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
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.
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!
Most Urgent Needs
- YOU: Volunteers
- Monthly Support (Donations)
- Winter Garments (esp. coats)
- Clean, New Undergarments
- Backpacks & Jeans
- Camping Equipment
- Paper and Cleaning Supplies