North Minneapolis is “a thriving and vibrant community that is a great place to live, work, play, and worship”
Hope United CDC is a “Catalyst of Hope in North Minneapolis – connecting people, organizations and resources to transform our community for Good
I have had a long interest in racial reconciliation, growing up in a military family in many diverse paces around the country. My interest in Hope United CDC's mission was born out of my concern for the persistent disparities in education and employment in North Minneapolis. I hope to use my experience in psychology, healing ministry and management consultation to advance the unique mission of Hope United CDC.
The community of North minneapolis is a place that is very important and very close to my heart. I grew up in an area where justice was not balanced at all for minority citizens. My parents raised us to to be a family that focuses on what is right, just and equal for all. My father started a newspaper called the "Challenger" that exposed issues and challenged the status quo back in the seventies. This helped to shape my point of view. I have seen some of the inequities that have taken place in North Minneapolis. God has placed challenging the current system on my heart. I want to be involved in a Christ-centered movement that will enhance the current environment and opportunities in North Minneapolis
Royce Pavelka is a commercial real estate professional who focuses on helping companies and investors achieve their goals through real estate. Also, as a seminary-trained leader, Royce is committed to helping followers of Jesus take their faith to work. Royce brings passion, energy, and creative intellect to work at Hope United CDC