Our Mission Statement: St. Clare’s Ministries offers short-term respite from the harsh realities of homelessness, poverty, and the separation we feel from God and each other. With God’s help, St. Clare’s is an open, welcoming, and diverse community that provides physical and spiritual nourishment, clothing, and other support to our guests and volunteers in need.
Our Vision: To offer short-term respite from the harsh realities of homelessness and poverty through the provision of meals, clothing and other support to our community neighbors in need.
Our Purpose: We are a Jubilee Ministry of The Episcopal Church in Colorado. The purpose of Jubilee Ministry Centers of The Episcopal Church is to engage in work with poor and oppressed people, wherever they are found, to meet basic human needs and to build a just society. It is faith in action–loving God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength by loving our neighbors as ourselves.
John PutnamChair of the Board
John Putnam joined St. Clare’s as an intern for the Episcopal Service Corps in August, 2014. Since then he has continued on as an Assistant Managing Director and then volunteer. He is currently the Youth Minister and Coordinator of Welcome & Integration at St. John’s Cathedral.
Karin ElsenSecretary of the Board
Karin Elsen is a regular volunteer at ministries serving the Denver area homeless and marginalized and she has served at St. Clare’s since 2008. She is a paralegal and a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Centennial.
Joseph HajnyBoard Member
Joseph Hajny joined the board in 2015. He is a member of St. Joseph Episcopal Church in Lakewood. He is retired, spending time with his children, grandchildren, and volunteer services.
The Reverend Bill KindelBoard Member
Fr. Bill Kindel is one of the founders and a first board member of St. Clare’s Ministry.
Mark MolelloBoard Member
Mark Molello, who was on the first board, is a member of Christ the King.