Our team of dedicated staff work tirelessly to serve our guests who are looking for hope during their difficult experience with homelessness. Together with you, we are making a difference in our community.

Seth Forwood

Senior Director of Fort Collins Rescue Mission
Contact Seth
303.297.1815

Kyle McPherson

Director of Residential Programs
Contact Kyle
970.492.6215

Paula Ordaz

Director of Fort Collins Rescue Mission
Contact Paula
970.492.6225

Mary Vivo

Director of Development Northern Colorado
Contact Mary
970.224.4302

Senior Leadership Team

Fort Collins Rescue Mission operates locally under Denver Rescue Mission’s senior leadership team.

Dennis Van Kampen

President/CEO

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
– Micah 6:8 (NIV)

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)

Ashley Irwin

Vice President, Operations

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”
– Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)

Brad Jessen

Vice President of Development

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no greater commandment than these.”
– Mark 12:29-31

Kirk LaPoure

CFO/Vice President of Finance and Adminstration

”This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.“ 1 John 4:10-11 (NIV)

Lili Tran

Vice President, Human Resources

“With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

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.

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