Dave & Tammy Reese
Dave Reese, O.M., CMA1, RC and RA Associate Trainer - House Parent
Dave graduated from Trinity Bible College, in Ellendale, North Dakota, in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Studies. During his years at Trinity, he fulfilled an internship in Williston where he served as Youth Pastor at Williston Assembly of God (now Life Church) and as an assistant to the direct care staff at Eckert Youth Home (1980-1982). Upon graduation in 1984, Dave married Tammy and together they served in pastoral ministry for 31 years, 10 of which were exclusively dedicated to youth and children’s ministries. Dave became an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God in 1989. In March of 2016, Dave and Tammy received an invitation to join Eckert’s staff as House Parents and they have served in that capacity ever since.
As a House Parent, Dave helps residents with their daily lives at Eckert. He enjoys the interaction with clients and the opportunity to help mentor and support them during their treatment at Eckert. He believes a key to success in a client’s treatment plan is a strong spiritual foundation.
Dave and Tammy have raised four children (three daughters and one son) and when they are not on duty at Eckert, they love traveling to see family in Ohio, Missouri and Idaho, and spending time with their two youngest daughters and son in law who live in Williston.
Tammy Reese, L.M., CMA1, RA and RC Associate - House Parent
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Tammy graduated from Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, North Dakota, with a bachelor’s degree in Missions and Theology in 1984. She married Dave the same year and together they served in pastoral ministry for 31 years, 10 of which were dedicated solely to working with youth. She became a Licensed Minister with the Assemblies of God in 1985 with an emphasis in youth and children’s ministries. During the mid-1990’s, Tammy’s parents, Pete and Carol DiRocco, became House Parent’s at Eckert Youth Homes which gave her a connection to Eckert and the community of Williston.
As a House Parent, Tammy enjoys her interaction with residents as she seeks to help them feel at home at Eckert. She sees her role as a support to their treatment program as she helps mentor clients in their daily lives and believes that a person’s faith is what empowers them to break free from addiction.
Together with her husband, Dave, Tammy has raised four children (three daughters and one son) and when they are not on duty at Eckert, they love traveling to see family in Ohio, Missouri and Idaho, and spending time with their two youngest daughters and son in law who live in Williston.