I was a volunteer at Denver Rescue Mission in 1988 when it acquired Mercy Farms and renamed it Harvest Farm. What a blessing it has been to have this wonderful, rural setting to help men change their lives. A lot has changed in the last 35 years in how we try and serve those who need our help. In particular, best practices across the country include using trauma-informed care with our guests and participants, something we have truly embraced. What has not changed is how the staff show the love of Jesus to everyone who comes through our doors, “loving our neighbor as ourselves.”
When I first saw Harvest Farm, it was evident that there needed to be a lot of work done to make this place special, with the goal that many lives might be transformed. Thanks to our wonderful donors, it is some place special. We have seen a lot of lives changed on our farm. Whenever I read a story like Caleb’s, it still moves my heart—it just never gets old.
You may have heard that I recently announced my retirement, and our board is involved in a national search looking for a new President/CEO. I will stay on until that is completed. Although all our facilities have special meaning for me, I will always cherish the days I spent at Harvest Farm. Thank you for making God’s work in Northern Colorado possible.
Brad Meuli has been President/CEO at the Mission since 2001. Brad joined the Mission after a 17-year career in banking. Previous to his staff position he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Read his full bio.