Brad Meuli was named President/CEO of the Denver Rescue Mission in January 2001. Brad joined the Mission more than 20 years ago as Senior Vice-President after a 17-year career in banking. Previous to his staff position at the Mission, Brad served as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Currently, as President and CEO, Brad oversees the operations of Denver Rescue Mission, the oldest full service Christian charity in the Rocky Mountain region.
The Mission has a yearly budget of more than $42 million, with approximately 320 employees. Founded in 1892, Denver Rescue Mission is a Colorado nonprofit organization that provides food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, rehabilitation, and transitional housing to the poor and homeless.
Brad is a Pastor of Ministry in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and graduated with a MA in Leadership from Denver Seminary in May of 2006. As a leader, Brad is committed to what he believes God has called the Denver Rescue Mission to do: Change Lives in the Name of Christ. “Our biggest challenge is to help the increasing number of people who come to us for help, who want to seek a life of self-sufficiency, free from the drugs, alcohol, poverty, and lack of education that hold them back.”
Brad graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BS in Business and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. He is a former Major in the U.S. Marine Corps.
As an active member of the community, Brad is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Denver Seminary. He is a past member and has served as Chairman of the Board for Citygate Network (formerly known as the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions or AGRM), Bonfils Blood Center and City Mission World Association (an international rescue mission organization). He is also an alumnus of Leadership Denver. In 2019, he was appointed by Denver’s Mayor, Michael Hancock, to the Executive Committee for Housing Office of Stability. Additionally, he has served as Chaplain to the Colorado House of Representatives for the last 19 years.
The Colorado Rockies honored him in 2016 with the Roberto Clemente Award for Community Service. Colorado Christian University honored Brad with an Honorary Doctorate for his work with the homeless. Brad is married, has five children and five grandchildren.