Blessings of Hope Executive Team
David Lapp, CEO
David grew up in a large Amish family in New Holland, Pennsylvania. When he was 13, his family moved to a dairy farm in Indiana. In 2006, he moved his own growing family back to Lancaster, PA. David is one of the founders of Blessings of Hope and has been on the Board of Directors from the beginning, including six years as treasurer. He has served as CEO since 2018 which enabled him to focus on operating in his gifts of business, accounting, and administration. He has played a vital role in the growth and development of Blessings of Hope from the beginning. David currently resides in Ephrata, Pennsylvania with his wife, Fannie, and their 12 children.
Aaron Fisher, Executive Director
Aaron knew from a young age what it was like to be food insecure and the difference a box of food could mean to the entire family. He was determined to devote his life to helping others. After working on several dairy farms, Aaron spent five years cutting and assembling at a woodworking shop where he was promoted to assistant manager in charge of the warehouse. In 2001 he co-founded Decks-R-Us, a full-service deck fabrication and installation company. After 5 years of growing the company to success, he founded Blessings of Hope, a place where large distribution centers could donate their surplus food to those in need. Blessings of Hope has grown into a dynamic and highly successful food hub. Aaron and his wife, Barbie, reside in Ephrata, PA. They have 5 children.
Steve Lapp, Chief Operations Officer
Steve grew up on the family dairy farm as the oldest of 10 children. He developed a strong work ethic at a very young age, and by the time he was a teenager, he had already worked at a welding shop and a fencing company in various managerial positions. At 25, with his wife and 3 young children, he moved to a dairy farm in Wayne County, IN. At 27 he was in a farming accident that ended his ability to farm. During his recovery, he read extensively about the human body, which led to the study of emotional and spiritual healing through the Word of God. As COO of Blessings of Hope, Steve creates systems to help make all aspects of the company function and flow freely. He helps create and support the teams that make Blessings of Hope run efficiently. Steve and his wife, Elsie, currently reside in Ephrata, PA. They have 12 children and 8 grandchildren.
Jake Lapp, Chief Financial Officer
Born in New Holland, PA, Jake helped with the family dairy farm as a young boy. As a teenager, he started working as a fence installer and later a shop foreman in a local business. After his brother Steve suffered from a farming accident, he moved his young family to Indiana. As Steve learned more and more about emotional and spiritual healing, Jake became aware that multitudes of people need emotional, financial and practical help. Jake is one of the founders of Blessings of Hope and serves as treasurer of the Board. He has dedicated his life in training people to maximize their potential. Jake gives prophetic insights and valuable guidance to the executive board. Jake and his wife, Nancy, currently reside in Ephrata, PA. They have 7 children and 3 grandchildren.
The executive team also serve as board members.
Blessings of Hope Board of Directors
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