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 & Executive Director

Jeff Haanen is the Founder of Denver Institute for Faith & Work and the 5280 Fellowship. He contributes to various magazines and publications, including Christianity Today. Jeff attends Littleton Christian Church with his wife and four daughters.

Brian Gray

COO & 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.

Joanna Meyer

Director of Events & Sponsorships

Joanna serves as Denver Institute’s Director of Events & Sponsorships and oversees the Women & Vocation Initiative. Prior to coming to the Institute, Joanna worked in global telecom, nonprofit consulting, and campus ministry with Cru. In addition to her work at DIFW, Joanna is associate faculty at Denver Seminary and teaches sewing at Fancy Tiger Crafts. A third-generation Coloradan, she 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, 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 a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and is pursuing his M.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado Denver. 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.

Olivia Duncan

Development Associate & 5280 Fellowship Coordinator

Olivia serves as Denver Institute’s development associate and 5280 Fellowship coordinator. She has a spirit of generosity, focused on inviting people into the abundant joy of investing in God’s good work. Prior to joining DIFW, Olivia worked in technology sales, event planning, and nonprofit ministry. After living abroad in Italy, Olivia has a deep appreciation for a large scoop of gelato, a nice glass of Chianti, and experiencing other cultures. She graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University, holding a BBA in Marketing from the Neeley School of Business.

Christine Hersh

Project Manager - Scatter

Christine is the Project Manager for Scatter, DIFW’s online theological learning platform. She is a Master’s of Divinity student at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado with concentrations in Spiritual Formation and Theology. She also serves at Bloom Church as a Seminarian focusing on the integration of prayer from Scripture, mysticism, orthodoxy, and church history. Christine loves the outdoors, including backpacking, cycling and star gazing, plus medium rare steaks, Harry Potter, and strong cold brew coffee.

Ryan Tafilowski

Content Manager - Scatter

Ryan serves as content manager for Scatter, DIFW’s online theological learning platform. 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 as associate pastor at Foothills Fellowship Church in Littleton. He holds a B.A. in biblical studies from Colorado Christian University, 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 badly behaved dog, Daphne, in Lakewood. Most importantly, Ryan is a diehard fan of the Denver Nuggets—and he liked them even when they were terrible.

Keely Quinn

Marketing Coordinator

Keely has a passion for local food, people and the church. As a go-getter, she doesn't like being bored and enjoys learning new skills, including knitting, baking and keeping houseplants alive. Through the power of words and marketing strategies she works to spread the word about Scatter so more people can find the work they do each day valuable.

Vision & Oversight

Our Governing Board

Hunter Beaumont

Fellowship Denver Church

Hunter Beaumont (board chair) is co-founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Denver Church. he also serves on the board of Acts 29, a national church planting network. Hunter is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Jill Anschutz

Independent Consultant

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

Spire Digital

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.

Bob Larkin

Bank of America

Bob Larkin is Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Banking at Bank of America. He has been in Commercial Banking positions since January of 2006 and has held senior leadership roles at both Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chase’s Commercial Bank. He studied at Florida State University and attends St. Patrick’s Presbyterian Church (EPC).

Matt Turner

MorningStar Senior Living

Matt Turner is managing partner at MorningStar Senior Living. He is passionate about serving seniors and underprivileged populations around the world. He has overseen the growth of the MorningStar portfolio to over 3,000 units in more than 25 properties throughout the U.S. Matt lives in Denver and attends Fellowship Denver Church.

Strengthening Impact

Our Advisory Board

Wil Armstrong

Three Tree Capital

Wil Armstrong has been a long-time supporter of Denver Institute and is currently the Chairman at Three Tree Capital.

Dan Dye

Ardent Mills

Dan Dye is CEO of Ardent Mills, North America’s leading flour supplier and grain innovator. With more than 40 community flour mills and blending facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, it offers the broadest range of premium multi-use flours, whole grains, mixes and custom multi-grain blends. The company's annual revenue tops $4 billion. Dan has been a Senior Leader in the 5280 Fellowship, and his tours of the Ardent Mills test kitchens are always a highlight! He has also been featured in several popular DIFW blogs.

Cindy Chang Mahlberg

Colorado Center for Dermatology & Skin Surgery

Cindy Chang Mahlberg is business director and integrator at the Colorado Center for Dermatology and Skin Surgery, and co-founder of Women in the Mix, a social venture focused on empowering and equipping women to thrive in work and life. She previously worked as a lawyer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Credit Suisse. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and completed the Gotham Fellowship at the Center for Faith & Work in New York City. She lives with her husband and two children in Lone Tree.

Tim McTavish

Colorado Christian University

Tim McTavish is currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and adjunct professor at Colorado Christian University. He also appears on page 19 our our 2016 Impact Report!

John Paasonen


John is the Co-Founder and CEO of Maxwell, a marketplace that makes shopping for your mortgage simple, intuitive and human. He has a proven track record in building businesses and executing growth strategies through marketing and engagement, partnerships and effective leadership. John is passionate about disrupting traditional financial services markets by focusing on the consumer experience.  John graduated from Taylor University with a BA in International Business and he holds an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Jim Howey

Blender Products, Inc.

Jim Howey is the director of business development at Blender Products, Inc. He has provided senior-level leadership to companies ranging from a niche metal products manufacturer (his current company) to a national franchisor of retail children’s apparel stores.

John Ramstead

Beyond Leadership, Inc.

John serves as CEO of Beyond Leadership, Inc., and hosts the Eternal Leadership Podcast. Beyond Leadership serves as a catalyst for CEO's, entrepreneurs and teams to reach their full potential and lead their organizations rapidly to their goals.

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.

Adrienne Tafilowski

L&R Pallet

Adrienne is a fourth-generation Coloradoan; she and her husband, Ryan, welcomed their first child in early 2019. Through her work at L&R Pallet, Adrienne serves the needs of a diverse workforce through her background in education and social work. She completed the 5280 Fellowship in 2018.

Drew Yancey


Drew Yancey is the president of Yancey’s, a produce merchandising and distribution company based in Loveland, and entrepreneur-in-residence at Peak Solutions, where he works as a management consultant.  Drew is also a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham (UK) researching the connection between theology and entrepreneurship. Drew has an MBA from Texas A&M and an MDiv from Denver Seminary.