Board Of Directors

Guatemala Hope is operated by an elected board of directors and an appointed spiritual advisor and cultural liaison. Elections are held annually in September for a two year term, with a staggered directorship. Skilled, dedicated people are always needed. The role of the director is not onerous. If you are interested in being involved, contact us with your questions or for more information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Guatemala Hope was created out of the desire to assist the less fortunate in the tiny village of El Triunfo, Guatemala. The programs and scope of the work have evolved as it has matured.



The work of the board is done by the eight volunteer committees. All committee members are expected to  members of Guatemala Hope but it is not mandatory that they accompany a mission trip. Committees are appointed in September and expected to serve a one year term, but the number of terms is unlimited. The committees meet as needed to achieve their mandate. Interested in being a committee member? Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Guatemala Connections

Guatemala hope does not work in isolation but works in partnership with the local committees in El Triunfo and Los Tiestos to determine the critical areas for development. 

We also  have many volunteers from Guatemala City and surrounding area. They provide us with a growing base of translators as well as on the ground assistance in preparing for and implementing mission trips.


The History of Guatemala Hope


The corporation of Guatemala Hope has its roots in St. John the Evangelist Parish in Woodslee, Ontario. In the 1990's the Refugee Committee at St. John's undertook the sponsorship of 11 refugee families from around the world. In 1992, they were offered a "Special Needs Refugee Case." The family was Eddy Guitierrez and his five young children from El Triunfo, Guatemala.