE International Development Agency / Executive Director of HOPE-JP
Lowell Sheppard, a social entrepreneur, has worked in the non-profit sector since 1976 and has resided in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. His career has focused largely on displaced people and he has lived and worked within the warzones of Southeast Asia and the Balkans. He is also a published writer with seven books to his credit, including stories of heroism in Bosnia during the war and a travel book chronicling his journey though Japan by bicycle. As Asia Director for HOPE International Development Agency, he resides in Nagoya, Japan. His involvement with HOPE began in 1978, when he went as a volunteer to the refugee camps in Southeast Asia, setting up supplementary feeding programs. He has served them in a variety of capacities since, sometimes as staff and sometimes as a volunteer–but always as a supporter.