Author Archives: Hank Rush

About 16 years ago, a ministry search firm approached me and asked if I’d be interested in being considered for the CEO position at Star of Hope. I was amazed and my mind began to swirl with the idea.   You see, over the 4-6 months prior, my family and I had been experiencing some […]
Earlier this month, we were able to bless mothers at Star of Hope through a Mom’s Matter celebration put together by Trees of Hope! It was a wonderful time of fellowship as the women could gather with one another and share their own unique stories of motherhood. The event was an incredible success. Trees of […]
Many who come to the doors of our mission are struggling in some way, needing a guiding hand to bring them out of the darkness. They come here because they have reached rock bottom, and Star of Hope provides them the tools to get back on their feet. For Michael, his struggle with addiction and […]
April is a special time at Star of Hope as we honor the incredible volunteers who serve throughout the year. Volunteer Appreciation Month is a time to show our deepest gratitude to those who have spent countless volunteer hours supporting our mission. Join us next month as we honor Donna Grehn, a long-time supporter of […]

I Was Made for This

Staff and residents recently celebrated Easter at Star of Hope. It was a time of fellowship and celebration of Christ’s resurrection, and it was a reminder that as we honor this ultimate sacrifice, we must not forget those who have sacrificed their old lives to seek revival and receive the help they so desperately need. […]
Children and teens at Star of Hope recently enjoyed Spring Break at the Women and Family Development Center! In the past, our Children and Youth Ministry staff have blessed the children with trips to the Houston Zoo and Wildlife Park, where they saw giraffes, gorillas and much more wildlife, among many other wonderful experiences. This […]
Many who are lost and hurting find their way to Star of Hope. They arrive seeking shelter but discover so much more. For Luke, a former Star of Hope resident, his faith was second to his addiction and the dangerous lifestyle he was living. That is, until the Lord appeared to him in a moment […]
It can be challenging to break away from sin when it has become a stronghold. Sometimes, the most challenging yet rewarding decision we can make is to follow the Lord’s path, no matter how hard it may seem. The story shared by Timika, a Star of Hope alumna, is a testament to how God is […]


I am so excited about the upcoming “Forever” Star of Hope Annual Banquet! It will be held Friday, February 16, 2024, at the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel. I sincerely hope you will join me for this special night. I want to thank our Host Committee Chairs, Cathy and David Finck, for serving as ambassadors for this […]
As we approach a new year, I am reminded of everything I am thankful for. It is a blessing to serve Christ at Star of Hope and witness the life change happening every day. Many who come here have carried the pain of their childhood with them for years. For Jacora, facing the world without […]