Season of Hope

Event Details

2019 Season of Hope

  • Sep

We invite you to be our guest at the 2019 Season of Hope luncheon. This event is more than just a lunch. It is designed to promote hope and incite action among community members to believe that ending homelessness one life at a time through the Power of Christ is not only possible, it’s within our reach.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. early registration

Tickets: $75.00

Featuring keynote speaker, Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy




Featuring Keynote Speaker, Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson Credit Nina Subin

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and one of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation. His memoir, Just Mercy, is the story of a young lawyer fighting on the frontlines of a country in thrall to extreme punishments and careless justice.  In 2018, he opened the Legacy Museum which was designed to show our nation’s history of discrimination and modern-day injustices.


We encourage businesses and individuals alike to join us as sponsors for our events.  Please reach out to  at 616-588-8753 with questions regarding upcoming sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsor Season of Hope


Our Hope

The Washington Post recently published an article addressing the disparity in homeownership around the nation.  According to a report by Harvard University, in 2017, 63.9% of Americans owned a home although homeownership levels among the African-American community continue to drop. This is due to a lack of affordable housing in many areas and low inventory in others.  We want to be a catalyst to the housing crisis conversation in Grand Rapids and this starts with our Season of Hope event.


Have questions regarding the Mel Trotter Ministries Season of Hope Event? Contact  at 616-588-8753.