Founder & CEO
Michael Wawrzewski is a native of Garnett, Kansas. He graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree from Coffeyville Community College in 1991 and with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wichita State University in 1995 after completing the Physician Assistant program. He works as a Physician Assistant part-time here in Wichita, Kansas at Wesley Medical Center with the trauma surgery/critical care services.
Michael founded Hospitals of Hope in 1998 after taking multiple short-term mission trips to medically undeveloped countries starting in 1992. As a true visionary willing to make his ideas a reality, Mike was the recipient of the 2005 American Academy of Physician Assistants Humanitarian of the Year award and the 2008 Frist Humanitarian Award from HCA (Hospital Corporation of America).
Michael is married to Elizabeth, a dentist trained in Bolivia and the United States. Michael and Elizabeth work together to further the ministry of Hospitals of Hope.
Matt Hamer grew up in Wichita and graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in music and communications in 2012. He has a love of people and a passion to see how God is expressed in different cultures and contexts, and takes seriously the need to serve those that are in the margins.
He has been involved in foreign mission work throughout his life, and is also a part of Polaris Church, a church plant in downtown Wichita. Matt and his wife Megan are expecting their first child in December, 2014. He also sings and plays guitar in the band Coriander, and is very involved in the Wichita music community.