Glenda Hope

Glenda Hope

The Reverend Glenda Hope is a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister in San Francisco, California, United States. She heads San Francisco Network Ministries, a charity serving the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle, May 21, 2001. Page A-21] .

She received a BA in English Literature from Florida State University in 1958. In 1960, she completed an MA in English Bible at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education. In 1969, she completed a Masters of Divinity at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. [ :: Three alumni honored as FSU 'Grads Made Good' ] ]

She was ordained at Old First Presbyterian Church in San Francisco in 1969 where she served until 1972. At that time, she began her Network Ministries.Old First Presbyterian Service, October 7, 2007] She also served as Pastor of Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church from 1978 to 1989. [ Project Vote Smart - Representative Lynn C. Woolsey - Honoring Reverend Glenda Hope ] ]

San Francisco Network Ministries

Through San Francisco Network Ministries, Glenda has created many services for the homeless and residents of the Tenderloin. Most notable, Network Ministries runs a safe house for women escaping prostitution, as well as constructing a 38-unit affordable housing apartment building. [ SFnetworkministries | What we do ] ]

Honors and recognitions

* In 1989 and 2004, she received the TenderChamp award from Central City Hospitality House.
* In 1991, Rev. Hope received the E.H. Johnson Memorial Trust Fund Award for her work in the Tenderloin. [ PC(USA) News Release Number - 04250 - Notes about people ] ]
* In 2001, she was recognized as an Unsung Hero of Compassion from the Dalai Lama.
* In 2004, she was honoured in the American House of Representatives by Lynn Woolsey.


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