Our Team

Learners : : Teachers : : Connectors : : Collaborators
Meet Our Team

We are learners, teachers, and conveners dedicated to our work, our city, and a broader vision of the gospel.

Jeff Haanen

CEO & Founder

Jeff Haanen is the Founder & CEO of Denver Institute for Faith & Work. Jeff lives with his wife and four daughters in Littleton, Colorado, and attends Wellspring Church.

Brian Gray

VP of Formation & Director of the 5280 Fellowship

Brian is the COO here at DIFW and also leads our 5280 Fellowship program.  Prior to landing at DIFW, he served in pastoral ministry for thirteen years and at Denver Seminary for four years. His vocation includes moving ideas out into life through relationships and conversation – whether that applies to God, work, the Church, good beer, or Liverpool Football Club. He married way out of his league, and spends most of his free-time being parented by his two daughters.

Jeff Hoffmeyer

VP of Advancement

Jeff serves as vice president of advancement. Prior to his time at DIFW, Jeff served in a variety of pastoral roles for more than fifteen years, most recently as the senior pastor of La Cañada Presbyterian Church in California. He has a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Graduate Theological Union, is developing curriculum for Fuller Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program, and has actively led fundraising campaigns for churches as well as for the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. Jeff lives in Boulder with his wife, Heather, and their children, Eleanore and Andersen.

Abby Worland

VP of Operations & Finance

Abby serves as the vice president of Operations & Finance where she spends her energy making sure things run smoothly and effectively. Before coming to DIFW, she spent more than a decade working in public education in Mississippi and Colorado as a teacher, administrator, and human resources leader. She has a B.A. in history from Baylor University, an M.Ed. in elementary education from Delta State University, and her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. Abby was a 5280 Fellow during the 2020-2021 cohort year and is thrilled to be on the DIFW team in a staff capacity.

Joanna Meyer

Director of Public Engagement

Joanna serves as Denver Institute’s Director of Public Engagement and oversees the Women & Vocation Initiative. Prior to coming to the Institute, Joanna worked in global telecom, nonprofit consulting, and campus ministry with Cru. She served as associate faculty at Denver Seminary and as a sewing instructor at Fancy Tiger Crafts. A third-generation Coloradan, Joanna appreciates both the state’s innovative culture and its cowboy roots. She has an MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Bakke Graduate University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Dustin Moody

Director of Communications

Dustin oversees the marketing, publications, social media, podcast, and website as the director of communications for the Denver Institute of Faith & Work. He has previously served with the University of Colorado Boulder and Wycliffe Bible Translators. He holds an M.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado Denver and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida. Dustin also serves on the board of the Colorado chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. He and his wife, Laura, attend Storyline Fellowship in Arvada.

Catherine Sandgren

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Catherine serves as Denver Institute’s marketing and events coordinator. Prior to joining DIFW, Catherine worked in nonprofit ministry, editorial, event planning, and media production, and served as an events intern with Denver Institute for two years. She graduated from Colorado Christian University with a bachelor of arts in global studies and a minor in mass media. Catherine enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures; of the places she has been, Italy, China, and Scotland are among her favorites. 

Pamela Ramon

Development & 5280 Fellowship Coordinator

Pamela Ramon serves as the development and 5280 Fellowship coordinator. Prior to joining DIFW, Pamela served as a project manager and marketing coordinator, as well as a high school math teacher. She and her husband, Gabriel, live in Thornton. When they’re not traveling internationally, you can find Pamela and Gabe hiking, fly fishing, and reading.

Cliff Johnson

Publishing Manager

Cliff serves as Denver Institute’s publishing manager. Prior to coming to DIFW, Cliff had a career in publishing working for Tyndale House Publishers as group vice president for new market development developing unique product formats for Bibles and children’s books in multiple distribution channels. He also worked for Christianity Today as global publishing director and as a publishing consultant to the Kern Family Foundation and some of its grantees. Cliff holds a B.A. in economics from Wheaton College and completed Yale University’s executive publishing course. Cliff lives with his wife, Phebe, in Parker, Colo.

