In addition to our small Denver office team, we have an outstanding Board of Directors and National Advisory Council who help make this ministry possible. We are equally grateful to the thousands of ACMNP friends and supporters who this ministry could not exist without.
Co-Executive Director (Placement & Communications)
Co-Executive Director (Program & Leadership)
For the past nine years, Amy has worked with A Christian Ministry in the National Parks as the Director of Placement and Communications, and most recently, as co-Executive Director. Prior to her time in the office, she served in three national parks and spent a season recruiting for the national office. Originally from Idaho, Amy earned her undergraduate degree in Communications and Business from Northwest Nazarene University. She earned her Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University in 2018. Through her graduate studies, Amy was recognized as an Opus Student Scholar, and was invited to join an international nonprofit honor society called Nu Lambda Mu. She is also a certified Master Trainer with The Lions Lead leadership development organization. Her experience working with World Vision, Love INC, Musana CDO and ACMNP gave her a strong love for nonprofit organizations and equipped her to carry out the impactful ministry occurring in the national parks each season. Amy has been married to her husband, Bobby Kennedy, for the past four and a half years. He is 2nd grade teacher in the Academy school district. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, swing dancing, singing jazz music, kayaking, and playing with her golden retriever pups Chloe and Tucker. Amy can be reached at email@example.com.
As the Director of Program & Leadership, Dave coordinates and oversees all components of our ministry program in the parks. ACMNP training and ministry programs are designed to ensure that ACMNP team members provide impactful ministry in the parks while developing leadership qualities and skills for future service in the church and world. Dave holds a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from Great Lakes Christian College and a Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel Christian Seminary. Dave is a certified Master Trainer with The Lions Lead leadership development organization. In 36 years of ministry, he has served as pastor with a mega-church in Indianapolis and a local Denver church, led over 20 cross-cultural mission trips, was a campus pastor at East Tennessee State University, and started Campus Christian Fellowship at Appalachian State University. He enjoys bow hunting for elk, skiing, camping, writing, reading, and exploring the Colorado wilderness with his horse, Jade. David and his wife, Dawn, have two grown sons. Jonathan and daughter-in-law, Amanda, have two children named Olive and Desmond. Alex served as an airborne medic in the Army and is married to Kana. For program questions, including interest in joining a Ministry Support Committee, contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth graduated from Wheaton College, worked as a Volunteer Coordinator, and has a Certificate in Discipleship from the University of the Nations. She and her husband, Andrew, spent a winter season serving with an ACMNP team in Big Bend National Park, followed by a summer season working in Denali State Park, but not serving with the ministry. Experiencing seasons both with and without an ACMNP presence in the parks further convinced Elizabeth of the great need the parks have for a ministry presence just like ACMNP. She has always enjoyed working behind the scenes, and is excited to be able to support all aspects of ACMNP’s ministry as it continues to grow. If you have any general questions or would like to be in touch with Elizabeth, she can be reached at email@example.com.
Lauren grew up in Indiana and graduated from Grove City College with a degree in history. After receiving her Master’s degree in Public History, Lauren worked as an archivist for a historic preservation organization for a year. However, she always dreamed of working for ACMNP and is so excited that she gets to work in ministry and national parks-two of her favorite things! Lauren also loves her husband Jake, hiking, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and history. Lauren is responsible for reviewing applications, offering placements, as well as growing and maintaining positive relationships with park concessionaires, their human resource departments, and the National Park Service. For placement-specific questions about the parks, or if you would like to have a team at your national park property, please contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toni is from Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from Regent University with a degree in history. After graduation, she spent the following years working in a children’s library and in the home development industry. In the summer season of 2017, she served with ACMNP in Glacier National Park and fell in love with the ministry. Toni enjoys traveling, reading, baseball, hiking, kayaking, serving at her church, and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to be joining the team as a recruiter and program assistant. If you have any questions or are interested in serving next season with ACMNP you can email Toni at email@example.com.
Brad is the owner and founder of Binkley IT Consulting since and has been providing expert and valuable network administration to businesses in the Denver Metro Area since 1999. He has been a tremendous asset to our team and has helped bring ACMNP into the digital age in some important ways. While Brad works with many other groups, we like to think that we are one of his favorites. We try to find ways to get him into our office more frequently, as he is a favorite of ours as well.
Taylor Derrick, CPA is a Manager at Bright & Associates. Founded in 2014 with a desire to see God’s kingdom advance and ministry flourish, Bright & Associates is a Parker-based CPA firm focused on providing outsourced accounting and CFO services to churches and ministries across the United States.
Executive Committee - Chairman of the Board
Executive Committee - First Vice Chair
Executive Committee - Second Vice Chair
Executive Committee - Secretary
Executive Committee - Treasurer
Dave Gillogly has a passion to ‘help people succeed’. This passion became so engrained in the culture of the world’s largest privately-held personnel company under Dave’s leadership that it became the company’s purpose statement and mantra.
Dave served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Express Personnel Services from 1988 until his retirement in 2000 leading the company from 100 to more than 500 offices worldwide and from $100 million to over $1 billion in annual revenues. Express now ranks in the top five among all personnel companies in the world, public or private.
