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Meet our Executive Board

Our board is dedicated to seeing the adult entertainment industry in Louisville and beyond impacted by the gospel of Jesus Christ!  We are made up of Christian business men and women who are passionate about seeing this take place.

VICE CHAIR
MONICA DESKINS
General Manager at Talbots Louisville

CHAIRMAN
DON GATES
CEO at The Gates Group

TREASURER
JUSTIN LEIGHTY
Development Director at University of Louisville, School of Music

SECRETARY
KAREN HARPER
Home Educator

BOARD MEMBER
RACHELLE STARR
Founder & Executive Director of Scarlet Hope


Interested in becoming a member of our Executive Board?

Purpose:  To offer wise strategic counsel to the Organization of Scarlet Hope, and in turn reach more women with the Gospel.

Monthly Meetings:  One-hour meetings once a month that will be devoted to vision and celebration of all that God is doing in and among Scarlet Hope.  During this time we want you to dream big dreams with us, to help us maximize the resources that we have and reach more women with the gospel.

Networking & Fundraising:   Scarlet Hope is fundamentally built on relationships. We want to be a ministry where each board member feels confident to share with their own network of relationships. We ask all of our current board members to “Get or Give” $2,500.00 a year in monetary contributions. This can be through multiple avenues, like selling a table at our gala, finding sponsors for the ministry, or even writing a check yourself.

Total Yearly Commitment:  20+ hours

A note from the Executive Director:

Scarlet Hope’s mission is to share the Hope & Love of Jesus with women in the adult entertainment industry.   The past five years of seeking the Lord and watching his plan unfold in our city has been humbling, to say the least.   My life has been dramatically changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ along with these women.   Often times it’s those who desire to help the hurting that experience the deepest healing and change.  I know that has been true for me on this journey, and I can attest it’s a journey worth taking and one I am so thankful to the Lord to be on with my husband Joshua and the rest of the Scarlet Hope Staff!   I’m excited to grow the impact that God is doing through you and your talents and gifts.

– Rachelle Starr


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