Board Members

I am blessed to serve our community as the Community Lay Director.

My faith journey started 26 years ago at Trinity UMC (where we hold our Walks) when I attended a Kairos Outside #2 weekend as a guest.   I accepted Jesus as my savior that weekend. He’s been guiding my steps (with a few tugs in reverse over the years….ah…the gift of free will…) ever since.   I became part of the Emmaus Community in 1994 when I attended El Shaddai #10 and I returned to serve for the first time with So Cal Walk to Emmaus, here in Pomona, on E86…way back when! (more…)

Hope Hogan - Community Lay Director

It’s a humbling experience for me to be serving as a Member of our So Cal Walk to Emmaus Board.   I started “Counting on Christ” 27 years ago as an inmate at Terminal Island FCI, when I was invited to attend a Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend….I got a day off work and free cookies… – A relationship with Jesus was the last thing on my mind but, God does what he needs to do to get our attention and…the rest is HIStory!


John Hogan - Logistics Coordinator

It is and honor and my joy to serve as the Community Spiritual Director for Southern California Walk to Emmaus. When I walked (as a layperson) many years ago, on E-88, I had no idea that the Lord would bring me to this point… He is, indeed, able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine!


Pastor Michele Ehrenberg - Community Spiritual Director

At Emmaus I truly felt God’s love for me.  I also saw people who didn’t even know me, showing acts of love and kindness towards me, which was hard for me to accept and trust.

I knew I wanted to come back and serve,  inside I craved for more of what I had experienced, but still not trusting.  God, through the men of God at Emmaus have been critical in teaching and showing me what unconditional love and giving grace is all about.


Smitty Smith - Angel Coordinator