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 organization Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 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 attending Duck athletic events.
While he has many years of nonprofit leadership experience, he has been on a fast track to learn about youth homelessness and the significant challenges these young people face. He looks forward to continuing to learn, serving, and encouraging the local community to be more engaged in loving and impacting these kids.
Resource Center Director: Joe Clig
Joe comes from a strong and loving family. His parents have been involved in various ministries and service for many years, as well as adopting 10 children! Even though Joe had this example of love and service in his life, due to some life challenges and a physical condition for which he was prescribed oxycontin, his life began to unravel. He suffered through addiction, homelessness and prison. While in prison he re-committed his life to God, took advantage of many learning and growing opportunities, and upon release has continued to grow in health and purpose.
Joe has been clean now for many years, stays involved in recovery and is active in his local church. He is married and has a stepson and a daughter from a previous relationship. And, he and his Dad are very avid Raider fans!
We are very excited to have Joe as part of our team and he is very excited for the opportunity to serve our young homeless community! With his lived experience, understanding of the challenges of our culture and strong desire to serve, he brings great energy and perspective to our service.
Community Relations: 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 Staff: Jamica Anderson
Jamica is a former Hosea guest, showing up in 2013, and former Director Tauna Nelson had significant influence in her life. Jamica struggled for many years with meth and heroin addiction and chose homelessness until about 2016. Being placed into the Lane County Drug Court Program was very beneficial as four years in the program taught her how to effectively communicate and set boundaries. Jamica was a member of the Youth Advisory Council for the 15th Night, where she learned public speaking and how to organize events for homeless young people. She also participated in a one-week training in how to be a Peer Support Specialist, learning how to support young people in the community who have mental health challenges.
Jamica joined our staff February of 2021 and has been a real blessing! Her lived experience allows her to understand and truly empathize with our young homeless community. She also enjoys using her artistic abilities in connecting with and helping our guests to creatively express themselves.
Guest Advocate: Chelsea King
Chelsea has been hired as our Guest Advocate because of her heart for people. Though her degree from Bushnell University is in music, her true passion is connection. She has always made it a priority to make everyone she meets feel seen, heard, valuable and important. Past positions in Ministry, Personal Support Care, and at 15th Night have given her lots of experience working with individuals from different backgrounds, abilities, ages, & mental health conditions. She hopes that by building more connections within our community that we will be able to improve the lives of our guests with an even greater impact.
In her free time, Chelsea loves to dance, practice yoga, & listen to audio books. Her Husband, Dan and her love to write music, watch their favorite TV shows together (Community, Ted Lasso, G.O.T.) and spend time cuddling with their cat, Nora and playing with their Corgi, Ponyo.
Chelsea’s main goal in working at Hosea is to connect with guests on a personal level. To really see, hear & know them. This focused effort will continue to create a space that is welcoming, helpful, and safe, as well as give our guests a sense of belonging, purpose, & hope.
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834 Monroe Street
Eugene, OR 97402
Resource Center Physical Address:
(Inside the church on 8th & Monroe)
834 Monroe Street
Eugene, OR 97402
Most Urgent Needs
- YOU: Volunteers
- Monthly Support (Donations)
- Winter Garments (esp. coats)
- Clean, New Undergarments
- Backpacks & Jeans
- Camping Equipment
- Paper and Cleaning Supplies