Team | Board Members | Speakers | Contributors

Randy BakerReasons for Hope Chairman of the Board

Dr. Randy Baker is a founding board member and the chairman of the board of Reasons for Hope.  He also serves as an apologetics speaker for the ministry.  Randy knows that his healing skills as a doctor are a gift from God and that the Lord Jesus Christ is the one Who guides his hands in every surgery and his heart in daily living. Randy’s passion is sharing true hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col. 2:3)  Randy’s medical knowledge and experience as a surgeon makes him uniquely qualified to excite and encourage Christians with the awesome works of our Creator, Who has fearfully and wonderfully made each one of us.  Randy and his wife Dawn have nine children and live in Grand Rapids, MI.

Paul GraceyReasons for Hope Board Member

Paul Gracey is a founding board member of Reasons for Hope.  He has more than 25 years of experience, in the US and abroad, as a lawyer and corporate general counsel. His holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Paul and his wife Colleen were married in January 1988 and together, in 1990, they made a commitment to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, strength and mind. The Graceys, who live in Nevada, have two children, Trip and Lauren.  In 2011 Paul felt the calling of God to join Reasons for Hope and share his business and legal knowledge and experience to guide and grow the ministry and to fulfill his desire to help in building the Kingdom of God. 

Wade WackerReasons for Hope CEO

Wade Wacker is a founding board member and the chief executive officer of Reasons for Hope.  With a degree in financial planning, more than 23 years experience, and as the owner of a successful financial practice, Wade uses his business experience, along with a heart devoted to serving the Lord Jesus Christ, to guide and direct Reasons for Hope.  Wade’s love for the Lord and commitment to growing and strengthening the body of Christ, led him to begin serving Reasons for Hope in a full time capacity in January 2012.  Prior to Wade’s work in the financial industry, He was a minor league ball player for the Minnesota Twins.  With two sons and a daughter, Wade enjoys coaching and mentoring their sports teams. Wade and his wife Stacey, and their children, Joshua, Shadrach and Lacey live in Jackson, MN.