Senior Leadership Team

This leadership team is made of dedicated men and women who make serving the most vulnerable possible.

Dennis Van Kampen


“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
– Micah 6:8 (NIV)

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Tracy Brooks

Vice President, Homelessness Resolution

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”
– Psalm 143:8 (ESV)

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Josh Geppelt

Vice President, Programs

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?”
– Micah 6:8 (NKJV)

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Ashley Irwin

Vice President, Operations

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”
– Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)

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Lili Tran

Vice President, Human Resources

“With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

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Brad Jessen

Vice President of Development

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no greater commandment than these.”
Mark 12:29-31

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Kirk LaPoure

CFO/Vice President of Finance and Adminstration

”This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.“ 1 John 4:10-11 (NIV)

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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.

Other Leadership Team Members

  • Kevin Baker, Director of Denver Food Services
  • Jason Bryant, Director of Community Life, Shelters
  • Debra Butte, Director of Homelessness Resolution
  • Seth Forwood, Senior Director of Fort Collins Rescue Mission
  • Alexxa Gagner, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Sarah Hood, Director of Volunteer Services
  • Jeffrey Huckabee, Senior Director of Information Technology
  • Cale Johansson, Director of Custodial Services
  • James Kamb, Director of Facilities
  • Rachel Lopez, Clinical Director
  • Jay McKinley, Director of Ministry Outreach Center
  • Kyle McPherson, Director of Residential Programs at Harvest Farm
  • Blake Nauman, Director of Philanthropy
  • Paula Ordaz, Director of Fort Collins Rescue Mission
  • Rene Palacios, Director of Chaplaincy & Community Care
  • Jeremy Sanchez, Director of Organizational Development
  • Jonathan Soweidy, Director of Housing Stability
  • John Thexton, Senior Director of Community Life
  • Mary Vivo, Director of Philanthropy, Northern Colorado
  • Jessica Winslow, Director of Community Life, Shelters

Meet Our Development Team

Our team of dedicated staff are here to help connect supporters like you with the life-changing ministry that happens every day at the Mission.