Prior to his tenure with Express, he held senior-level leadership positions in the trucking, oil and gas, and consulting industries. He also served on Oklahoma Governor David Boren’s staff as liaison to the Office of Budget and Management, the Labor Department, and the Department of Central Services. He served five years as Commissioner (CEO) of the Oklahoma State Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund.
Since retirement, he consults, coaches, and mentors senior-level business and not-for-profit executives and teaches in the Paul Dickinson School of Business at Oklahoma Baptist University.
He is the author, co-author, or editor of four books and serves on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards of directors including Express Personnel, Vertical Learning Curve, Integra Realty Resources, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children, The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma, A Christian Ministry in the National Parks, and the Hough Ear Institute.
Dave holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. He and Millicent, his wife of 51 years, divide their time between their home in Oklahoma City and their cabin in Silver Gate, Montana. His goals are both sublime and ridiculous: ‘to be conformed to the image of Christ’ and to be a world-class trout bum.
Dave’s love for the outdoors and the national parks, and his life-long personnel mission of helping people succeed (especially young people) motivates his work as Chairman of the Board of A Christian Ministry in the National Parks.
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Chris Tomlinson has served A Christian Ministry in the National Parks, in one capacity or another, since 2003, when he was a student minister in Yellowstone National Park. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of ACMNP as the First Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Committee. An attorney by trade, Chris is a partner at the law firm Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he practices business litigation. Chris has extensive experience representing clients in complex business and securities litigation, with concentrations in shareholder and corporate governance disputes, merger and acquisitions litigation, financial services litigation, and broker-dealer litigation. He regularly represents and advises members, shareholders, and directors regarding corporate governance matters. Chris also assists clients with international and domestic regulatory enforcement matters, internal investigations, and white-collar criminal matters, particularly when they involve securities or other financial issues. Chris received a B.A. from Furman University, and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.
After being hooked by the mission and people of ACMNP as a student minister in Yellowstone National Park, Chris went on to serve with ACMNP in Virgin Islands National Park on St. John, USVI, and Mt. Republic Chapel of Peace in Cooke City, Montana. Chris then worked in the national office of ACMNP in Freeport, Maine, and Denver, Colorado. He has served on ACMNP’s Board of Directors since 2010. Chris appreciates the opportunity to be a part of ACMNP’s unique and powerful ministry. He also enjoys being able to fly-fish, hike, and explore the national parks with his wife and two kids while attending board meetings.
Glenn is a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, having served a congregation in the Pocono Mtns for seven years and then spending 30+ years as shared staff as a Director for Mission Outreach on behalf of the ELCA and as an Associate of the Bishop of the Northeastern PA Synod of the ELCA. My work responsibilities included serving as Director of Pocono Area Leisure Ministry.
I originally joined the Board of ACMNP as an official representative of the ELCA, but now continue on the Board as Secretary. My avocations include serving with the local fire department, philately, and travel.
Brian served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at T-Mobile, USA from 2001 to 2011 and in several other leadership roles from 1996 to 2001. He headed T-Mobile’s financial, strategic planning, M&A, IT, supply chain and other operational groups. In 2011 he shifted gears to join the non-profit sector, serving as Executive Vice President and CFO for CRISTA Ministries in Seattle, WA for four years. Brian also worked for Ernst & Young’s Telecommunications Group and several broadcasting companies. He received his MBA from the University of Washington and BA from Washington State University. Brian and his wife Nancy live in Lake Tapps, Washington and have three grown children and two grandchildren. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. He has also served on several other boards, including at churches, the Global Business Advisory Board of the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, and in various roles in Scouting. His family enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking & climbing, skiing, tennis, travel, and family gatherings. Brian is grateful to be part of ACMNP which his family first learned about years ago while camping at Mt. Rainier National Park and attending an ACMNP worship service.
Laura is a former Chief Investment Officer and principal of an elite investment management firm specializing in private equity fund of funds investments. Her diverse business expertise includes launching a highly successful private equity enterprise, positions as a Portfolio Manager and Auditor for a multi-national Global Fortune 500 company, and serving as a Special Agent and Forensic Specialist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As a seasoned financial services executive Laura’s forte lies in her ability to combine a deep strategic perspective, with disciplined risk-reward frameworks, and a finely honed business advisory approach to achieve intended results. The clients and companies she has served included entrepreneurs, family offices, investment banks, private equity funds, asset managers, pension funds and trust companies, Global Fortune 500 companies, and Forbes 400 families.
As CIO Laura defined the vision for the firm’s investment programs while incorporating an intentional strategic planning framework. She has been instrumental in designing, managing, and monitoring Kenmont’s top performing diversified private equity portfolios and developing long term strategies for internal and external growth. Her measurable success is built on a foundation of impeccable relationships, designing and implementing an institutional quality investment protocol for fund evaluation, due diligence, and the creation of a portfolio development database.
