Brooklyn, New York

Roy Larsen

Site Director

Roy grew up in Queens, went to High School in Manhattan, worked at 2 different hospitals in Brooklyn and lived for 5 years on Staten Island after being married. NY is in his blood! He went to college and seminary in the Midwest and later served for over 10 years in the Congo in medical and church work. In 1998 he began to serve as the Director for Urban and Intercultural Ministries with the Eastern District of the Evangelical Free Church. And 14 years later, he’s still doing it. He loves working with the pastors and churches that represent many nations and cultures. Roy and Judy have been married for 32 years and have 4 grown children and one grandchild. He loves to go camping, play a slower game of basketball, raise vegetables and read mysteries. And he loves working with Immigrant Hope!

Renee Young

Community Director, Volunteer Coordinator & Office Manager

Renee has been in urban ministry for nearly 30 years and has been an urban missionary with the EFCA since 1995. Over her career, Renee has ministered in inner city congregations in Minneapolis, Brooklyn, Denver and DC. Currently, Renee is working with the Eastern District Association as Compassion and Justice Advocate, which includes working with Immigrant Hope – Brooklyn in a number of roles. As she has time, Renee is preparing to speak to church groups on the issue of human trafficking, its presence in the U.S., and EFCA ministries that are addressing the issue around the world. Renee is in the midst of battling breast cancer for a 3rd time. The treatment goal at present is progression-free survival. Renee enjoys traveling, hanging out at the beach (on the ocean), reading and movies.


Claudia Williams

DOJ Accredited Representative

Howard Williams

DOJ Accredited Representative

Judy Larsen

DOJ Accredited Representative