About Us

What is H10?

H10 Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to touch lives, change hearts, and love people to Christ by helping provide for their spiritual and physical needs. The name H10 comes from Hebrews 10 in the Bible.

 “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:22-25.”

It is the heart of this ministry to be submissive to God’s will and perfect plan. We believe that it is only in His strength that lives can be changed and amazing things can be accomplished. Our prayer is that we would decrease and allow God to increase daily in our lives and in our work.

H10 Ministries

Our History

H10 ministries began in 2006 with a simple desire to share God’s love and a warm meal with the homeless community. Armed with a Bible and a pan of chicken enchiladas, Julie and a small team of volunteers headed downtown to find some new friends. The first night we shared a meal and a wonderful time of prayer and conversation with 13 homeless men and women. Our hearts were overflowing with love for the lost and hurting, the people who did not have family to call on or a safe place to call home. Julie and Jennifer followed God’s leading and within a year the weekly meetings quickly grew into a wonderful team of volunteers and 200-250 homeless men and women sharing a meal and God’s word together.  Although we no longer organize weekly feedings, H10 Ministries has expanded to serve our community in many different ways.


Our Mission

In 2010, H10 Ministries began focusing on helping to provide assistance to individuals and families with basic needs and resources, allowing us to have a more long-term impact in our communities. H10 reaches out to help meet tangible needs to low-income individuals and families and to the homeless community in Arizona, such as food and housing assistance, emergency eviction prevention, and job placement assistance. But more than that, our passion is to come alongside people during the difficult times, encouraging them and reminding them that God loves them and sees them, and will help get them through it.


Board of Directors

Julie Smith

Julie lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, Jason, and their 2 children. Transformed by Christ at age 23, Julie was privileged to journey to several countries as a missionary which ultimately inspired the desire to serve others in her own community in the US. Julie founded H10 Ministries in 2006 and her passion for people and God’s message of unconditional love and hope continues.

Jennifer Hunt

 Jennifer lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she works as a habilitation provider / caregiver. She is also co-owner of Happy Pets House and Pet Sitting, and is passionate about showing God’s love in her care for kids and animals. As a follower of God from an early age, Jennifer seeks to follow God’s heart to serve and love others. Jennifer believes that through unconditional love, anything is possible. 

Bert Hunt

Bert and his wife Stephanie live in Prescott Valley, Arizona. They have been happily married for more than 40 years and have been blessed with 3 children, 2 daughters-in-law and 5 grandchildren. Bert was once an atheist. Then he discovered, more than 45 years ago, that God is real. He found the joy of knowing God personally and becoming a follower of Jesus Christ – and his life has been changed forever. He is the Director of the House of Hope 316.  You can read more about his life in his book, “A Burro for Jesus” (Amazon Book). 

Derek Begin

 Derek lives in Phoenix, Arizona. He leads a church house group and is pursuing ministry by bringing the Body of Christ closer in authentic relationships. He has a passion for discipling men and sharing Jesus with any and all who want to know him. He enjoys playing basketball and working out, as well as activities such as hiking, fishing and camping. His ultimate goal in life is to love God and love people unconditionally. 

Tom Jones

Tom Jones enjoys Phoenix in the Valley of the Sun with Betsy his bride of over 40 years and his seeing eye guide dog. They are mom and dad of two daughters and 3 grand-dogs.  Here is a brief testimony from Tom:

Praying to receive the love of Jesus, forgiveness and salvation at the of age 10, I finally began growing in the likeness of Jesus at age 42, thanks to Jesus strategically placing a man in my life to disciple me. 

With blindness forcing early retirement from worldly employment, God initiated a burning passion within me to share His good news and lead me into ministry with the auto racing community (Racers for Christ), as well as after-school programs with grade school children, (Mentor Kids USA and Child Evangelism Fellowship).

Kathy Calkins

Kathy lives in Phoenix, Az. She is an Arizona native, born in Winslow. She loves children and has been teaching them about Jesus since she discovered His love in 1967. She has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. She currently is a mentor in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and leads a ladies Bible Study at her church. She is thankful for the opportunity to serve Jesus in the “H10” ministry.

Vada Cooke

Vada has a heart for solo Moms. She feels God will use her in the future to help provide housing to solo Moms. She is a Mom of 4 children and a native of San Diego. She is a graduate of ASU and has lived in Phoenix for 7 years). In her free time, vada is an avid hiker, Arizona adventurer and a sourdough baker. She works at a local non-profit ministry as a division director. She is delighted to bring her strengths (achieved through years of experiences) to H10 Ministries. Her life verse is Philippians 1:9 – “may your love abound more and more in knowledge of depth and insight.”

Rhuno Nelson

Rhuno and his wife Linda live in Prescott, Az. They met in High School (Phoenix) and have been married in 1966. They have been blessed with 2 children, 2 sons-in-law, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Rhuno was saved as a young man at age 18 at a Billy Graham Crusade. Jesus and the Holy Spirit came into his life and he has felt God’s hand on his life. Rhuno served in the US Air Force for 22 years as a Crew Chief and Fight Engineer Crew Member. He worked for the FAA (as an inspector) for 26 years. He has served in numerous ministry positions over the years – including the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship, Lion’s Club and the House of Hope 316 Advisory Council.

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