Mike DeMaster, Assistant Treasurer

Vocation: Executive Administrator, Emmanuel Reformed Church

Hometown: Paramount CA

Background: Mike was an educator and coach for 20 years whose roles included high school teacher and K-12 principal. He coached high school football, baseball and surfing and coached college baseball at CSUDH and Biola universities. Aside from his full-time position as executive administrator Emmanuel Church, Mike volunteers as executive director of the Paramount Care Foundation and Treasurer of the Harold and Shirley Korver Leadership Development Fund. He also has prior board experience with Grace Children’s Home in Mexico.

Family: Mike and his wife Krista have three children. In his free time, Mike enjoys surfing and playing with his family.

What do you hope the Compton Initiative will accomplish? “I hope the Compton Initiative will continue to gain partners in and out of the city and that future work sites will be identified as residents take an active role in their neighborhoods and approach us for help.”

What is your favorite thing about a Compton work day? “I love seeing the faces of homeowners and school staff as their properties are brightened and how good volunteers feel after giving of their time to help their neighbors out.”

How has the Compton Initiative helped you grow? “The Compton Initiative has helped me grow in my faith since it reminds me of the sacrifices that Christ made for me.”

Mike DeMaster, Assistant Treasurer

Vocation: Executive Administrator, Emmanuel Reformed Church

Hometown: Paramount CA

Background: Mike was an educator and coach for 20 years whose roles included high school teacher and K-12 principal. He coached high school football, baseball and surfing and coached college baseball at CSUDH and Biola universities. Aside from his full-time position as executive administrator Emmanuel Church, Mike volunteers as executive director of the Paramount Care Foundation and Treasurer of the Harold and Shirley Korver Leadership Development Fund. He also has prior board experience with Grace Children’s Home in Mexico.

Family: Mike and his wife Krista have three children. In his free time, Mike enjoys surfing and playing with his family.

What do you hope the Compton Initiative will accomplish? “I hope the Compton Initiative will continue to gain partners in and out of the city and that future work sites will be identified as residents take an active role in their neighborhoods and approach us for help.”

What is your favorite thing about a Compton work day? “I love seeing the faces of homeowners and school staff as their properties are brightened and how good volunteers feel after giving of their time to help their neighbors out.”

How has the Compton Initiative helped you grow? “The Compton Initiative has helped me grow in my faith since it reminds me of the sacrifices that Christ made for me.”

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