Bob Gist, Treasurer


As a Hope4Jstice Board member Bob hopes to work with others to actively fight sex trafficking by educating, equipping and empowering people (including men) to fight against trafficking and commercial exploitation of women and children. 

Bob moved to Whatcom County in 1971 to raise his family and work at the new ARCO (now BP) Refinery. After retiring in 2009 Bob and Linda were blessed with opportunities to spend time in India, Kenya, and Tanzania. Their focus in these areas is working with children, orphans and widows.  They are also active board members of New + Vision Soccer, a ministry that helps sponsor boys’ soccer and a Job Training center in Arusha, Tanzania.

For 22 years he was the coordinator for the Whatcom Evergreens Special Olympics Team. Bob also served on the Whatcom County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. He was selected in 1991 as the Track & Field Coach for TEAM USA for the Special Olympics World Games in New Haven, Connecticut. He has received the Washington Governor’s Award from Governor Booth Gardner and the Jefferson Public Service Award from the Seattle Post Intelligencer.