Staff and Oversight

Staff and Oversight

Scott Maurer - Executive Director


Scott Maurer is our executive director. He is responsible for providing organizational oversight and direction, training volunteers, and conducting most of our individual and family counseling.

Scott spent over a decade in the business world, where he learned about organizational structures, leadership and team dynamics, and interpersonal conflict. He has spent the last 15 years in pastoral ministry as an associate pastor and senior pastor of several churches, where much of his time was dedicated to individual and family counseling. This experience included marital and family counseling, as well as working with a variety of affective and social disorders, such as trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, abuse, self-abuse, anger management, and conflict resolution. His graduate and doctoral level studies have covered transformational leadership, family systems and conflict resolution, counseling, and emotional-spiritual health. He is a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, the American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Society for Christian Psychology.

Scott has synthesized this experience and education base into the system of healing the entire person that we employ at New Day Help Center. He has trained many other people in how to find their place in this system of healing and minister to others in ways that will help the wounded recover and thrive.

A native Alexandrian, Scott graduated in 1985 from T.C. Williams High School. He has graduate degrees from the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University and from Liberty Theological Seminary, as well as an earned doctorate from Bethel Seminary. He lives in Alexandria, VA, with his wife and children (when they are home from college).

David R. Stokes - Director

David R. Stokes has been an ordained minister for nearly 40 years, leading congregations in Texas, Ohio, Illinois, and New York. Since 1998, he has served as Senior Pastor of Expectation Church in Fairfax, Virginia. In conjunction with his ministry work, he has written several books related to issues of faith and inspiration. He is married and has three daughters and seven grandchildren.

Doug Dell - Director

Before retiring, Doug was a successful and well-respected business executive. During that time, he served on several oversight boards, including those of Bethel Baptist Church and Teen Challenge. Doug currently serves on staff with Christ Community Church as the Missions Associate. Doug has a passion to help at-risk families and dedicates much of his time to the spiritual and material renovation of impoverished communities. He is married and has two children and seven grandchildren.

Mike Hildreth - Director

Mike is a professor of microbiology and has spent a lifetime as an educator helping to provide young people with a solid academic foundation. He has also served in leadership oversight at several churches. He is dedicated to reaching members of society that are so often overlooked, and he and his wife have embraced many people who have struggled with serious personal challenges. He is married with two children and three grandchildren.