David Mason - Young Life, Troy, Ohio
David Mason is on staff with Young Life in Troy, Ohio. This position encompasses three main areas. The first one is developing leaders within the Miami/Shelby County area. David spends time with the volunteer leaders at Versailles, Piqua, Troy, and New Knoxville. The second responsibility is to build an adult support team to support the ministry in prayer, finances, and opening up their homes for meetings and activities. David has developed Young Life at Troy High School for students there, and he and his wife, Katie, are now working with students at Miami East High School.
City Gospel Mission
Serving Greater Cincinnati since 1924, City Gospel Mission empowers men, women, and at-risk youth to break the cycle of poverty and despair. City Gospel Mission collaborates with local churches to offer a variety of one-to-one, relationship-focused programs and services to equip those in need with the spiritual, emotional, and physical skills and resources to achieve life transformation and self-sufficiency. Their proven programs and services are centered on caring and personal relationships focused in four key service areas: food and shelter, recovery, at-risk youth, and job readiness and placement. City Gospel mission partners with more than 350 local churches and 2,500 volunteers to annuall serve more than 6,800 adults and 3,500 youth.
Visit the ministry website at: citygospelmission.org
Julie Rhine - International Students Inc.
International Students, Inc. (ISI) is an organization committed to creating a place where international students can have a safe place to learn about God. ISI partners with local churches, the local community, and university officials to meet the needs of international students both practically and spiritually. ISI began in 1953 and is currently working on 677 campuses across the country and in the world.
Julie and her husband, Robert, host a Friday Night Bible Study for international students, along with various events and trips to local landmarks to build relationships and provide opportunities for spiritual conversations.
Visit the ministry website at: isionline.org
Hope House Mission
Founded in 1989, Hope House Mission is a 501(c)(3) faith-based ministry, serving homeless men, women and children in Butler, Warren, and surrounding counties in Southwest Ohio. Much more than an emergency shelter, Hope House Mission provides comprehensive programs and services designed to promote long-term, sustainable life transformation. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty and despair…one life at a time.
A Hand Up allows the people of Hope Church to serve those in the greater Cincinnati area in need with donations of food, clothing, and personal care items.
Visit the ministry website at: hhmission.org
Life Forward Pregnancy Care Center
Life Forward helps women and their families make life-affirming decisions through God’s love. Life Forward is also committed to building long-term relationships with the women and families served. They understand that it takes time to gain trust. They place a high value on staying in touch. They make follow-up calls to let them know hey are valued. Life Forward also invites clients to partipate in group parenting classes so they can connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Additionally, they offer one-on-one mentoring classes that are personalized to individual needs. Because of generous gifts, Life Forward is able to provide ongoing physical, emotional and spiritual support that women and their families need as they continue on their journeys.
Visit the ministry website at: lifeforwardcincy.org
River of Life Church
Pastor Chris Woodard
The desire to start churches around the world was the basis of the church plant cultivated by the congregation of Hope Church. We made a commitment to begin a church in downtown Cincinnati in 2000. The success River of Life has experienced is due to the generosity of several local ministries. Shortly after starting a Bible study in 2000, CityCURE Ministries allowed one of their staff members to serve as our Youth Pastor. JobsPlus Employment Network gave us office space, and University Christian Church allowed us to meet in their building. Because these ministries were so Kingdom-minded, River of Life has been able to flourish, drawing people from all types of racial and economic backgrounds. Senior Pastor Chris Woodard has led the church since 2012.
Visit the church website at: riveroflifecincy.org
Paul Niehaus - International Friendships, Inc.
International students often struggle with culture shock, stress, and loneliness when leaving their homes to study in the US. International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is a national organization partnering with local churches, universities, and volunteers to provide life-changing hospitality and friendship to international students. We work strategically to make the world feel at home and extend God’s love globally — right where we are.
Visit the ministry website at: ificincy.org
Streams of Hope - a ministry to the residents of area local nursing homes offering worship services, Bible studies, as well as individual visits with residents. Currently providing services at Heritagespring Extended Care Facility, Barrington Assisted Living, and Brookdale at Long Cove.