Jeff Lilley is the president of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and leads the Mission with a bold vision for Seattle and King County. The Union Gospel Mission has a budget of approximately $25 million a year and focuses on the five key areas of Hunger, Homelessness, Poverty, Addiction, and Youth-at-risk. Last year, it served over one-million meals and provided homeless people with over 175,000 nights of safe shelter. The Mission currently runs programs, shelters, and facilities in over 50 sites throughout King County, including work in the King County jail and the Kent Regional Justice Center.
Previously, Jeff was the executive director of one of the largest youth camps and conference centers in the U.S. He is a graduate of Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon and serves on several boards, including the Alliance for Pioneer Square. He is married and has five adult children. Jeff and his wife currently live in West Seattle where they enjoy kayaking, gardening, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.