Jess Berryhill

Terre Haute Friendship House Resident Director

My name is Jess Berryhill. I’ve been the Resident Director at Terre Haute Friendship House since August of 2019. My journey into Friendship House was unexpected. I have been serving as a Student Ministry Director in Terre Haute, IN for nearly 9 years and through our student ministry, our disability ministry was birthed out of a need to reach students with disabilities in our community. We started to have conversations and we realized that there was a need for young adults to have a launchpad into independence in our community.  Our church began Terre Haute Friendship House with that in mind, and out of that passion, my world was flipped upside down in the best way when I took on the role of Resident Director. During my time at Friendship House, I’ve been able to watch our college students become lean into doing life with our friends residents.  For our friend residents, each day is filled with both big and small wins.  The role of our students and friend residents makes my role as Resident Director  one that is a daily adventure. It’s one that challenges me to be the hands and feet of Jesus each and every day.