Board of Trustees

HAL DONALDSON

Hal Donaldson is co-founder and president of Convoy of Hope, Inc., a non-profit organization that leads humanitarian initiatives across the United States and around the world. Through Convoy of Hope, millions of families in need have received groceries, medical and dental screenings, job opportunities, and more. More than $500 million worth of food and supplies has been distributed to over 65 million people. Convoy of Hope has responded to hundreds of disasters around the world, distributing millions of dollars in aid and emergency services. In addition, Convoy of Hope has more than 145,000 children in 11 countries enrolled in its nutrition program. In 2009, Hal received the National Distinguished Service in Social Welfare Award.

Hal served as editor-in-chief of the Pentecostal Evangel magazine, the Assemblies of God's flagship publication. An award-winning journalist, and popular speaker, Hal is also the author of more than 30 books, including Midnight in the City, which chronicles his journey to eight American cities. He traveled with the police on the midnight shift and walked the streets interviewing drug addicts, gang members, prostitutes, runaways and the homeless.

Hal has a B.A. in Journalism from San Jose State University and a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Bethany University, where he formerly served as an instructor and was honored as Alumnus of the Year. Hal is a member of the Board of Trustees of Oral Roberts University and the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. His wife, Doree, is an accomplished pianist, having received her Master's Degree from the University of Missouri, K.C., Conservatory of Music. They have four daughters: Lindsay, Erin-Rae, Lauren and Haly.