DAVE HOPE, born on October 7, 1949 in Topeka, Kansas, USA, is an American bass guitarist who played with the American progressive rock band KANSAS from 1970 until the band's first split in 1983. After the band's split Hope started the Christian band AD with Kerry Livgren and others. Today, Hope is a retired Anglican priest. He is also bassist for the praise band The IRS and currently working to produce a local secular group with old friends. Dave is still close with the members of Kansas and has been known to play the encore of their shows when he attends.