530.345.2640 1297 Park Avenue
Chico, CA 95928

About the Jesus Center

In all we do at the Jesus Center, we’re guided and inspired by our four Core Values:


Founded in God's love, we serve by respecting human dignity, offering hope and a path to transforming their lives.


In response to the complexity of homelessness, hunger and poverty, we work with our community to restore those suffering from isolation to community integration.


Responsible stewardship of the resources provided by our supporters, volunteers and employees.


Inspiring people to reach their full spiritual, physical, emotional and vocational wellness.

Jesus Center - Who We Are
Jesus Center - Food Pantry
Jesus Center - This Could Be You

Meet Our Team

Laura Cootsona, Executive Director

Laura Cootsona
Executive Director


JC Staff - Amber Abney

Amber Abney
Assistant Director


Shelly Watson, Director of Services

Shelly Watson
Director of Services


Mickey Taylor, Job LInk

Mickey Taylor
Job Link


Jim Mathys, Farm Manager

Jim Mathys
Farm Manager


Millie Hawkins, Sabbath House

Millie Hawkins
Sabbath House

Gary DeWalt Facilities & Security Supervisor

Gary DeWalt
Facilities & Security Supervisor


Dale Dunlap, Security

Dale Dunlap

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Shawna Burhans
Administrative Support

JC Staff - Audrey Eberhardt

Audrey Eberhardt
Volunteer Coordinator


Our Board of Directors

David Bailey

David Bailey

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Cassi Crowley

JC Board - Kristy Hughes

Kristy Hughes

Josh Leach

Josh Leach

JC Board - Jessica Pederson

Jessica Pederson

JC Board - Toni Scott

Toni Scott

JC Board - Mayo Ryan

Mayo Ryan

JC Board - Ryan Vaught

Ryan Vaught

Nancy Wolfe

Nancy Wolfe

Dan Wysong

Dan Wysong

JC Board - Larry Ruby

Larry Ruby