Lisa Slayton

Director of CityGate

Lisa Slayton is Founding Partner and CEO of Tamim Partners, LLC, an advising agency dedicated to guiding leaders and their teams in their mission to serve their communities for the common good. Lisa is a Board Director for Made to Flourish, and Leadership Foundations, serving in an additional capacity as a Senior Innovation Fellow for the CCIC. She is also a certified coach for Designing Your Life, serving others in their exploration of work and calling. Lisa attended Mount Holyoke College and Bakke Graduate University and holds an M.A. in Social and Civic Entrepreneurship.

Ryan Tafilowski

Theologian-in-Residence

Ryan serves as theologian-in-residence for Denver Institute for Faith & Work, where he writes and teaches on the integration of faith and work. Alongside his work with Denver Institute, Ryan is an instructor in the Division of Christian Thought at Denver Seminary, where he teaches theology and the history of Christianity, and associate pastor at Foothills Fellowship Church in Littleton. He holds a Th.M. in ecclesiastical history and a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Edinburgh. He has published in the areas of inter-religious dialogue, historical theology, and Christian ethics. Ryan lives with his wife, Adrienne, and their daughter in Lakewood. Most importantly, Ryan is a diehard fan of the Denver Nuggets—and he liked them even when they were terrible.

Vision & Oversight

Our Governing Board

Bob Larkin

Board Chair

Bob Larkin is a Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager in Bank of America's Global Commercial Bank.  He has been in Commercial Banking positions since January of 2006 and has played leadership roles at both Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.   He cares deeply about people and has expressed that passion through personal investments in low income housing and an early learning center.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Denver Chapter for the Association for Corporate Growth and is active in Denver's business community.  He has a degree in finance from Florida State University and is an active member at Trinity Church Denver (CREC).  In his free time, Bob enjoys time with his family in the mountains, golf, snowboarding and international travel.  Bob and his wife Rene have three children and reside in Englewood, Colorado.

Jill Anschutz

Board Secretary

Convinced that “those who tell stories rule society” (Socrates), Jill logged 10 years of experience in influencing public opinion and perception through strategic communications. While serving as a principal at SE2, a Denver-based communications agency, Jill discovered the joy of integrating the Christian faith with her day-to-day work in the marketplace. In her current work as a freelance consultant, she now tells stories about Denverites bringing the gospel to bear in diverse industries.

Jill is a graduate of Taylor University, an alumna of the Impact Denver leadership program, a deacon at Fellowship Denver Church, and a Kentucky Colonel — an honorary commission given by the state of Kentucky to “individuals noted for their public service and their work for the advancement of Kentucky.” 

Adam Hasemeyer

Board Treasurer

Adam Hasemeyer is the president of Spire Digital, a Denver-based digital product development firm that transforms business through design and technology. He is responsible for leading the acquisition and management of all client relationships at Spire Digital. Adam is passionate about bringing people together to deliver great results for his clients and volunteer organizations. He studied at Miami University and currently serves on the board of Pledge 1% Colorado.

Jeanne Oh Kim

Children's Hospital of Colorado

Jeanne Oh Kim (AKA Jeanne Oh, M.D.) is a mother of four amazing boys and has been given the job to raise Godly men. She is a pediatrician who loves to bring the healing ministry of Christ into her work at home and the office. She went into pediatrics because she loves children but is learning about the complexity of healing and the importance of co-laboring with the Trinity to bring the Kingdom reality into all aspects of life. Jeanne worked in private practice in Chicago before joining Advanced Pediatrics in Colorado in 2005. She retired from Advanced Pediatrics in 2019 and is now working for Children’s Hospital Colorado as a Locum Tenens pediatrician. She also feels a calling to redeem the greater family of God through international medical missions and recently served in Juarez, Mexico. She is married to her life partner, Jack Kim, founder of KORE (Kingdom Oriented Real Estate) Investments.

Doug Smith

College of Engineering and Applied Science, CU Boulder

Doug Smith is the Assistant Dean at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, CU Boulder.

Darius Wise

Red Rocks Credit Union

Darius Wise is the executive vice president and COO of Red Rocks Credit Union. Darius works as a visionary leader whose work stretches far into the communities around him. Before working in the business sector, Darius spent more than 17 years in pastoral ministry and leadership. He has previously served as the director of Upstream Impact, a nonprofit that seeks to help families in the Denver area escape poverty and pursue their dreams. He currently serves on the board of directors for Denver Institute For Faith & Work.