Team Hope


Milad Vosgueritchian is a Christian Palestinian peace worker, founder, and chairman of VACA/House of Hope. A seasoned practitioner of Nonviolent Communication, Milad has a passion for nurturing the next generation of peace workers in the Holy Land. Since opening House of Hope in 2008, Milad and his wife Manar have worked with over 10,000 children and women from surrounding villages who have participated in community events, such as summer school, vocational training, and support circles.




Manar Wahhab Vosgueritchian, educational director of House of Hope, is a seasoned art and music therapy provider for students at House of Hope. She also leads trauma support and healing circles for the women of her community. A seasoned practitioner of Nonviolent Communication, Manar is currently studying Waldorf at the David Yellin Academic College of Education.




Thea Tova is a Jewish mother, writer, and development co-director of House of Hope. Thea first learned about House of Hope when Manar and Milad spoke at her synagogue about the healing power of love. She is deeply honored to support the life-giving peace work of Manar and Milad, and the children and women they serve.

Kristi Boesen is a development co-director of House of Hope who first learned about House of Hope while visiting Palestine. After spending time with the House of Hope team and meeting some of the women and children they serve, she felt compelled to keep in touch. She is grateful for her dear friends Manar and Milad, and honored to support their vision and mission for peace.