Senior Leadership Team

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

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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John Morarie

Vice President, Operations

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
–Ephesians 3:16-19

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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 judgement, 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.

Other Leadership Team Members

  • 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
  • Eden Elder, Director of Human Resources
  • Seth Forwood, Director of Harvest Farm
  • Alexxa Gagner, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • 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
  • Jonathan Soweidy, Director of Residential Programs
  • Susan Stewart, Director of Development (Northern Colorado)
  • Phillip Torres, Director of Information Technology
  • Ryan Wickstrom, Director of Maintenance
  • Jessica Winslow, Senior Director of Residential Programs

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.