We’re leading the effort to bring God's healing from abuse to people around the world, one person at a time.

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Our Mission

Through God's power, Door of Hope equips people all over the world to live free from abuse and trauma through safe housing, educational conferences, support groups, trauma recovery counseling and prayer ministry.


Founded in 2012, Door of Hope received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2014. In 2016, we established our current headquarters and ministry center, located in Blaine, MN.


The Holy Spirit leads Door of Hope through our passionate and dedicated Founder and Global Director, Diane Stores, and through a gifted and hardworking volunteer board of directors.

Pastor Diane Stores, Founder and Global Director

Founder and Global Director, Diane Stores

Founder and Global Director, Diane Stores

Door of Hope Ministries was born out of Pastor Diane Stores’ passion to minister internationally to those affected by abuse. Her vision is to help plant national and international shelters, host local and international conferences, and equip Christian leaders worldwide to effectively minister to the hurting in their community.

Personally, Diane survived a 25 year marriage that was filled with every form of abuse. In 1991, she found the strength and determination to escape and begin a new life with her children. Her life experience gives her a unique understanding of the needs of abused women and children.

For 20+ years, it has been her joy and privilege to help more than 2,000 individuals break free from the effects of abuse, while serving in the following roles:

  • Associate Pastor at Bridgewood Community Church for more than 10 years.

  • Development Director and Support Group Facilitator at Christian Recovery Counseling Center.

  • Founder of one of the first Christian domestic abuse shelters in the U.S., and of Door of Hope. She has served as executive director of both ministries.

  • Chaplain for 5+ years for the Blaine, Spring Lake Park, and Mounds View Police and Fire Departments.

Board of Directors

Board Chair, Beth McMillan

Board Chair, Beth McMillan

Mark Lageson, Secretary

Mark Lageson, Secretary

David Melander , Treasurer

David Melander, Treasurer

Rev. Dr. Kendra Diehl , A.B.D., Member

Rev. Dr. Kendra Diehl, A.B.D., Member

What god accomplished in 2018

  • Served 217 (71% more than 2017) through our support groups, trauma recovery prayer ministry, workshops, conferences, safe housing and crisis help

  • Our support groups offerings increased from 14 to 19 enabling us to serve 84 (33% more than 2017). Since most join more than one support group, the total number of support group attendees was 142 (42% more than 2017)

  • 197 volunteers donated more than 1000 hours. Volunteer opportunities

  • Awareness and following grew as our mailing list expanded 83% and our email list grew 40%

  • 178 Trauma Recovery Prayer Ministry appointments brought Jesus and His healing to 80 men, women and teens (36% more than 2017)

  • Ten women received Crisis counseling and one woman and her three children found safety and support in our Safe House

  • Two Beauty Instead of Ashes women’s conferences and one workshop educated and equipped 26 men and women

  • We received 921 donations increasing our giving 27% from 2017