Hope Owens Children's Director Hope Owens leads a dynamic team of many volunteers and children weekly. When it comes to Children’s Ministries, Hope’s passion is to bring children into a personal relationship with Jesus and to equip them to become lifelong followers of Him. She believes that kids thrive spiritually when they are given age-specific programs that are both fun and educational. Hope attended East Carolina University and received a BS in Special Education and a MA Ed in Elementary Education. Before coming to Tanglewood over ten years ago, Hope taught in both public and Christian schools and served as a director of a Child Care Learning Center. Hope has also completed missions assignments in Nigeria, West Africa and the inner city of Atlanta, GA.