Our Team!

The staff members of the Eugene Mission “serve the Lord with gladness” and thanksgiving for the call God has placed on our lives.  We are committed to loving our homeless neighbors and assisting them as they transition out of homelessness. We are equally committed to operating our organization with the utmost professionalism and stewardship. If you need assistance from our team, please feel welcome to call the Eugene Mission at 541-344-3251.

Executive/Operational Leadership

Sheryl Balthrop

Executive Director

Beth Sheehan

Director of Philanthropy

Shawn Bay

Director of Finance & Human Resources

Velada McElroy

Office Manager / Bookkeeper

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Chelsae Miller

Director of Guest & Staff Development

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Mike Tardie

Community Engagement & Volunteer Manager

Nick Licavoli

Media Specialist


Eric Z.

Facilities Director

Luiggi Rossi

Maintenance Manager

Chris O'Connell

Facilities Assistant

Shane Richardson

In-Kind Donations Manager
Life Skills Manager

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Dallas Reynolds

In-Kind Donations Assistant Manager

Ken Coldeen

Custodial Coordinator

Food Services

Phaedra Jackson

Hospitality & Culinary Arts Director

Trent Lee

Culinary Arts Manager

Tino Mendoza-Cruz

Food Service Assistant Manager

Jake Reed

Kitchen Supervisor / Cook

Greg Thornbury

Warehouse Assistant / Cook

Life Change Program

Denver Harris

Life Change Program Director

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Ryan Matsen

Relapse Prevention Program Supervisor

R3 Program

Rescue ~ Revitalize ~ Restore

Kelsie Champ

R3 Program Director

Norm Ingebretson

Men's Services

Julie Hansen

Women & Children Services

Tony Davis

R3 Navigator

Tanya Miner

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Michelle Moore

R3 Navigator

Rescue Navigators

Linda Forbess

Rescue Navigator

Pat Porter

Rescue Navigator

Michael Mueller

Rescue Navigator

Tom Durant

Rescue Navigator

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Kai Batalona

Rescue Navigator

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Mike Arredondo

Rescue Navigator

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Juehl Veloz

Rescue Navigator


Moana Brown

Rescue Navigator

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Rachel Zeller

Rescue Navigator

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Denise Duke

Rescue Navigator

We Are Blessed to Serve!

“If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. 36 Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you.” – Leviticus 25:35-36