Glenda Hope

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The Reverend Glenda Hope is a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister in San Francisco, California, United States. She heads San Francisco Network Ministries, a charity serving the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.[1]

She received a BA in English Literature from Florida State University in 1958. In 1960, she completed an MA in English Bible at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education. In 1969, she completed a Masters of Divinity at the San Francisco Theological Seminary.[2]

She was ordained at Old First Presbyterian Church in San Francisco in 1969 where she served until 1972. At that time, Reverend Hope with her husband, Scott Hope, founded San Francisco Network Ministries.[3] She also served as Pastor of Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church from 1978 to 1989.[4]

San Francisco Network Ministries[edit]

Through San Francisco Network Ministries, Glenda has created many services for the homeless and residents of the Tenderloin. Most notable, Network Ministries runs a safe house for women escaping prostitution, as well as constructing a 38-unit affordable housing apartment building.[5]

Honors and recognitions[edit]

  • In 1989 and 2004, she received the TenderChamp award from Central City Hospitality House.[4]
  • In 1991, Rev. Hope received the E.H. Johnson Memorial Trust Fund Award for her work in the Tenderloin.[6]
  • In 2001, she was recognized as an Unsung Hero of Compassion from the Dalai Lama.[2]
  • In 2004, she was honored in the American House of Representatives by Lynn Woolsey.[4]
  • In 2007, she was given an honorary degree from the University of San Francisco. [7]
  • On February 12th, she will be honored by Cameron House of San Francisco Chinatown for the Excellence in Service and Leadership at their annual Soul & Elegance fundraiser.


  1. ^ The San Francisco Chronicle, May 21, 2001. Page A-21
  2. ^ a b :: Three alumni honored as FSU 'Grads Made Good'[dead link]
  3. ^ Old First Presbyterian Service, October 7, 2007
  4. ^ a b c Project Vote Smart - Representative Lynn C. Woolsey - Honoring Reverend Glenda Hope Archived 18 December 2010 at WebCite
  5. ^ SFnetworkministries | What we do[dead link]
  6. ^ PC(USA) News Release Number - 04250 - Notes about people Archived 18 December 2010 at WebCite
  7. ^ "University of San Francisco Honorary Degree Recipients". Retrieved 10 March 2012.