United States Team
MEET THE TEAM WORKING IN THE USA
Heather May Lytle is the executive director and one of the co-founders of the Hope of Africa. Since 2003, she has worked throughout Africa partnering with several individuals and organizations in Africa. From 2006-2009, she lived in South Africa, and assisted with establishment of a boarding school for orphaned and vulnerable children. She also managed after school programs in several village schools. She currently travels to Africa several times a year to teach, conduct camps, and lead teams. Heather has a passion for holistically mentoring young people to achieve their God-given dreams and talents.
Andrew (Heather’s brother) grew up on a ranch in Montana and graduated with honors from a two year program at Montana Wilderness School of the Bible. He also has a strong love of overseas travel where he discovered a huge burden for the difficult conditions of the people in the developing countries of the world. He is currently working as an independent contractor, and is honored to help serve the leaders working in Africa’s poorest areas.
secretary of the board
Ami Shetler joined Hope of Africa in 2013 when she moved with Heather Lytle to South Africa to help open a home base for the HOA youth. Ami resides in Billings, Montana, where she works as a Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys the outdoors, music, and social networking. At the beginning of 2018, Ami joined HOA in the capacity of secretary of the board.