Who We Are
Hope In View is a non profit tax-exempt organization which was registered in Indiana in 2003.
Carolyn Klaus, M.D., is a board certified internist who became skilled in care of AIDS patients in a Philadelphia inner city clinic that she founded. With mentoring from an international agency, she also learned to do community development in that needy neighborhood.
In recent years she has used this experience in seven AIDS-affected countries, teaching and consulting in medical schools, colleges and universities, churches, and community-based organizations on four continents. As part of this work she has initiated a community health development project in Peru, organized a network of AIDS ministries in Ukraine, and helped launch antiretroviral drug therapy in Ethiopia. She has also trained over 200 "AIDS strategic mobilizers", who in turn have worked in at least 19 countries.
Ronald L. Klaus, Ph.D., has worked in the US Space program, taught chemical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and done research in fields ranging from solid rocket propellants to efficient electric power generation. However, he has spent most of his life leading and promoting small discipleship groups—first as a camp counselor, then as part of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, then later as a pastor and church planter. His teaching on the kingdom of God sparked the founding of Esperanza Health Center in inner city Philadelphia and has stimulated students in seminaries and Bible schools in five countries. Since 2004 he has been teaching and mentoring church leaders from many denominations within Ethiopia. He is ordained by Radical Restoration Ministries, Bristol, IN.
Small Business Development and Microenterprise Coordinator
A long-time friend of Ron and Carolyn, Tim Thiery took his first trip to Ethiopia in 2007 as a "fly on the wall" for Ron and Carolyn, documenting their involvement and progress with community development. Ever since this first-person witness of the amazing events there, Tim has found his own heart for the people of Ethiopia. In June, 2010 he returned to Ethiopia to teach biblical principles of economics, successfully launching at least one small business. Around his "day job" as a public school science teacher, he continues to work to identify and network resources for sustainable small business developments in Ethiopia.
Child Sponsorship Coordinator
Cara Jo Klockow is an occupational therapist and youth gruop leader who became interested in Ethiopia in 2007 when one of her youth group members asked her to sponsor a Hope In View child. Early in 2010 she and her husband traveled to Ethiopia to adopt their daughter-and see the work of Hope In View. Since July, 2010, she has served very capably as the USA Coordinator of Hope In View's child sponsorship program, which now sponsors over 80 children in Addis Adaba
Donna White has determined that being blind and wheelchair-bound does ont mean being idle or unproductive. She recruits and reminds Hope In View supporters to pray for Ethiopia and those working there, particularly in monthly prayer meetings in Goshen. Much of our success in Ethiopia may be due to her efforts.
All of the above serve as volunteers, supporting themselves through meanas outside of Hope In View. Other volunteers include trainees of Dr. Klaus and other people of many walks of life who choose to use their time and skills to see Ethipia transformed along many lines and AIDS defeated throughout the world.