Executive Director: Brad Bills
Brad has had the opportunity to serve young people for over 25 years, first as the Executive Director for Rogue Valley Youth for Christ (YFC) in Medford for over 16 years and then as a National Field Director for YFC for over 8 years. As a National Field Director he supported and served 25 YFC chapters on the West Coast. He began as the Hosea Director April 1, 2019.
Brad grew up in Medford, was active in many sports and was impacted by the ministry of Fellowship of Christian Athletes while in high school. He attended UO, graduating with a degree in Business – Finance. After spending most of his life in Southern Oregon, he is excited to be in Eugene where his family has lived for many years. Brad enjoys playing golf, running, hiking, reading and spending time at a family cabin on the Upper Rogue River.
While he has many years of nonprofit leadership experience, he acknowledges he has much to learn about teen homelessness and the significant challenges these young people face. He looks forward to learning, serving and encouraging the local Christian community to be involved in loving and impacting these kids.
Operations Director: Karri Tinnes
Karri has been involved with HYS 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 HYS in 2014. 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 youth 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 HYS. She is so grateful and humbled to be able to work alongside the people here at HYS. HYS 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 others the same support that she needed during those 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.
Resource Center 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!
Resource Center Support: Starla Froehlich
Starla is currently attending the University of Oregon and will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Human Services and Psychology with a minor in Nonprofit Administration. Starla started working with Hosea in March of 2018 as an intern through the FHS Program and quickly fell in love with Hosea’s mission. During the Summer of 2018 she started work at the SVDP/HYS Youth House working with high school students and then transitioned back to Hosea’s Resource Center at the start of 2019.
Working with the young adult population has been a huge passion for Starla over the past couple of years. She cannot wait to continue pursuing that passion at Hosea and to have the opportunity to speak the truth about the Gospel to so many faces at the Resource Center. She believes that this will be an important factor in helping them live healthier lives away from the streets. Starla will also be working toward better serving these youth as she pursues a Masters in Social work at Portland State University.
Most Urgent Needs
- YOU: Volunteers
- Monthly Support (Donations)
- Winter Garments (esp. coats)
- Clean, New Undergarments
- Backpacks & Jeans
- Camping Equipment
- Paper and Cleaning Supplies