Our Team

Larry Scurry

Lead Chaplain, Larry Scurry

Chaplain Larry has a heart for at-risk youth. He experienced some of the same confusion and troubles they are now facing. When Larry became a new creation in Christ, he began sharing his faith with all who would listen and has a passion for saving the lost.

He is now an ordained pastor of a San Francisco church and has served in the Chaplaincy ministry for over 20 years.

Pastor Kelvin Smith

Reverend, Kelvin Smith – Assistant Chaplain & Outreach

Reverend, Kelvin Smith has 17 years of pastoral experience and is currently the Senior Pastor of New Hope Community Church of East Palo Alto Ca.  New Hope Community Church is non-denominational ,multi-ethnic , come-as-you-are, Christ centered loving church, where the unchurched are welcomed. He has an anointing to reach the unchurched and young people.  Pastor Kelvin enjoys being at the cutting edge of  outreach, crossing nondenominational, racial and social economic lines – tearing down traditional and religious barriers.

Pastor Smith’s preaching style transcends the traditional church message and his vast in depth understanding of scripture allows him to reach those those who are mature in Christ, as well as the unchurched – those coming to christ for the first time.

Over the past 8 years Pastor Kelvin has worked with “ Cease Fire gang prevention, PIA on Pro 47 , Fellowship Of Faith, NAACP and many other ministries on the peninsula.

“Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.”  Jeremiah 3:15. 

John Choma, President |  Executive Director

I am the newly appointed Chairman of the Board of Hillcrest Chaplaincy and Ministries.  I am blessed to be a part of the HCM team that has cared-for and served at-risk youth of San Mateo County faithfully for more than 60+ years.

I am a former member of the 1981 San Francisco 49er team that won Super Bowl XVI.  I grew-up going to church, but became a dedicated follower of Jesus in 1980, just prior to joining the 49ers and participating in our historic rise from obscurity to becoming a world-championship team.  Since then, have shared my Christian testimony with thousands of people in churches and small groups, I have also done leadership development for churches and global ministries.  If you are interested in having me deliver a talk or Bible Study, see our “HCM Speaks!” page

Jonathan de Smidt, Treasurer

We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the HCM team.  He has already become a participant in our Sunday Worship Services and Tuesday evening Bible Studies.  It is also a real plus that Jonathan speaks Spanish, and has participated in the Spanish-Speaker Bible Studies.