Denver truly does have the most amazing community leaders. A clear example of this fellowship and grace is through Denver Rescue Mission’s annual President’s serve day. This tradition brings together presidents, CEO’s and executives from local organizations to serve lunch to our guests at our Lawrence Street Community Center in honor of President’s Day weekend.

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This year we welcomed a vibrant group of community leaders, which included:

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  • Tim Morris, President of Turner Morris Inc.
  • Conrad Steller, Owner of The Steller Group Inc.
  • Rod Mickelberry, President of Cardel Homes
  • Bill Sullivan, CEO of BOK Financial Colorado
  • Todd McLean, President of BOK Financial Colorado
  • Karla Nugent, Co-Founder of Weifield Group
  • Pete Farreny, Chief Construction Officer of Weifield Group
  • Kelly Brough, President of Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Tami Door, President of Downtown Denver Partnership
  • Jim Kellogg, VP of Community Relations and Retail Operations, Colorado Rockies Baseball Club
  • Deb Dowling, Vice President of Community Relations, Kroenke Sports
  • Matt Hutchings, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kroenke Sports
  • Bruce Glazer, Chief Financial Officer, Kroenke Sports

About the Event

This year’s event began with a short message from Brad Meuli, the Mission’s CEO and President, to welcome the local leaders and thank them for the impact they create at their own organizations and the hope they spread at the Mission by serving.

Lunch was particularly delicious this year with these change makers serving up a paella, pork belly, salad along with chocolate milk to drink, all created from scratch by our remarkable chefs. It was a bustling lunch hour, with 13 presidents serving food to hundreds of guests.

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The impact this event has is powerful to witness, to say the least. Events such as this one fully demonstrate not only the power of providing a warm meal to those in need, but the vital importance our volunteers serve. It’s also a reminder of how strong community can be. When we work together, we can be unstoppable at creating change.

Written by: Mikhail Talley, Mission Intern