Chris Tress|President/CEO

Chris began working with the inner-city community of Tamarind Avenue in 1998 at Urban Youth Impact. Over those years, his main role was Director of Ministry where he oversaw outreaches, Bible studies, discipleship, recruiting, training, staff, and volunteers. In 2004 the president of Urban Youth Impact, Bill Hobbs, asked Chris to plant Bow Down, a multicultural church focused on transforming the Tamarind Avenue community through the power of the gospel.

The church began to grow and in 2011, Bill and Chris agreed that he needed to step down from his position as Director of Ministry to be the full-time pastor at Bow Down Church. Chris became president of Urban Youth Impact in 2019, working with Bill to continue to love, equip, and empower the children of this community.

Chris and his beautiful wife Colleen have two children. They have been called to inner-city ministry, making the Tamarind Avenue community their home.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

President/CEO Chris Tress leads an Executive Team of professionals, key staff who are each highly competent in their respective fields of expertise, committed to a high standard of character and integrity and to function as a cohesive, healthy leadership team overseeing the day-to-day operations.

Natalie O'Hara

Chief Financial Officer

Dusty Rhodes

Chief Development Officer

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Proverb Newsome

Director of Staff & Student Development

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Michele Rasmussen

Director of Academic Services

Stephen Hamilton

Director of Ministry

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ADDRESS

CONTACT

T: 561.832.9220

F: 561.832.9245

E: info@urbanyouthimpact.com

PO BOX

PO Box 222592

West Palm Beach, FL 33422

OFFICE HOURS

M - F, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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ACCREDITATIONS

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Urban Youth Impact is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

URBAN YOUTH IMPACT IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER UNDER s.496.405 IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. OUR CHARITABLE REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH9549. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.