Steve Walkup    Chairman

Steve worked for the Denver Rescue Mission as the Vice President of Programs for 18 years, and currently fills the role of Spiritual Director. 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 has a deep passion to serve the city.

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


Jordan Fischer      President and Treasurer

Jordan is orginally from Virginia.  He received a degree in Business from The King's College in New York City, where he met Katie.  He spent 8 years learning fundraising, non-profit management, operations and finance before co-founding Hope In Our City.

Jordan and his wife, Katie, have 4 young children.  They 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 two young children.


Shelley Mills   Member

Shelley has a heart for building relationships with women from all different types of backgrounds. Over the past 6 years she has dedicated her time to partnering with nonprofits that serve communities that are the most vulnerable. She has been serving with us as a volunteer for the several months. She has enjoyed making new friends at our weekly women’s conversations groups and playing with the kids at Friday recesses.

Shelley loves being out in nature, reading and learning new things.  She is married and has two grown sons, a step daughter, and an 8 year old granddaughter. 


Rudy Garza III   Member

Rudy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree from the College at Southwestern. He has actively served his community in various capacities including as a supervisor at Union Gospel Mission, an investigator for CPS, a youth worker for the Denver Family Crisis Center, and currently working to become a DV and DUI counselor at an outpatient clinic. Currently he serves as the lead Pastor for Via Church, a new church plant located in southwest Denver.

He and his wife Cindy enjoy hiking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.