Meet the Hosts!


Janice and Gary Tuttle

Janice and Gary Tuttle are both semi-retired academics. Janice now teaches part-time at the College of Western Idaho, and Gary runs a tax service. And they do as much volunteer work as they can fit into their schedules.  

Their last school was an international school in Azerbaijan. There were 34 languages spoken and a variety of cultures represented. When Janice and Gary returned to the US, they settled in Boise. “It’s a wonderful place to be.”  

Living abroad has taught them that people are all the same and all different at the same time. We are the same in that we are all basically loving people. And our differences are our diversity which is the flavor of life. They both feel that it is time to care for others, as others have cared for them.


Tim, Eliza, and Eva Agenbroad

Tim and Eliza (and Eva) Agenbroad are full-time volunteers with an international organization serving refugees in their local community of Boise, Idaho. In the midst of the global refugee crisis, they wanted to respond in love, stand in solidarity, and welcome refugees in their hearts and home by providing housing for refugees. With the help of a Home Depot grant, they transformed their detached garage into a Welcome House. Many months of hard work and love was poured into making it a comfortable place for newly arrived families. This 2-bedroom home can house families of 7 and has already blessed so many guests.