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 Manager: Starla Froehlich, M.Ed.
Starla started working at Hosea in March of 2018 as an intern through the UO 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. Starla has two Bachelor’s degrees, in Family and Human Services and Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Prevention Science. During her graduate education at the UO, Starla focused primarily on fighting for youth who have previously been involved in the juvenile justice system.
Working with the young adult population has been a huge passion for Starla over the past few years. She cannot wait to continue pursuing that passion at Hosea and to have the opportunity to speak the truth about the Gospel to those she talks with on a daily basis. Her new goals center around advocating for young adults who are navigating the different social justice systems they are involved in, to break through the chains that hold them back from obtaining healthier lives away from the streets.
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.
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Most Urgent Needs
- YOU: Volunteers
- Monthly Support (Donations)
- Winter Garments (esp. coats)
- Clean, New Undergarments
- Backpacks & Jeans
- Camping Equipment
- Paper and Cleaning Supplies