Underground Ministries

Prisoner Relationship, Resurrection & ReEntry

OUR TEAM

CHRIS HOKE    CoFounder & Executive Director   Since 2005, Chris has been a gang pastor and chaplain in Skagit County Jail, Juvenile Detention, and several WA State prisons. Formerly with  Tierra Nueva , he cofounded  Underground Coffee , using artisan coffee roasting to interrupt mass incarceration and promote a new employment culture that celebrates the transferrable skills men and women gained in the illegal economy. He co-founded Underground Ministries in 2017 with a former gang member/prisoner who became a close friend and teacher. Though he opted for an MFA in creative writing instead of seminary, Chris is grateful to nevertheless have been commissioned recently as a Presbyterian (USA) pastor. He is also a teaching writer with ally  Underground Writing , and the author of a theological-adventure-memoir   WANTED   .    chris-hoke.com

CHRIS HOKE

CoFounder & Executive Director

Since 2005, Chris has been a gang pastor and chaplain in Skagit County Jail, Juvenile Detention, and several WA State prisons. Formerly with Tierra Nueva, he cofounded Underground Coffee, using artisan coffee roasting to interrupt mass incarceration and promote a new employment culture that celebrates the transferrable skills men and women gained in the illegal economy. He co-founded Underground Ministries in 2017 with a former gang member/prisoner who became a close friend and teacher. Though he opted for an MFA in creative writing instead of seminary, Chris is grateful to nevertheless have been commissioned recently as a Presbyterian (USA) pastor. He is also a teaching writer with ally Underground Writing, and the author of a theological-adventure-memoir WANTED.

chris-hoke.com

JOE COTTON    OneParishOnePrisoner Co-Coordinator

JOE COTTON

OneParishOnePrisoner Co-Coordinator

MATT MALYON    Juvenile Chaplaincy & Underground Writing liaison

MATT MALYON

Juvenile Chaplaincy & Underground Writing liaison

RAMON LUNA    Gang Outreach & Reentry Accompaniment

RAMON LUNA

Gang Outreach & Reentry Accompaniment

SAM MIDDLETON    OneParishOnePrisoner & Underground Coffee Representative

SAM MIDDLETON

OneParishOnePrisoner & Underground Coffee Representative

Jessica Osberg    Development & Operations

Jessica Osberg

Development & Operations

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

President: Gary Jones, retired attorney, Jones & Smith Law

Michele Wood, Associate Superintendent, Monroe Correctional Complex, WA Dept. of Corrections

Joe Cotton, Office of Pastoral Ministries, Seattle Archdiocese

Dan Holland, pastor, Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church

David Rohrer, pastor, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church