Olivia Duncah, Development Associate
Start Date: 2018
Olivia serves as Denver Institute's Development Associate. She has a spirit of generosity, focused on inviting people into the abundant joy of investing in God's good work. Prior to joining DIFW, Olivia worked in technology sales, event planning, and nonprofit ministry. After living abroad in Italy, Olivia has a deep appreciation for a large scoop of gelato, a nice glass of Chianti, and experiencing other cultures. She graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University, holding a BBA in Marketing from the Neeley School of Business.
Jeff Haanen, Founder
Having previously served as a church pastor, school administrator, and missionary to Ecuador, Jeff felt called to be a missionary to America, and launched Denver Institute in 2012. He strives to integrate Christian faith with our various cultural institutions including business, education, law, media, health care, and the church.
A speaker and writer, Jeff contributes to Christianity Today, The Review of Faith and International Affairs, Leadership Journal, and Comment magazine. He holds a bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University and a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He attends Colorado Community Church with his wife and four daughters. Connect with him on his blog at jeffhaanen.com or on Twitter - @JeffHaanen.
Dustin Moody, Director of Communications
Start Date: 2018
Dustin oversees the marketing, publications, social media, and website as the director of communications for the Denver Institute of Faith & Work. He has previously served with the University of Colorado Boulder and Wycliffe Bible Translators. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and is pursuing his M.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado Denver. Dustin also serves on the board of the Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Brian Gray, Director of Operations
Start Date: 2016
Brian has wrestled with the idea of vocation for a long time. He started with a bachelor's degree in physiology from the University of California at Davis and a master's of education in exercise physiology from the University of Texas. He then worked for 10 years in pastoral ministry and graduate theological education after getting his master's in divinity from Denver Seminary.
Today, he is broadly recognized as a pastor to pastors and one of Denver's leading voices on theology of work and vocation. He has described his vocation this way: "As a theological educator, part of my vocation is to train the pastors who will inspire the business leaders in their congregation to live that whole-life vocation." Follow him on Twitter - @bdgrizzle.
Joanna Meyer, Program Director
Joanna spent the last 20 years helping to connect organizations to the community, managing leadership development at Trimm International and PGi, and serving in a number of roles with Cru. Since her first boss dubbed her "the city-builder," she's put her experience to work, building projects from the ground up and finding creative solutions to the challenges communities face. Working at Denver Institute has given her the opportunity to help Christians all over the Denver metro area connect their faith to their everyday lives, especially their work.
A third-generation Coloradan, Joanna appreciates both its innovative culture and its "rich cowboy roots" - two vital parts of the state's identity - and hopes everyone moving here takes the time to appreciate them too. Connect with Joanna on Twitter - @joannameyer1.