Roché loves being asked, “What do you do?”
His answer? “I help change lives, I help one homeless family at a time to get their life back on track, to help them transition to a home where their children can grow, thrive, laugh, and build memories. I believe that living in a home is a basic human right and that children should not be homeless. I’m committed to provide the best services to families in SCV who are not served by other agencies and show them that they are loved by God and us.”
Roché holds Ph.D, Master in Theology, Master of Divinity, Bachelor Honors in Greek, and Bachelor in Theology degrees, all cum laude. He is a proud Bruin after completing his certification in Nonprofit Management at UCLA. After pastoring 8 years in South Africa, he immigrated and served 4 years in the Imperial Valley and 12 years in Los Angeles. As ordained pastor, he welcomes the opportunity to preach at local congregations and engage our youth groups.
Roché is excited about this new chapter in his life and about discovering where God will lead our board to strengthen and expand the services of FPofSCV. Together with our faith partners and volunteers, we will change homelessness in SCV. That’s a Promise to our Families.
Carlton Johnson has a BA in Early Childhood Education and has worked with children and families for over 20 years. Most recently he was the Case Manager at Family Promise of the Verdugos. He has 5 children, 3 girls and 2 boys. He is a professional photographer and commissioned abstract painter and poet.
Carlton is also a Grand Master of Taekwondo, HopKiDo and Tang Soo Do with over 30 years of Martial Arts training and 10th degree Black Belts in 3 styles.
Carlton’s overall goal in this life is the betterment of all people and peace. Through hard work and sacrifice it’s a goal worth trying.
Susan Christopher, Executive Director of LoveSCV, has taken on the role of Congregational Liason. LoveSCV seeks to connect the resources of our community to the needs of our community. She helps connect organizations, individuals, and businesses to those needs and to each other, so that as we all collaborate together the needs of our community are met more effectively.
Susan is also an estate planning attorney and served as part of the educational community of the SCV for nearly ten years. Susan’s boys have flown the nest and are both in college, and she enjoys her time with her husband adventuring, traveling, reading, and being with friends.