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Denver Rescue Mission

Every person is unique & has different points of need. That's why the Mission is addressing homelessness in our community through four core strategies: Emergency Services, Rehabilitation, Transitional Programs and Community Outreach.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
11
Full Time Staff:
180
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
16,520
Retention Rate:
69%

John Morarie, Vice President of Operations
Start Date: 2019

Provides leadership for Denver Rescue Mission's Ministry Outreach Center, Denver Food Service and Impact Team.

May 2019- Present, Vice President of Operations, Denver Rescue Mission

June 2016- May 2019, Director of Operations & Impact, Denver Rescue Mission

April 2011- June 2016, Manager of Process & Data, Denver Rescue Mission

May 2009- April 2011 Case Facilitator, Denver Rescue Mission

2006- 2010, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Human Services (Non-Profit Administration)

Griff Freyschlag, Vice President of Development
Start Date: 2001

Experience:
- Vice President of Development, Denver Rescue Mission, 2002 - present
- Parker Core Knowledge Charter School, School Board President, 1999- 2002
- Former Wells Fargo Vice President overseeing a budget in excess of $150 million
Banking industry for 23 years

Affiliations:
- Christian Management Association, Denver Chapter, President
- Association of Fundraising Professionals, Member

Education:
- Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Colorado State University, 1977

Josh Geppelt, Vice President of Programs
Start Date: 2017

Experience:
1) Vice President of Programs, Denver Rescue Mission, 2017 - Present
Accomplishments:
- Responsible for the day-to-day programs, operations and services of the Denver Rescue Mission's multiple emergency-focused facilities, services and "next-step" opportunities located along the Colorado Front Range
- Through the leadership of 30+ staff focused on meeting individuals at their physical and spiritual points of need and assisting them towards immediate stability and long-term self-sufficiency.
- Creation and development of revenue producing ministries
- Expansion of ministry outreach and services to the needy in the past two years
2) Senior Director of Emergency Services, Denver Rescue Mission, 2015 - 2017
3) Adjunct Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver, 2013 - Present

Education:
- Masters of Sociology and Restorative Leadership, Regis University, 2012
- Bachelor of Arts, Marketing, Cerdarville University, 2003

Brad Meuli, President & CEO
Start Date: 2001

Qualifications:
- Denver Rescue Mission, President and CEO, January 2001-Present
- Denver Rescue Mission Vice Senior Vice President, April 1999-December 2000
- Denver Rescue Mission Board President, 1992-1993
- Denver Rescue Mission Board Member, 1990-1995
- Major, U.S. Marine Corps, Active Duty, 1979-1982
- Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bonfils Blood Center
- Leadership Denver Alumni
- 17-year career in banking

Degrees:
- Graduate, Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Southern Methodist University, 1989
- Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Marketing, Northern Arizona University, 1979

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
6
Term Length:
5 years
Term Limit:
5 years
Total # of Board Members:
12
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
3
Male:
9

Black or African American:
1
White:
11

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

5

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

83%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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