2016 ready or not here we go!  So Jen, my wife, and I are total New Years geeks. We love this time of year!  It is a time to wipe the slate clean, ask hard questions and realign our lives with the values and direction we feel led by God to pursue.  2015 we felt led to focus on the words “inspire/inspiration”, and wow what a year it was!  We had the great privilege to start a new business, produce a film and engage in our kids’ lives as they pursued college and high school.  As for our work in community through Community Faith in Action, we got to be a part of some awesome activity and relationships.  I continue to be inspired by the servant hearts of so many in our town.  I had a good friend put his life on hold for 4 months to help me build out Jen’s new business Connects Workspace where our offices now reside, we had hundreds step up and help us film a feature length movie in 4 weeks called 2nd Greatest, and 475+ became “tools” this year in the efforts to help those in our community living on the margins through our Neighborhood Rehab Project.  Thank you to all of you who gave of your time, talents and finances to make this last year so special.  2016 is starting out with the word “nurture” in mind.  We are excited to nurture the people, opportunities, growth and resources God has brought into our lives.  I plan to personally carry this same mentality and passion into my leadership within the community.  With that in mind here are some of the goals I am setting in place as I lead our team forward:

Community Faith in Action– to strengthen our infrastructure internally, which will help us further our mission to create sustainable change within the community.

  • Contracted our part-time grant administrator, Emma Cole.
  • Meeting with a business coach who can help us with infrastructure.
  • Empower our board of directors to serve in their strengths.
  • Host a spring story telling fundraising event.

Neighborhood Rehab Project– To create a strong homeowner support team that will walk with those we are helping from assessment, to completion and follow up.

Rocky Mountain Police Chaplains– To help Kevin Shive, our director, and his advisory team have the resources and infrastructure needed to manage the growth and development of this project.  Knowing that in the end officers and their families will receive great care throughout the metro area!

Thanks again for all the wonderful support you all have given in the past year and I look forward to a great partnership going forward this New Year!