Executive Director: Dave Williams
Dave Williams’ unique background has placed in him a passion to work with at-risk and homeless youth. He has actually experienced what many of the youth at Hosea are currently in the middle of, whether it be time living on the streets, abusive and/or difficult adoption and foster experiences, or other struggles that no child should have to face. At the age of 19, Dave accepted Christ as the only way to permanently heal his wounds, and has found his mission in ministering and aiding other struggling youth in whatever ways he can.
With the support of his wife, Cynthia, and his children, Grace and Jack, Dave is able to partner with various ministries that help him accomplish that goal. Along with serving as an Executive Director at Hosea Youth Services since 2012, Dave serves as the Youth Pastor at University Fellowship Church and as an Advisor for Agape Youth, which ministers to children and youth with incarcerated parents. In the summer of 2012, he started a business called Youthweb with Ken Harvey, with the purpose of giving the youth at Hosea an opportunity for employment in a cleaning partnership with Bell Real Estate.
Dave firmly believes in the power of positive relationships, and is constantly working on opportunities to provide those relationships in the lives of at-risk youth.
Operations Director: Karri Tinnes
Karri has been involved with Hosea since September 2013. She started out as a student intern to complete her degree in Public Health from Oregon State University. After graduating, she officially started working for Hosea as the Volunteer Coordinator in January 2014. Karri now helps in many different areas of Hosea such as: volunteering at the Drop-In Center, the auction, media and marketing, overseeing the different departments of Hosea, and with some community awareness and development. Karri’s heart is to spend time and build relationships with the youth. However, she understands that the opportunity to build relationships with youth wouldn’t exist if she didn’t fulfill her duties as an administrator. She desires for all kids to come to know Jesus and the dreams and plans He has for them.
With the support of Karri’s husband, Tyson, and their son, Tucker Jon, she is able to continue working for Hosea. She is so grateful and humbled to be able to work alongside the people here at Hosea. Fellow staff, volunteers, and youth. Hosea is more than a place of work for her, it is a family.
Financial Director: Devon Allen
Devon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from UC Riverside. She has worked with youth since graduating high school. Along with 10 years experience in youth ministry, Devon has taught at multiple learning centers assisting high school and college students in reaching their potential in math as well as other subjects.
Devon’s middle and high school years were a very trying and transformative time for her, and she desires to give other the same support that she needed during these very formative years of her life. She is now continuing her calling to work with youth at Hosea, handling the financial and marketing needs of the organization. Most of her face-to-face work with Hosea clients comes through her work at Youthweb and Oregon Construction Guys, which seeks to provide employment opportunities for them.
Project Manager: Josh Frank
Josh is currently attending the University of Oregon and is close to obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He started with Hosea in September 2016, and has quickly grown to love his work. Josh is from Eugene and desires to do his part to help and impact Lane County. He has been searching for some time for a niche that he feels God has for him in this community and feels that he as found it in Hosea.
Josh’s role at Hosea is to oversee the development of the joint housing project that Hosea has partnered with St. Vincent de Paul to accomplish. He is working to create and implement program pieces for the home to create a program that will help the residents of the home achieve long-term success once they’ve left.
Most importantly, Josh believes that God sent his son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins and because of it, we can know the Lord.
Development Coordinator: Dave Lipp
Beloved, long-time NCU Basketball Coach and Athletic Director, Dave Lipp or “Coach” as many know him, has been with HYS for more than 10 years. Dave is married to his beautiful wife of close to 30 years, Julie, has three wonderful daughters, and is a proud Grandpa. Dave earned his BS in Christian Education from NCC in 1971 and still currently lives in Eugene. Dave loves this community and is fully committed to seeing at-risk and homeless youth create and sustain healthy lives away from the streets. Dave is passionate about the well-being of HYS and helps cultivate and maintain many wonderful relationships within the community. You’ll see him at our Service Center serving youth once a week so come on down and join him!
Most Urgent Needs
- YOU: Volunteers
- Monthly Support (Donations)
- Winter Garments (esp. coats)
- Clean, New Undergarments
- Backpacks & Jeans
- Camping Equipment
- Paper and Cleaning Supplies