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Our talented team is dedicated to helping those on the margins of society. We welcome the uniqueness and honor the dignity of every student so that each student feels deeply loved and cared for. We come alongside individuals who have little or no hope in their future and restore hope through high-impact career training and life coaching.




Board Members

Steve Bunyard

Steve Bunyard was CEO and owner of Premier Performance, a high performance automotive

retailer and manufacturer in Orange County. After selling the company, Steve went on to be a pastor at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. While pastoring at RHCC, Steve founded ReIGNITE Hope in 2011.Steve is an American Welding Society Certified Welder, Certified Welding Educatorand Certified Welding Inspector.  

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Bill Duncan

Bill Duncan is married to his wife, Debbie, for 49 years. They reside is Redondo Beach, CA. They have four children and twelve grandchildren. Bill is the founder and former President of ISU- Olson Duncan,

a local insurance firm. He is a former elder and Past Chairman of the Rolling Hills Covenant Church.

In addition to Reignite Hope, Bill serves on two additional non-profit boards. He holds a BBA degree from the University of Cincinnati and a CPCU designation in insurance.


Hoon Dokko

Hoon Dokko received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Oral Biology, and D.D.S. in Dentistry from UCLA.  He has been practicing general dentistry in Torrance, CA since 1992. For many years, he has volunteered with non-profit organizations that help with dental needs in Cambodia, Mexico, and Southern California.  He has been a fervent supporter and volunteer with ReIgnite Hope since the program started 8 years ago and has been on the board since 2018. In 2017, he became a certified welder and started to teach and mentor students in the program. 


Dave Wendorff

Dave Wendorff lives in Rolling Hills Estates, CA with his wife Kristin. He has two adult children.  He received his Bachelors degree from Arizona State University.  He is a real estate developer and owner of Wendorff Development, LLC.  He has been a fervent supporter of ReIgnite Hope since its inception and joined the board in 2017. 

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Board Member

Joe Handley

Rev. Joseph W Handley, Jr., Ph.D. (@jwhandley) is the president of Asian Access. Previously, he was the founding director of Azusa Pacific University’s Office of World Mission and lead mission pastor at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. He co-led one of the first multi-national high school mission congresses in Mexico City in 1996 and is a contributing blogger for the Billy Graham Center’s Gospel-Life Blog. Joe serves on the International Orality Network leadership team and on the advisory teams for the Nozomi Project,, and DualReach. Joe strives to develop leaders for mission movements. Learn more about Joe’s family:

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Max Youell

My work experience began with serving in the United States Army, I joined immediately following high school in the summer of 2004. After 8 years of service, I made the decision it was time for me to move on. In 2014, I was employed as a trainer by First Step Fitness in Long Beach, CA. While working as a trainer, I also served my church Restoration Life as a high school ministry leader. In 2018 I made the decision to place all my focus in ministry, I was brought on full time at Restoration Life Church as a Campus Pastor, where I continue to serve now. Serving as a Pastor has been a great honor and rewarding seeing people grow their potential and live thriving lives. Now I’m planting a church in Atlanta which opens soon.

VOLUNTEERS. It takes a Village.

ReIGNITE Hope wouldn't be possible without our team of dedicated volunteers. Many of the volunteers faithfully serve, week in and week out. Whether an math tutor, lunch provider, welding instructor, mentor or resume writer, each volunteer fulfills a necessary role in the success of our program. We genuinely couldn't do ReIGNITE Hope with them all.

If you've been inspired by what we do and want to make a lasting difference in life of our students, please let us know. We'd love you to visit our school, see it first-hand and meet our students. Consider being a volunteer yourself.    

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