Bridge of Hope Team

Pastor Stephen Boda: Co-founder, Director, Job Training, Gardening

Robin Boda: Co-founder, Education Director, Administrative Assistant

Pastor Michael Robinson: Pastor of Destiny Family Church, Facilities Coordinator, Outreach

(Pastor Mike is on staff at Bridge of Hope and is also the pastor of Destiny Family Church that meets in our building on Sundays.)

Virginia Savage: Community Needs Coordinator, Clothing Boutique

Obadiah Boda: Youth Leader, Technology Assistant


Board of Directors:

David Merchant (Treasurer)

Deb Wiens

Danielle Corley

Donna Bradley

Terry Weaver (Vice Chairman)



Pastor Stephen T. Boda

Rev. Stephen Boda is Bridge of Hope Ministries’ executive director. Since 1992, Stephen and Robin have been a part of the north city community. Stephen has planted two churches, partnered with local urban pastors and community leaders, and founded Bridge of Hope Ministries. Stephen’s passion is to listen to the people of our community, especially those who feel unheard.Every ministry of Bridge of Hope has been birthed out of a request by our neighbors. Stephen loves to read and watch science fiction, enjoys gardening, hanging out with family, and exploring God’s beautiful creation.

Robin Boda, Education Director

Since 1992, Robin and Stephen have been a part of the north city community. Robin has spent all of her adult life working in the field of education. While her formal education was valuable, her greatest learning comes from working with students every day and seeing how they learn. Since 2011 Hope Education, a ministry of Bridge of Hope, has provided basic education to students of all ages. Her students are her biggest heroes, many overcoming incredible fear and shame to simply enter another classroom. Robin loves to read, enjoys crocheting, laughing with her grandkids, painting, and adventuring with her husband.