Eric Johnsen MDiv, MBA

R3 - Rehabilitation, Restoration & Respite, R3 - Rehabilitation, Restoration & Respite An entrepreneur with over 25 years of business and non-profit experience in areas of homelessness, construction, project management, healthcare, executive compensation consulting, insurance, IT, and ministry startups. Over a decade of working with homelessness and designing and implementing creative solutions to help restore the lives of the broken and get people housed, stable, and connected to the community. Very engaged with the faith community, church and community collaborations that help solve local and regional challenges.

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Eric & Kathy Johnsen – married 30 years Hometown: Salinas/Monterey, CA Sons: Daniel (27), Steven (24) Email: [email protected]

Eric Johnsen, MBA, MDiv, CEO, R3

R3 – Rehabilitation, Restoration and Respite is a local non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to developing micro home housing communities for housing our homeless, parolees, farmworkers, veterans, students and others on very limited incomes in very affordable housing while providing and coordinating wrap-around support services that produce stability, security and hope in the lives of those we serve.

Eric’s key passion is for the homeless, ex-prisoners and the "outcast" and how best to restore the lives of those who are broken and without hope. He has served on the Board of Community Homeless Solutions – the largest homeless housing agency in Monterey County – for the past eleven years. Additionally, he has served on the National Homeless Healthcare Advisory Board and has provided the leadership and business planning expertise to implement a local respite care program for recuperative housing and assistance for homeless individuals discharged from an acute care hospital stay working with three local hospitals to support the program.

Currently Eric is focused on the design, planning, and development of tiny home communities to house homeless, ex-prisoners, farmworkers, teachers, and at-risk families. With the village construct comes social enterprises designed to employ residents and sustain the housing village. Additionally, R3 is working on the early stages of an ADU development social enterprise program for building, managing, and placing ADU units throughout the county on private and church properties. R3 has established a unique building program with the CA prison system to build tiny homes inside of prison vocational programs, both providing hope and actual construction skills for prisoners when they are released, as well as producing homes in the vocational programs that are utilized in the community in amazing ways. Eric is actively involved at Shoreline Church in leading annual mission trips and providing leadership to the Love Our Central Coast community serve days and collaborative outreach to schools, cities, non-profits, and countless other in partnership with approximately 25 other local churches.

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