Pastor of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange, FL

Native to Wisconsin, Fr. Chris Hoffmann earned a degree in accounting at Marquette University before graduating from St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. He has been ordained 28 years and has had nine assignments.

In 2000, while pastor of St. Clare, he worked with 15 other clergy to found the FAITH (Fighting Against Injustice Towards Harmony) organization, a DART affiliated group, and became its first co-chair.

After a move to Haines City, FL in 2003, he again worked with his parish to covenant with PEACE in Polk County, another DART affiliate organization.

Fr. Chris is currently pastor of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange, FL, working with FAITH and nine other DART organizations in Florida to reduce youth arrests by having law enforcement issue civil citations (an alternative to arrests).