Steve Walkup    Chairman

Steve has worked for the Denver Rescue Mission as the Vice President of Programs for 18 years. Steve has sat on many boards and held officer positions for organizations around the world. He has years of experience in building successful programs and deep passion to serve the city.

Steve and his wife, Lori have two grown children and five grandchildren.  Steve enjoys sports, golf, hiking, fishing and traveling.

Jordan Fischer      President and Treasurer

Jordan has worked in the non-profit world for 9 years.  Previously he was the Vice President of U.S. Operations for Asian Hope.  His experience in raising funds, management, operations and finance coupled with his passion to serve and care for at-risk individuals and communities is what brought him to follow God’s prompting to start Hope In Our City.

Jordan is originally from VA but has lived in Colorado with his wife, Katie for the past 9 years.  They have 4 young children, and enjoy all sports, the outdoors, and traveling.

Eugene Kim     Secretary

Eugene is originally from Los Angeles, Ca.  He attended UCLA, and played on the Varsity Men's Volleyball team during his time there.  He has since pursued a degree in law at the University of Minnesota.  After graduating from law school, he moved to Denver, where he worked as a litigator for a large law firm, then served as a general counsel for a local franchise company.  He is currently working as an in-house counsel for RE/MAX, specifically focused on domestic and international franchise issues. 

Eugene and his wife, Macy have one daughter.

Carla Ludwig     Member

Carla Ludwig is a recent retired educator.  She graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Political Science, received elementary and secondary teaching degrees from the University of New Mexico and then earned her Master’s degree in Science Teaching from New Mexico Tech.  Carla has shared her love of teaching students of diverse backgrounds and all ages in Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Canada, China and Cambodia. Within these experiences, she had opportunities to teach all subjects and literacy intervention in elementary, mid-school, and high school classrooms.  She also taught university students “classroom science methods” in the upper division teacher education program for the University of New Mexico at the Farmington, NM campus.

Carla is a mother of 4 grown children, a grandmother (8 grandchildren) and shares her home with her wonderful husband, Mark and her black lab, Koda.  She loves to spend time with family and friends, read, eat good food, dig in her garden, and travel!