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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Brad’s Bio

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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Griff Freyschlag

Vice President, Development

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

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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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Chris Jorgensen

CFO/VP of Finance & Administration

“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
– Philippians 2: 1-4 (NIV)

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Sherri Heronema

Vice President, Human Resources

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6

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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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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

  • Jason Bryant, Director of Operations for Northern Colorado
  • Debra Butte, Director of Homelessness Resolution
  • Seth Forwood, Senior Director of Fort Collins Rescue Mission
  • Alexxa Gagner, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Ashley Irwin, Senior Director of Operations
  • Brad Jessen, Senior Director of Philanthropy
  • Thomas Leavitt, Director of Family Services
  • Rachel Lopez, Clinical Director
  • Shirley Norman, Controller
  • Rene Palacios, Director of Chaplaincy & Community Care
  • Jonathan Soweidy, Director of Housing Stability
  • Susan Stewart, Director of Development Northern Colorado
  • John Thexton, Director of Program Administration
  • Phillip Torres, Director of Information Technology
  • James Kamb, Director of Facilities
  • Jessica Winslow, Senior Director of Community Life

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.