USA Chapter Directors

South Carolina, Columbia – Ashley Card

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As owner, teacher, director, choreographer of Aletheia, a dance & acting organization, Ashley Card is intimately knowledgeable of the entertainment industry.  Her marketing and production agency, Marketing Truth, LLC expands her knowledge base of challenges and victories. 

As chapter director, she acknowledges that the city is, “hard ground in the area of religiosity.” She says, “There is a division between the church and the arts as there is a fear.”  Thus, her businesses have been pioneers in bringing the two segments toget

her by providing high-quality faith-based arts ministries enabling outreach to schools, homes, hospitals, and shelters. 

Her strategy in raising visibility for HPN is reaching out to the local Christian college, holding monthly prayer meetings, recruiting members, and she looks forward to workshops and prayer walks.

Iowa, West Des Moines – David Gaumer

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 At a very young age, David developed a passion for theatre and movie production. This led him to become involved in theatre in high school, and eventually graduate college with a B.A. in theatre.

These days, David spends most of his time in the world of finance, but his love of the entertainment industry and his deep-rooted love of Christ gives him a special ministry of letter-writing. He has written to a number of high-profile actors and has stated that there are plenty of actors and entertainers in Iowa. His goal as a Chapter Director is to “Get the word out around here as much as possible by getting the [HPN Call Sheets] out to people.” He is continually inspired by Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not because the Lord is with you.” – and this quote from Kevin Costner from the Untouchables: “Never stop fighting ‘till the fight is done!”

Nebraska, Omaha – Joshua Brunken

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Joshua Brunken is the Chapter Director for Omaha, Nebraska. He is a multi-talented film and theatre actor and polyglot (he’s fluent in Finnish, Spanish, Turkish and Danish!) Joshua’s chapter’s emphasis is on building bridges with churches and the local acting community. This is a calling that enables him to use his experience in the entertainment industry to help churches establish impactful prayer media ministries. 

In this capacity, he is able to reach out to established churches, as well as offer prayer and support to actors and comedians at events like Comic Con. He has put on the armor of God, offering fellowship to others through his devotion to the Lord.

California, Oakhurst – Dr. Candi MacAlpine

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Dr. Candi MacAlpine is an apostolic team leader, minister and California native, with a Ph.D. from Wagner Leadership Institute. She has two daughters with her late husband Don, and five grandchildren. Steeped in the power of prayer, she has “led prayer journeys across the earth for 20 years.” She is a member of the United States National Prayer Council and the California core team Awaken the Dawn. Additionally, she has authored four books. 

In her sphere of influence and travels, she looks for opportunities to share about HPN with believers in the entertainment industry. Her strength is in leading by example with a commitment to the HPN team and its vision. You can learn more about Candi here:

California, Fresno – Marta Escarcega

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Marta Escarcega has been married to her husband, Arnold, for 37 years. Together they have four children, two grandchildren, three white German Shepherds, and four alpacas. In the past she was an educator at elementary and college levels. Now she is the owner of A & M Ranch as well as Escarcega Enterprise. 

Marta has a heart for the entertainment industry in part because her daughter works in entertainment in New York. Marta and her chapter do prayer walks and host faith-based red carpet events at screenings in Fresno, where they have seen many come to Christ.