We have heard now from several Hope members who have been told by Hope staff that the report submitted with ASU is not real and that no inquiry is underway. A story has even been told that Hope "hired a mediator to speak with ASU" and that ASU told them the report does not exist.
These statements are puzzling to us, because not only does the report exist, but Hope leadership has a copy (proof below). The night before we submitted it, a Hope pastor gained access to our Google Doc, which actually rushed our submission. We do not know why Hope staff is circulating these untrue stories, but we wanted to alert everyone. I (Stephen Wicker) have provided the following items below:
1. A screenshot of a Hope Pastor "resolving" a comment on our original Google Document on July 5th, meaning he had access to it. (Showing that the report exists, and Hope has a copy)
2. An email from July 25 from Carla Mahnke (Student Rights/Responsibilities) referencing the report (Showing that the report exists, and that ASU has a copy).
3. An email exchange between myself and Carla Mahnke regarding Hope's procurement of the report, after we learned that Hope had tried to preemptively meet with ASU (Showing that the report exists, Hope leadership is aware of it, and ASU has a copy). This one from August 10th.
4. An email from the assistant Dean confirming that no mediator from Hope has spoken with ASU
Again, we do not know why Hope is relating this false information to members, but since our whole purpose here is delineation of truth, we figured everyone ought to know.
Thanks and God bless,
What Former Members are Saying
"...It is important for us to humble ourselves through this process, pray for God to move, and pray for God to reveal to Brian and Wendy the destruction they have sown through Hope. Pray for their eyes to be opened and for God to break them down to the point of true repentance."