Prior to joining Kenmont Capital Partners, Laura was Portfolio Manager for Shell Oil Company’s $6.5 billion (at that time) pension trust holding oversight and responsibility for asset allocation and public and private equity portfolios. Laura joined Shell as a member of the Corporate Auditing team in order to “learn the company” from the inside. She worked on a wide range of assignments in the corporate and manufacturing segments including operational audits, financial, tax, and specialty tax audits.
Before Shell Oil Company, Laura served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as one of the Bureaus first 50 female agents and the first female agent to be trained in electronic interception, Laura led investigations of complex financial crimes, bribery and political corruption, entailing extensive inquiries into oil, coal, and trucking companies.
Laura is married to Michael and their have 2 married children, four grandchildren.
Their passion is traveling and have visited numerous National Parks.
Dan was actively engaged in the preservation and management of National Parks over a 43 year career with the service. His love of the environment was evident in his choice of study in Landscape Architecture at Michigan State University. As a landscape architect he began his career designing and integrating visitor facilities into the natural and cultural environments of our national parks. He went on to become the park landscape architect for Yellowstone, Superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Memorial developing a public/private partnership to preserve the memorial and develop visitor facilities to accommodate and educate the visitors to the Memorial. For five years he lead the NPS national planning, design and construction program, became the Deputy Director for Operations for the NPS. He had the honor to serve for nine months as acting Director of the NPS during the transition to the Obama administration. Dan then took on the role of Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. While at Yellowstone he also served as the interim President of the National Park Foundation during the launch of the NPS Centennial Find Your Park Campaign. Dan retired from the National Park Service in 2018 and now is on the board of several non profits that support the National Park Service and the environment. He resides In Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife Barbara and in close proximity to his children and grandchildren.
Daniel Villanueva is a founding partner of RC/Fontis. He has invested in and served on boards of companies in professional sports, media, financial services, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food products, and the health and beauty industry. Villanueva led the launch of Major League Soccer in the Rose Bowl as the founding president of the Los Angeles Galaxy, which has been the league’s most successful franchise to date. He was co-founder of Moya, Villanueva & Associates, Inc., a national marketing and public relations firm and also co-founder of a media group that included several Spanish-language radio and television stations. Villanueva earned his bachelor of science degree at Stanford University and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He has served on the boards of several prominent non-profit organizations and higher education institutions.
Lindsey’s journey with ACMNP began in the summer of 2007 when she served in West Glacier National Park. In 2008 she joined the National Advisory Council and has served on our Board of Directors since 2013.
Lindsey, a graduate of the University of Alabama, brings 18 years of marketing experience. Her portfolio includes the Country Music Hall of Fame where she managed promotions for country artists with the likes of Reba McEntire and George Strait, and maintained partnerships with XM Satellite Radio, CMT, Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and the Nashville CVB. Lindsey went on to gain agency experience at GS&F, a fully integrated advertising agency in Nashville. Most recently, Lindsey spent 10 years in healthcare as Sr. Marketing Manager at HealthStream, Inc. Under her leadership, her team executed marketing campaigns resulting in over 1 million dollars in sales opportunities per quarter and marketed a tech product that became the #1 ICD-10 training solution for U.S. hospitals, physicians, and non-acute facilities.
Lindsey’s true passion is coaching and mentoring college students, which she has done since 2003 as the Head Cheerleading Coach at Belmont University – a Division 1, nationally ranked program.
Lindsey, her husband Adam, and their son Barrett, reside in Nashville, TN.
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Mrs. Julie Appiah-Finn
The Rev. Bill Black
Mr. Peter Brabeck
Mrs. Ann Burchill
Mr. Kent Carter
Mr. Steve Carter
Mrs. Jackie Caswell
Ms. Allison Chisolm
Dr. Jim Critchlow
Mr. Carl Douhan
The Rev. Linda Fritz
The Rev. G. Holger Hansen
Dr. Tracy Hartman
Mr. Peter Hoss
Mr. Steven Iobst
Mrs. Gaye Kloster
Mrs. Nancy Lundgren
The Rev. Dr. Bill Young
Mrs. Debby Young
Mr. Dave Mihalic
The Rev. John Miller
Mrs. Joyce Mundy
The Rev. Dr. Ron Nydam
Mrs. Carole Oldemeyer
The Rev. Dr. Chester Polk
Mrs. Bobbie Roegge
Mr. Jim Roegge
The Rev. Katherine Rohde
The Rev. Dr. Jeff Saville
The Rev. Dr. Mary Schaller-Blaufuss
The Rev. John Schmidt
The Rev. John Sheild
Ms. Sandy Sisson
The Rev. Dr. James Speed
Dr. Larry Van Genderen
Dr. Bruce Wheeler
Mr. Jock Whitworth
Mrs. Anne McPherson-Tracy
Mrs. Nancy Ost
Dr. Bob Beaver (Grand Canyon, South Rim)
Pastor Jeff Ballard (Gardiner Community Church, Yellowstone)
Pastor John Schmidt (Pacific Northwest)
Pastor Brent Moore (Yosemite)
Pastor Don Taylor (Mt. Republic Chapel of Peace, Yellowstone)
Pastor Rob Benson (Acadia)
The Lord said, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”