Kristyn has been working with the homeless as a volunteer for over 20 years.
Kristyn Stillwell is the Executive Director of HOPE Haven. Kristyn spent her corporate years working in the computer science field and then went on to direct sales and marketing jobs for many years. She has been working with the homeless as a volunteer for over 20 years. The last 6 years she has been building outreach ministries around Northwest Houston. These ministries have grown to over 1000 volunteers a year and feed over 2000 meals a year. Her passion is to educate the community on homelessness and inspire others to want to “Be the Change” they wish to see in the world.
Dave Chavez served in the U.S. Navy for five and half years before his calling into ministry.
Dave Chavez served in the United States Navy for five and half years before pursuing his calling into ministry. He attended the College of Biblical Studies where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership. Dave has served in ministry as a Student and Missions Pastor along with other various ministry positions over the past 20 years. Dave’s connection with Hope Haven goes back to 2010 where he, along with Kristyn Stillwell and Damon Mendel co-directed 249 & Hope which ministers to the homeless in Northwest Houston.
Dianna has worked in the insurance industry for over 8 years, but always felt called for something more.
Dianna was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is has been married for 12 years and has 5 beautiful children. Dianna has worked in the insurance industry for over 8 years, but always felt called for something more. Her and her family are active members of Champion First Baptist Church. Her and her husband have a huge passion for helping the homeless in our area. She loves Chick-Fil-A and traveling whenever she can.
Marshall started a non-profit called TwentyFour4Twenty at the age of 18, where for $20 you could feed 24 people.
Marshall was born & raised in Nashville, TN. At 19 years old, after completing a discipleship program with Kanakuk’s Link-Year, Marshall started a non-profit called TwentyFour4Twenty, where for 20 dollars you can feed 24 people with a goal of opening a door to build relationship and provide hope through Jesus Christ. In 2013, Marshall moved to Texas and began doing TwentyFour4Twenty on a weekly basis. The Houston Chronicle wrote about their work after receiving recognition for the organization’s impact on the homeless in Katy, TX. In 2014, Marshall was offered the role of Men’s Director at Emmaus Ministries Houston, an organization that provides Christ-centered support to men seeking to escape survival prostitution and embrace a life of health and wholeness. In 2015, He moved to the inner-city of Houston becoming heavily involved with discipleship & outreach in 5th Ward. He is currently leading worship at Kerusso Grace Church in Near Northside and is attending Houston Baptist University to finish his degree in Psychology.
SPENCER LITTLEJOHNMentor Chaplain & Program Director
Spencer is currently serving with the National Guard. Please pray for him!
Spencer Littlejohn has been called to serve as the Mentor Chaplain for H.O.P.E. Haven. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized at Champion Forest Baptist Church by his grandfather, Rev. Wallace Cobb. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2007 and received a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014. He also serves as a chaplain in the Texas Army National Guard. He has been happily married to his wonderful wife, Meagan, since 2012.
Damon served 14 years in the U.S. Marine Corps before overcoming addiction and giving his heart to Jesus.
Damon Mendel was born and raised in Houston Texas. He served 14 years in the United States Marine Corps. Upon return from Operation Iraqi Freedom II, he and his family became homeless due to addiction. After living in a tent and weekly motels for almost 18 months Damon was completely hopeless without a will to live. Just at the moment when he was completely empty, God sent someone for him. A woman from a street ministry approached Damon and asked if she could pray for him. At that moment he realized that God was pursuing him. Damon submitted his heart to God and Jesus began to turn his life around. In 2010 Damon’s family and three other families started a homeless feeding ministry on the weekends in their community called 249&Hope. In January 2020 Damon began working full time with Hope Haven doing street outreach as a Hope Navigator. Using Hope Haven’s proven strategy, along with his own personal experiences to aid in guiding the homeless back into a life of self-sufficiency.