Staff Team

Emmanuel Tapala

Emmanuel heads the administration and finance departments at Community of Hope. He is our go-to person for all things fiscal, logistical and administrative. He is also very pastoral in nature and is great at building relationships with young people and mentoring others. Emmanuel oozes of honour, serves with excellence and has a passion for precision. Along with his wife, Suzanna, he heads a Life Group in Amboli, Andheri West, where they also reside.

Rebecca Travasso

Rebecca is PA to Senior Pastors Willie and Beverly Soansand also a skilled in administration, planning and organising. She heads the Events team at COH and is experienced in establishing processes and facilitating team work. Her commitment to excellence and passion for what she does distinguishes her. She also heads the Tiny Tots section of Hope Kidz using creativity and love to communicate the Word of God to children between the ages of four to six. Her husband, Clinton, is also a committed part of our community serving by discipling and mentoring several young men. Together they live in Santacruz East with their three lovely children — Keziah, Kayleb and Hope and keep striving to serve God wherever there is a need!

Rebecca Pearson

Communication and creativity are this Rebecca’s core strengths. She works with the media team by creating digital art; designing printables and merchandise; and writing content for Community of Hope. She also loves spending time with younger girls — encouraging, inspiring and building them up for the Kingdom. Her husband, Daniel, serves within the production team at COH and has a passion for hospitality. Together they are zealous about being a blessing to young people are available to serve in any way possible.

Simone Burchell

Simone has a powerful voice and is an anointed worship leader at Community of Hope. Reaching out to the lost is her core passion and she is ace at drawing people in, discipling and mentoring them and helping them get connected to community. Her art, décor and interior design background makes her an asset to our team here. She is a radical youth leader with a passion to inspire the local church to move outside its walls.

Ravi Harapanahalli

‘Ravi’ is the most called out name in the COH office. He is not only our Admin Assistant but also a very resourceful person in any given situation. Ravi assists Emmanuel with the Admin and Finance work and is extremely helpful, giving and supportive by nature. He is great at networking and tackling unexpected situations.

Abin Raj

Abin is an excellent musician and play the drums in the COH worship team. He is also skilled at audio and technical work and helps by editing the audio for all our video productions. His availability, servitude and promptness to help set him apart. He is also extremely committed to whatever assignment he takes on – whether it is audio production related or whether it is playing with the band.

Komal Singh Sakhare

Komal Singh is from Aurangabad and works as our Office Assistant at COH. He takes care of Asha House throughout the week and helps with administrative work as well. His heart to serve and his love for the House of God stand out in everything he does.