CHE staff

David Lopez
Executive Director

(509) 527-2100

  • Master of Science Administration in International Development with an emphasis in Volunteer Leadership —Andrews University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration —Walla Walla University

I see myself as a bridge-builder. Each day I look forward to new opportunities to dream and learn with students, giving them tools to discover ways of connecting with Christ through service now and beyond into their careers.

My favorite project so far was Service Day. Seeing 700+ students, faculty, and staff coming together to work with our community was so rewarding.

I feel blessed with the responsibility to raise four young boys with the love of my life. Some of our favorite things to do are taking over the cul-de-sac to play a hockey game and summer nights camping in the Blues.

Jonathan Simons
Associate Director

(509) 527-2128

  • Master of Social Work —Walla Walla University
  • Master's degree in Business Administration —Western Governors University
  • BS in Health Promotion —Walla Walla University

I help support our amazing student employees and I manage CHE projects. I am excited at the chance to work on the CHE signature project, Blue Zones, and an initiative to develop more service-learning opportunities on campus.

My favorite volunteer project so far has been the Love Heals Clinic. It was incredible to see the impact that our generous volunteers made on our community.

John Aitken III

Co-CARE Coordinator

  • Theology, Class of 2021
  • CARE Coordinator: organizes and leads out in CARE weekend events

I love creating a culture of service at Walla Walla University and have loved the CARE weekends we have done in the past.

I enjoy hanging out with people as much as I can.

Isaac Baik

Project Manager/Videographer

  • Pre-PA, Class of 2024
  • Project Manager: manages the production of media for CHE, such as photos and videos

I enjoy working with the Blue Mountain Land Trust to make videos for what they are doing around the valley. I also enjoyed creating videos for Jumpstart.

I like to cook, mountain bike, sports climb, backpack, boulder, trail run, basically do any sort of suffering outside, and dream.

Hailey Bishoff

Service Day Coordinator

  • Business Administration, Class of 2023
  • Project Coordinator: helps with behind-the-scenes planning on projects and events

I haven't been working with the CHE for long, but I enjoyed helping with the COVID Care projects last spring and planning the CHE Summit this summer! I am excited to help plan the tri-college service day this year!

I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing volleyball, working out, showing horses, and exploring nature.

Dania Estrada-Castanaza

Project Specialist

  • Psychology, Class of 2022
  • Project Specialist: researches virtual volunteering opportunities for students from online mentoring to translating TED talks and much more 

During spring quarter 2020, I organized and facilitated Zumba classes instructed by Dean Ponce for students, faculty and staff of WWU! It was a really fun activity to connect as a community. 

I am involved with Rotary International, a non profit organization that focus on community service in local communities around the world. I lived in Guatemala for 3 years after high school where I translated for medical mission trips and taught English as well!

Mitchell Powers

Co-CARE Coordinator

  • Theology, Class of 2023
  • CARE Coordinator: organizes and leads out in CARE weekend events

My favorite service project was after the Walla Walla Valley flood where I got to crawl underneath homes and clean out the insulation.

I enjoy music, backpacking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Lindsey Schumacher

Project Specialist

  • Pre-Dental Hygiene, Class of 2021
  • Project Specialist: works on multiple projects including writing articles, updating the CHE website, working with His Kids in Action, and more

I am excited to see where the CARE weekend projects this school year will go!

I enjoy spending my time playing viola and ukulele, hunting and fishing, playing volleyball, and traveling

Lauren Threadgill

Project Specialist

  • Elementary Education, 2023
  • Project specialist: works on web design and helps non-profit organizations communicate what their mission is in clear and understandable ways

I loved a service project where we went out into the community and did random acts of kindness. We bought people coffee and took flowers to the rehab centers and the retirement home.

My personal hobbies include singing, painting, boating, and traveling. An interesting fact about me is that I have sung in a choir at Carnegie Hall!

Angelo Simorangkir

Event Coordinator

  • Theology, Class of 2021
  • Event Coordinator: creates events that spread awareness of the CHE on the WWU campus and Valley

I am very excited to see how we can create community and help people in the midst of this COVID-19 season. 

I love all aspects of music, whether that is playing guitar and singing or listening to music 24/7. It is a huge joy of mine!

Kristian Busby

Graphic Designer

  • Product Design and Art, Concentration in Illustration, Class of 2023
  • Graphic Designer: learns and practices the CHE design style to communicate to students via posters, social media posts, etc.

My favorite volunteer projects would have to be participating in the Friends of Walla Walla program and designing the logo for the Online Students Club here at WWU. 

My hobbies include disc golf, Rubik's cubes, backpacking, and anything creative! 

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