This leadership team is made of dedicated men and women who make all the work we do to help those in need possible.

Senior Leadership Team

Brad Meuli


“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:12-13

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Josh Geppelt

Vice President, Programs

"We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God."
2 Corinthians 5:20

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Griff Freyschlag

Vice President, Development

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:21

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Hugh Burns

Vice President, Operations

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
Matthew 25:35-36

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Steve Walkup

Spiritual Director

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”
John 5:24

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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors includes business and community leaders who are dedicated to ensuring that Denver Rescue Mission continues to serve our community well and steward the donations that are given to us in the best way possible.

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Other Leadership Team Members

  • Nancy Allen, Director of Human Resources
  • Melanie Aronhalt, Director of Volunteer Services
  • Tracy Brooks, Senior Director of Emergency Services
  • Debra Butte, Director of Intake and Diversion
  • Jeremiah Conrad, Director of Operations
  • Seth Forwood, Director of Harvest Farm
  • Alexxa Gagner, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Jeffrey Hollett, Director of Facility Maintenance
  • Ashley Irwin, Director of Impact and Hospitality
  • Brad Jessen, Director of Philanthropy
  • Thomas Konstanty, Director of Fort Collins Rescue Mission
  • Thomas Leavitt, Director of Family Services
  • Brent Meyer, Director of Support Services
  • John Morarie, Senior Director of Operations
  • Jonathan Soweidy, Director of Residential Programs
  • Susan Stewart, Director of Development (Northern Colorado)
  • Phillip Torres, Director of Information Technology
  • Jessica Winslow, Senior Director of Residential Programs
  • Chiyoko Yokota, Controller