Jubilee Home is led by a wonderful staff who manage the day-to-day operations of the home.
The Jubilee Home Board is comprised of seven individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds. The board provides direction and guidance for Jubilee Home.
Jubilee Home Staff
Wilbert ‘Pip’ Pipkins, House Manager
Wilbert ‘Pip’ Pipkins is a longtime Durhamite, who knows the best and worst of Durham. Having survived the streets and prison for much of his life, Pip partnered with a team from Trinity Avenue Presbyterian and the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham a few years ago to support his transition back into the community. Pip now works to give back to the Durham community through his work with Durham CAN, the Religious Coalition, the Criminal Justice Resource Center, Just a Clean House – and of course Jubilee Home! It is an honor to have Mr. Pipkins’ wisdom, humor, kindness, and strength on the staff of Jubilee Home.
Leticia C. Ross, Social Worker
Leticia is an Eastern North Carolina native who now calls Durham home. Inspired by the city’s rich history, she actively engages in opportunities to collaborate with others who desire to see all Durham residents thrive. As a graduate of North Carolina Central University, she aims to employ her social work education as a tool to empower individuals who desire a new way of life following their encounter with the criminal justice system. She believes we all have a responsibility to each other and our community, especially the most vulnerable among us who are impacted by systemic barriers. She has a diverse background in direct support services, administration, and program management.
Hasan Salih, Peer Support Coordinator
Hasan grew up in the Hickstown neighborhood of Durham, and has been in recovery for over 8 years. Hasan brings an extensive knowledge of Durham’s recovery and social resources and a peer to peer focused approach to Jubilee Home, drawing from his personal journey and his time working at Sunrise Recovery Resource Center to make resident care relational. Hasan’s quiet and calm presence is a steadying influence on the culture and atmosphere at Jubilee Home is a critical element to creating a peaceful place for young people to come.
Dave Crispell, Co-founder and Executive Director
Dave is born and raised Durhamite and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. His experience with young people is substantial and varied including being a youth pastor, working in Durham Public Schools, coaching multiple sports in the community, and serving as a chaplain at CA Dillon Youth Development Center. In 2012, David along with his wife Amber brought together a group of people that would become the first Jubilee Home board of directors. In early 2015, the board named David executive director.
Jubilee Home is host to a variety of interns at any given time including students from North Carolina Central, Duke Divinity School, and some community partnerships.
Jubilee Home Board
DeWarren K. Langley
DeWarren K. Langley is a Durham native and serves as the Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Foundation, Inc. DeWarren holds a BS in Business Management & Economics with a minor in Leadership Studies from Hampton University and a Juris Doctor with a concentration in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law from North Carolina Central. Currently, DeWarren worships as a member of First Calvary Baptist Church where he is active with the Young Adults Ministry, Male Summit Ministry, Project FINE and Budget Committee.
Jennifer is from the Western North Carolina, and moved to the area to attend UNC. After graduating she served as a teacher in Durham Public Schools for 15 years, and now serves as student pastor at Crosspointe Church in Cary, NC. Jennifer’s extensive experience with young people also includes volunteering at CA Dillon Youth Development Center, where she served as a tutor for incarcerated young men.
Annette Love was born in New York City and was raised by her grandmother in North Carolina. Pastor Love’s experiences include working with the Durham Crisis Response Center, the Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, runs the Faith Based Service Network, and serves the New Home Association of the Missionary Baptist Church.
Rev. Allen Jones is a long time Durham resident originally from Warren County, NC. He is funeral director in long term recovery who also serves as the director of Change Paths Ministries helping his neighborhood with the clothing, food, and spiritual resources we all need.
John Collins is a Charlotte area native with a long history of substance abuse and criminality. After multiple stints in state and federal prisons, John was sentenced to 10 years as a habitual felon. John took advantage of all the educational, social, spiritual growth and recovery opportunities available and is now a Civil Engineering CAD Designer at the same company he went to work for on work release in 2004. John continues to sponsor inmates at Orange County Correctional and serves a number of organizations working to empower people returning home from incarceration.
Amber grew up in Colorado and moved to Durham 13 years ago, where she co-founded Jubilee Home with her husband Dave. Amber has worked in Durham Public schools for 12 years, and is in the Coordinating Circle for Restorative Justice Durham where she works with young people to divert them away from the justice system.
George O’Briant has lived in Durham for over 25 years. He is formerly incarcerated and in recovery and brings a wealth of firsthand knowledge and empathy to the board. He is a case manager at the Criminal Justice Resource Center, an avid sports fan, and regularly returns to prison to work with people walking a road he understands and knows.