Jesse CaslerJesse Casler
Emerging Leader Award

Jesse Casler (99) joined HOPE International in October 2004 and currently serves as its Director of Finance and Administration. HOPE International is a Christian non-profit network of microfinance organizations alleviating both physical and spiritual poverty around the world. In his role, Jesse supports the financial operations of the 14 microfinance organizations in the HOPE International network that are serving approximately 250,000 clients in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean. Jesse’s education includes a BA from Eastern Nazarene College and both an M.A. in International Relations and an M.B.A. from Boston University. Prior to and during his graduate work, Jesse gained experience in international banking at several banks and financial institutions in the Boston area, including State Street Bank. Jesse has traveled extensively throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, witnessing how God is moving around the globe and seeing firsthand His care and concern for the poor through the work of HOPE International. Jesse also serves on the board of New Holland Church of the Nazarene near Lancaster, PA. Jesse and his wife, Krista (White, 99), have two sons, Josiah and William.