An Evening of HOPE: Charlotte

September 24, 2018

Charlotte, North Carolina

Event Details

Date: September 24, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration deadline: September 17, 2018

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Cost: Free

Event contact
Erika Quaile

Special instructions: The event will take place outdoors.


Join local entrepreneurs Julie and Christopher Tassy, owners of Ella B. Candles, as they host Chris Horst, HOPE International’s vice president of development, and co-author of the new book, Rooting for Rivals., Chris will be sharing how HOPE invests in the dreams of women and men, empowering them to use the skills God has placed in their hands to provide for their families and strengthen their communities. We’ll also enjoy True Pizza served from their “Big Red” food truck and live music outside.

Location and directions

8001 Alexander Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28270

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Chris Horst

Chris Horst is the vice president of development at HOPE International, where he employs his passion for advancing initiatives at the intersection of faith and work. In addition to his role at HOPE, Chris spends an alarming percentage of his free time tending to his yard with all of the loving care normally afforded to newborn children. He and his wife, Alli, have three human children of whom they are even prouder than their lawn—Desmond, Abe, and June. As a dad to three kiddos, Chris has recently undergone a radical transformation from self-proclaimed foodie to a man who prepares far more trays of chicken nuggets than avocado toast. He wouldn’t change it.

Chris serves on the boards of the Denver Institute for Faith & Work and the Mile High WorkShop. He loves to write, having been published in The Denver Post and Christianity Today and co-authored Mission Drift, Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing, and Rooting for Rivals (arriving mid-2018) with Peter Greer. Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association named Mission Drift a book of the year in 2015. Chris was a very average student, but he did graduate with both a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University and an MBA from Bakke Graduate University.