Press Release



A meaningful and innovative approach to supporting and mentoring those going through devastating life crisis

ST. PAUL, MN – Hope 360 Ministries is excited to announce the launch of Hope 360 Storytellers, a

unique and meaningful approach to providing an immediate and effective message of hope and

help to those going through life-devastating events. Made up of Christians who themselves faced significant life challenges and emerged eager to share a story of hope, victory, grace and redemption, the Hope 360 Storytellers have been mobilized, empowered and equipped with a website platform in order to reach many who have been through similar crises or circumstances and are now searching for purpose, direction and guidance.

Currently, there are 147 Storytellers online at with website traffic of 7,000-11,000 hits per month. They all come from a place of understanding the fear, isolation, depression, hopelessness and embarrassment that comes from living through a personal crisis, and their mission is to be transparent and a guiding light that points hurting people toward Jesus Christ and to local churches:

● Kim tells of years of depression, brokenness and guilt after having an abortion

● Jeni lived a life addicted to drugs, alcohol, men and parties

● Rick and Kate struggled with significant marriage and financial difficulties

● Doug was devastated by bankruptcy, foreclosure and divorce

● Aaron and Sara experienced the devastating heartache of losing their beautiful daughter

● Brian and Carla’s marriage suffered greatly from the influences of pornography, anger and severe lack of trust

“God has used the Hope 360 Storytellers to save marriages, help others to end their addictions and helped direct people to dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ,” says Doug Kaufmann, founder of Hope 360 Ministries. “It’s evident God is in the business of strategically positioning us in the right place at the right time and He wants to take our adversity and turn it into a ministry. I like to think of it as God is in the business of recycling our pain and using it for someone else’s gain.”

Kauffman also says that God has given him a vision of having 50,000 Hope 360 Storytellers one day.

“When someone is going through a hard time, I want them to immediately think of going to to find a relatable story of hope and a mentor with which they can connect. For me, it’s perfectly summed up by what I call the Hope 360 verse: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

If you would like more information about Hope 360 or to schedule us on your show, please contact the founder of Hope 360 Ministries, Doug Kauffman, at 612-490-2069 or email him at

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Hope 360 Ministries exists to combat hopelessness by sharing stories of hope. Our goal is to befriend, encourage and pray for individuals and help them find purpose, direction and hope in their circumstances.

Doug Kauffman
Phone: 612-490-2069