Mike Wiltz joined The Hope Center as President and CEO on March 1, 2022. 

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in International Business at Illinois State University in 1987 and studied during the summers of 1985 and 1986 at the College of Salzburg in Austria and The University of Paderborn in Germany.


While having a heart for ministry, he first entered the corporate workforce in Chicago, working for RR Donnelley for 20 years, starting in a sales role, and rising to serve as VP of Corporate Accounts, working for clients like UPS, Fed Ex, H&R Block, Wal-Mart, and Tyson Foods. The Lord then called Mike to serve as Executive Director at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in Carrollton, TX, for the past 11 years. There he led a staff of sixty- five employees in multiple disciplines, oversaw their financial budget, and led all strategic planning.


“When you are able to comprehend the magnitude of ministries that are housed in The Hope Center and couple that with the amazing staff, my wife Becky and I are very excited to join the journey of bringing hope, support, and encouragement to our local and global communities.” – Mike Wiltz.